There are actually three views of the face: the front, side or profile, and the three-fourths view. Each view dictates a different shape and different curvature of the facial features. Regardless of a person’s favorite view of his or her face, everyone wants an attractive, profile…and one that’s a close to their ideal as possible. In brief: people want a “perfect” facial profile.
Here’s what an ideal facial profile looks like:
- Profile that’s straight and in tune with the rest of the face
- Youthful looking, aesthetically pleasing profile
- Masculine or Feminine ageless look
- Forehead that isn’t entirely round or flat (upper face)
- Straight nose with some concavity to it (mid face)
- Full lip projection (lower face)
- Well defined chin, neck, jaw line (lower face)
For those people who are unhappy with their profile, know that it can be corrected and/or enhanced. For many patients, correction is of great value to them for various reasons.
Understand first the facial thirds and your aging profile, then you can determine how to correct or enhance what you’ve got to work with.
Our “profile” changes as we age. This occurs from the top of the face down. Here’s what you are likely to experience:
- Flattening of the forehead
- Drooping eyebrows
- Under eye bags and hollows
- Loss of cheek volume & definition
- Lines & folds around the mouth
- Chin & neck sagging
- Jowls & neckband formation
- Hollowing of the temples
- Drooping nasal tip
- Nasal bumps & humps become pronounced
Since the facial anatomy is divided into “thirds”…the upper, midface and lower face, the goal is always to achieve balanced proportions with one another.
TODAY’S OPTIONS…include “quick fixes” that are here to stay. For those who start young enough doing the small things such as Injectable Dermal Fillers, Skin Resurfacing, Botox and others, surgery may be delayed or avoided completely. The Boomers are on it and are having all the Age Defying, Age Reversing procedures offered today…because they want to look as good as they feel. The Millennials are right behind them and consider cosmetic, anti aging treatments to be a regular part of the normal health care regimen.
For every problem listed in the bullet points (above) we have a treatment option that is age reversing and can give people the facial balance and attractiveness of their dreams.
BALANCE is the KEY! Balance among the three facial areas is the key to an attractive face with a harmonious look and good alignment.
LIPS are IN TODAY! Much focus is placed on lips today. They should be perfectly proportioned and this can be accomplished with Juvederm or another HA filler to restore volume and lip color.
WRINKLES & LINES ARE OUT! We eliminate lines, wrinkles and folds with Botox (around the eyes/forehead), Juvederm/Voluma in the cheek area (midface), Restylane and others in the lower face. See my website for more on injectables: www.DAVinciplastic.com.
SPRING IS HERE and Moms, Sisters and Daughters are showing up in our office for similar treatments…since they’ve discovered that families do age the same!
ARE YOU BEACH BODY READY? Body Sculpting could be your answer. Let’s Talk now.
Best to You and Yours,
Steven Davison M.D.
Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
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