Facial contouring procedures offer the ability to enhance the mid and lower face for people who are dissatisfied with the contours of their cheeks, chin, jawline, or neck. At Face Forward Houston Facial Contouring expert Dr. Regina Rodman specializes in creating customized procedures to help Houston facial contouring patients meet their aesthetic goals and achieve greater self-confidence. State-of-the-art methods such as helium plasma skin tightening, chin and jawline augmentation, cheek reduction, neck liposuction, and injections can be combined to provide results that complement and enhance your unique facial structure. Read on to learn more about achieving a more sculpted facial profile with Dr. Rodman and the caring team at Face Forward.
People seek facial contouring to improve the contours or definition of their cheeks, chin, jawline, or neck. When it comes to Facial Contouring Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Rodman, designs each procedure around the patient’s individual goals and facial structure. Surgery, liposuction, skin tightening, neuromodulators or fillers may be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in combination to deliver the ideal outcome.
Facial contouring is a highly individualized procedure designed around your unique needs. Dr. Rodman will work alongside you to design a treatment plan that helps you meet your cosmetic goals. Your individual procedure might incorporate one or more of the following methods.
The buccal fat pads rest in your midface and help define the shape of your cheeks. Some people with heavy buccal fat pads may wish to reduce the appearance of “chubby cheeks.” Others may simply want to achieve more sculpted contours in this area. Buccal fat removal, sometimes called cheek reduction, refers to the surgical removal of fat from the buccal fat pads in order to highlight your cheekbones and bring more sculpted definition to the area between your cheeks and jawline.
As you age, you may notice fat accumulating in your neck area that you can’t get rid of with diet or exercise. Many people also experience fat under the chin in the submental area, or a “double chin.” These common areas of fat accumulation can cause the lower face to lose its youthful contours. Neck liposuction is used to remove excess fat from under the chin for a sleeker, more athletic-looking jawline and neck area.
Renuvion skin tightening is a state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive treatment used to tighten the skin of the neck for a more sculpted appearance. The Renuvion wand is inserted into the treatment area via a small incision to deliver helium plasma to tighten and contract the underlying tissues. Renuvion can be performed as a stand-alone treatment, but it is frequently combined with liposuction and a “mini lift” to provide comprehensive contouring and tightening.
Your chin helps to define your entire facial profile. A receding chin, or “weak chin,” can detract from the harmony of your facial contours. If a receding chin causes you to lack confidence in your overall appearance, chin augmentation can provide a solution. Chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, refers to surgical methods such as chin implants or genioplasty, which are used to enhance the appearance of an under-projected chin that appears too small in proportion to the rest of the face.
Genioplasty, or chin surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to increase or reduce the projection of the chin. Genioplasty candidates include individuals with either a recessed or protruding chin who would like to achieve a more balanced profile. Dr. Rodman is a highly experienced, double-board-certified ENT and facial plastic surgeon who completed additional training in craniofacial surgery with an emphasis on genioplasty. Houston genioplasty patients seek out Dr. Rodman for her extensive experience, precise attention to detail, and insightful surgical technique.
Jaw implants can precisely reshape your jaw to complement your unique facial structure. The implant itself is a small prosthesis molded from a biocompatible material that mimics the shape and feel of the jawbone. The implants used for jaw augmentation come in a variety of sizes and shapes that provide an excellent fit for many patients. For those with more specific needs, custom-created implants are available. At Face Forward, we use 3-D computed tomography (CT) to take precise measurements of your jaw, from which we create your individualized implant. Dr. Rodman can help you determine the best approach based on your needs and aesthetic objectives.
In addition to surgical facial contouring procedures, we also have a number of highly effective non-surgical treatment options. Here are a few of the non-surgical products we’ve used to help patients sculpt and refine their facial features.
Neuromodulators are non-surgical facial contouring treatments that effectively relax the muscles of the face. Neuromodulators are commonly used for wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. In facial contouring, a neuromodulator is often injected into the masseter muscle, which is responsible for the bulge at the angle of the jaw. Relaxing this muscle helps the lower face appear slimmer and less square shaped.
Experience the remarkable benefits of fillers, a breakthrough in non-surgical facial contouring. Dr Rodman often uses Bellafill or hyaluronic acid filler. These advanced dermal fillers are specifically formulated to address a range of aesthetic concerns and help you achieve your desired facial transformation. By harnessing the power of the biostimulant properties of Bellafill as well as hyaluronic acid, these fillers add definition to your cheeks, jawline, chin, temples and lips. The result is a more defined facial structure and a “snatched jawline.”
Eradicate stubborn double chin fat with Kybella, a revolutionary non-surgical procedure. Despite diet and exercise efforts, excess fat in the chin area can persist, obscuring your jawline definition. At Face Forward Houston, Kybella injections offer a highly effective solution, permanently reducing submental fullness. Utilizing deoxycholic acid, a natural enzyme found in the digestive tract, Kybella breaks down and dissolves fat cells. Reclaim your confidence and unveil a slimmer, more defined chin profile with Kybella.
Before performing any surgery or procedure, Dr. Rodman will collect information about your medical history to ensure you are a good candidate. To ensure that surgery can be safely performed, she will verify that you are in overall good health, are a nonsmoker, and that you have healthy expectations for the results of your procedure. When seeking facial contouring Houston patients typically do so for one or more of the following reasons:
Houston Facial Contouring expert Dr. Regina Rodman is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with her training focused on craniofacial surgery. She specializes in facial transformations, and brings the features of the face into balance and harmony with each other. Houston facial contouring patients can rely on Dr. Rodman’s expertise and dedication to safely provide exceptional cosmetic outcomes.
Learn more about whether facial contouring is right for you by scheduling your individual consultation at Face Forward Houston. Dr. Rodman will listen to your aesthetic goals and help you understand which techniques may help you achieve a more sculpted, defined neck, chin, jawline, or cheeks
For all facial contouring procedures you will be given numbing or pain medicine, or both, depending on the treatment plan. For most facial contouring procedures done in the office, you will be given local anesthesia to numb the area. For surgical procedures you will be given local anesthesia and general anesthesia or intravenous sedation (or both) for your comfort. Dr. Rodman will also work with you to provide guidelines and medications needed to make your recovery as safe and comfortable as possible.
Any procedure carries certain rare but serious risks of adverse side effects, including bleeding, scarring, infection, or poor reaction to anesthesia. You can reduce these risks by working with a highly qualified, board-certified surgeon and adhering carefully to all pre-operative and post-operative instructions.
The specific outcome of your procedure will depend on the techniques utilized. The results of most facial contouring procedures are long-lasting. The skin and tissues of your face are still susceptible to the changes that come with aging, but facial contouring provides improved structure and definition that you will be able to enjoy for years to come.
Facial contouring often involves some combination of surgical enhancement or reduction of the chin and cheeks, fat reduction or addition, skin tightening, and injectables. Dr. Rodman can work with you to define your aesthetic goals and customize a procedure that meets your needs.
The total cost varies because educating you about your options empowers you to make informed decisions about your treatment and provides care that lets you feel like your best self every day. At your consultation, we can provide you with a customized treatment plan and cost estimate.
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The Face Forward process starts with a consultation. You will meet with Dr. Rodman (either in the office or via video call) to discuss the result or look you want to achieve. Dr. Rodman will review and educate you about your options and schedule you for the procedure of your choice. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled as necessary. Achieve your look and enjoy the new you! Schedule your consultation for plastic surgery in Houston at Face Forward today.
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