Procedures That Help You Improve the Proportions of Your Face
As subjective as beauty can be, an attractive face is often one that is considered proportional. Although social scientists have studied the proportions of the face to determine the ideal ratios, not everything can be solved with a mathematical equation. Still, plastic surgeons have an innate sense of which proportions look good on a face. They also know how to use their surgical skills to achieve this attractive balance.
While there are some limitations to the kind of proportions that plastic surgery can fix, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Greenwald shares three of the best procedures for improving the proportions of the face.
Rhinoplasty is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the country, with many patients wanting to change the projection of their nose. Some worry that their nose sticks out too far, while others believe their nose does not project far enough. From a mathematical perspective, researchers estimate that the ideal nose projection should be about two-thirds the length of the nose. With nose reshaping, Dr. Greenwald can help patients to achieve a projection that better fits that proportion.
2. Fat Transfer
High cheekbones are a signature of attractive faces, with the upper cheeks protruding further than most other parts of the face. With age, however, the face — especially the cheeks — loses some of its fat and fullness. The result is a more sunken appearance, which changes the proportions. Fat transfer is a procedure that takes excess fat from another part of the body (often the abdomen or thighs) and reinjects it into the face to restore fullness. This can help to round the features of the face, so they have more youthful proportions.
Fat can also be injected into the chin to give it more fullness. Patients with a “weak” chin can augment the size so that it projects at a similar proportion to the nose for improved facial harmony. Adding size to the chin also effectively extends the jawline, which can help to minimize the appearance of jowls.
The average person’s ears stick out only a couple centimeters from the face. Ears are considered prominent when they protrude further than two centimeters, potentially throwing off the overall proportions of the face. Fortunately, otoplasty can help by removing a little bit of cartilage or skin and stitching the ears closer to the face.
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Dr. Greenwald is a top New York City plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures. If you have facial features that you would like to cosmetically enhance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Greenwald at (914) 421-0113 to work out a surgical plan that will help you to achieve your goals.