What Does Facial Contouring Involve?

Facial contouring surgery helps to make small structural changes in your facial structure, such as chin, jaw, ear, nose, or cheeks, which can enhance the beauty of your facial features while significantly improving your self-esteem and confidence.

Many people feel unsatisfied with the way they look and want to make slight changes without radically altering their look. Facial contouring surgery can help improve the symmetry of your face, adjust the proportions of your jaw and face, reduce signs of ageing, and give you a fuller, youthful appearance while retaining your uniqueness.

What Is Facial Contouring?

Facial contouring aims to subtly change the contours of the face through different surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. While makeup can help you do that if you want more dramatic and, in some, cases permanent results, you can consider undergoing a facial contouring surgery.

Facial contouring can mean a group of procedures all aimed at helping you achieve your desired standards of beauty, whether it is taking care of a protruding or receding cheek, chin, or square jaw. Moreover, age is a significant determinant of whether you can get facial contouring surgery. If your bone structure is not fully developed or is too weak, you will not be able to get this procedure.

All the surgeries will require in-depth consultation with you so that you can communicate your needs and expectations entirely. This is quite important for the success of your surgery. We will also consider your face shape and ratio for providing the best results. Some people might need only a few surgeries while others may require more to get the look they want.

What Is Facial Contouring Surgery?

Following are the procedures which are a part of facial contouring:

Chin Implant

Genioplasty or chin enhancement is a medical procedure that can improve your facial harmony by creating a balanced, attractive look. It can greatly define the jawline, which is much desirable among males to give them a stronger and masculine look. Moreover, it can add volume to the chin, which can create a soft and feminine look yearned for by many women.

It’ll involve making incisions inside your mouth, across the lower lip or outside, and under the chin. After lifting the tissue, the implant will be inserted. The whole procedure won’t last for more than an hour.


Facial liposuction surgery will involve the removal of fat from your face. The procedure is specially requested by those who’re struggling with double chin, turkey neck, and jowls. Incisions will be made in the part of the face, which requires fat removal after which a cannula will be inserted for breaking the fat. This will then be suctioned out.

Facial Implants

By inserting implants in their face, many people can restore their youthful appearance as the surgery can greatly reduce the signs of ageing. It can make your skin firm and toned. In addition, it can contour, uplift, and redefine areas of your face, such as the cheek, jaw, lips, or chin, etc.

Bone Trimming

An alveoloplasty or bone trimming surgery is named after the alveolar bone that surrounds the roots of the tooth. It is often used in conjunction with a tooth extraction. However, it can be performed alone to contour the shape of your jaw.

Jaw Contouring

A jaw contouring surgery is especially sought after by women who have a more masculine jawline. With this surgery, the bones of the jaw will be reshaped permanently to give a more slender appearance.

Graft and Tissue Transfers

Graft and tissue transfer surgeries involve the transfer of tissues from one part of the body to another. These tissues, once placed in their new site, will grow their new blood supply, without any need for the previous one. It involves surgeries such as brow lift, brow transplant, and beard/moustache surgery.


For those who’re looking to bring a balance to their facial features by redesigning or reshaping their nose, rhinoplasty is their chosen procedure. Physical trauma can damage the structure of your nose, which this procedure can help with. It can also help with an uneven nose.

Facelift Surgery

Medically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift surgery takes care of the excess, hanging skin on the face and neck which usually comes with ageing. It happens as the skin loses its elasticity. Usually, this surgery involves the lower part of the face. Tightening the skin provides a younger look.

Hairline Lowering Surgery

A hairline lowering surgery entails a reduction in the size of your forehead. Many people do not enjoy the undue attention a large forehead can bring. If it is disproportionately large, many may feel unsatisfied with its size. This surgery will help bring a balance to the overall features of your face by not having the forehead weigh heavily on them.

Ear Correction Surgery

Medically known as otoplasty, it is chosen to alter the shape, size, and position of the ears. If you feel your ears are too large or pointy, you can go for ear correction surgery. Moreover, this surgery can help with birth defects, deformities, or any physical trauma that might’ve altered the shape of your ears.

Double Jaw Surgery

Bi-maxillary osteotomy or double jaw surgery as the name indicates focuses on reshaping, resizing, and repositioning the jaw by performing the surgery on both the lower and upper jaw. It helps many people achieve the look that they want. Double jaw surgery is essential in the case where a protruded mouth needs to be taken care of. Many people regain their self-esteem by achieving a more balanced facial structure through this surgery.

V Line Surgery

In order to give the jawline a more “V” shape, a V Line Surgery is the choice of many people. The purpose is to reduce the size of the jaw if it is too wide, or bulky. It is also helpful in case of a physical injury. This results in a slender, sleek, and elegant appearance.

Neck Lift Surgery

Also known as platysmaplasty, a neck lift surgery takes care of the visible signs of ageing in the neck. While taking care of the sagging skin and excess fat, it also helps in the removal of the turkey wattle neck. This will greatly improve the appearance of the neck by giving it a sleek and firmer look.

Buccal Fat Extraction Surgery

Many people find their chubby cheeks rather flattening or widening the face of their shape, which is why they go for buccal fat extraction surgery. The surgery will take place by extracting the buccal fat pad in the cheek’s hollow.

What Are the Benefits of a Facial Contouring Surgery?

With small changes in your facial structure, facial contouring surgery can drastically enhance and refine your look. It helps people bring greater balance to their facial symmetry and features. Moreover, as these procedures are permanent, many people find that they do not need makeup anymore to bring out the beauty of their face.

Those who’re struggling with signs of ageing can also greatly benefit from the procedures by taking years off from their face in a matter of minutes or hours. It will give them a more youthful appearance and help boost their confidence and self-esteem.

Losing the elasticity of the skin comes naturally with ageing, but there’s a way you can take care of its adverse effects through some simple facial contouring surgeries. As these surgeries can be performed on almost any part of the face, they have been highly in demand.

What Are the Risks and Limitations of Facial Contouring Surgery?

The risks and complications associated with facial contouring surgery depend on the kind of surgery you’ll be getting. This is why you should discuss this in detail with your surgeon. Some common, temporary side effects generally include swelling, bruising, pain, and itching. Bleeding, infection and numbness are also a risk.

In some surgeries, there’s also a risk of damage to the nerves, which is why discuss this in detail during your consultation session with us, as it can vary depending on the patient and the surgery.

Recovery from Facial Contouring Surgery

Recovery from facial contouring surgery usually requires the patients to stay at the hospital. The doctor’s advice will determine the length of your stay. Moreover, the type and number of surgeries also matter in this regard.

We closely monitor your stay for signs of improvement. It is to ensure that you leave in perfect health. We want you to leave the clinic without being at any risk of post-op complications. In addition, our professional aftercare team will always be by your side just whenever you need it.


Facial contouring can help rejuvenate the face and also take care of the signs of ageing. It’s not just one surgery but an umbrella term for different surgeries that can reshape the face. The kind of facial contouring surgery you require will depend on your needs and expectations. It’s best to discuss those with a medical professional so that you can get a suitable treatment plan to address your concerns.

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