Facial bone contouring in Iran: All you need to know
If you want to reduce the width of your cheeks or reshape your chin, then you would want to have facial bone contouring surgery. Although there are ways to contour your face with injectables and make up, facial bone surgery will provide results that last longer and give you more significant change.
This, however, does not mean that facial bone contouring is always better. Each procedure has pros and cons, and you have to choose the suitable one based on what you see fit.
Facial contouring procedures
There are several available options to choose from if you want to change your facial features. Each one of them will give you different results, and the cost and longevity will vary as well. These methods include:
- Jawline surgery
- Chin enhancement surgery
- Cheekbone reduction surgery
- Contouring with fat grafts
- Contouring with injectables
- Contouring with make up
If you are asking yourself, what is jawline contouring surgery? Then we will answer you. Jawline surgery is a plastic surgery that aims to remodel your jaw and change its shape. Jawline contouring surgery involves lengthening or shortening the jaw or moving it up and down.
The procedure will involve removing the excess bone of the jaw and modify the angle of the bone. The surgeon may also modify the muscles of the jaw in some cases. This operation is performed under general anesthesia and takes about three hours.
The jawline contouring is mainly considered a plastic surgery. Therefore, the insurance does not cover the expenses. The cost of jawline surgery depends on several factors and ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 in the United States of America.
Contouring with injectables
Using fillers and Botox may help some patients with facial contouring. Fillers and Botox help patients reshape the facial features and make your face look thinner. However, the results are limited as they do not affect the bones.
Many patients use Botox for softening the jawline when the widening is due to the increase of the masseter muscle. Fillers will add more volume to the skin, and this can change the shape of the face and contour the face if done by an experienced surgeon.
The cost will vary depending on the used fillers and Botox needed and how much they are used. You should ask your surgeon about the expected results beforehand and tell him/her about your expectations to see if the contouring will injectables is suitable for you.
Facial contouring with fat grafts
Also known as facial contouring with fat transfer, this method can be a substitute for synthetic injectables. Facial contouring with fat transfer involves the use of the patients’ own fat to increase the volume of the skin.
Facial contouring with fat transfer provides longer-lasting results than dermal fillers as most of the transferred fat survives. The cost of facial fat transfer ranges from $2,500 to $7,500 in the United States of America, while it ranges from $1,200 to $2500 in Iran.
Coolsculpting for face
This is one of the popular treatments for defining facial features. This procedure is used to remove a certain amount of fat under the skin, thus making the face look thinner. It is possible to use CoolSculpting to get rid of the accumulated fats in your chin.
Coolsculpting is a minimally invasive, easy procedure with fast results. It works by freezing the fat cells and suctioning them.
Cheekbone reduction surgery
Cheekbone reduction surgery is one of the popular procedures to change the features of the face. During the surgery, your surgeon will make some incisions to remove some parts of the cheekbone and change their angle.
This surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It involves cutting some of the cheekbones and fixing them in a new way to make the face look thinner. This surgery is beneficial for patients with broad faces and prominent cheekbones who want to have thinner faces.
Chin enhancement surgery
The procedure you perform to improve the chin is different depending on your condition. This surgery includes chin reduction and chin lengthening. The surgery usually involves removing some parts of the bone, reshaping the bone, and reattaching the bone in a new way to achieve the new contour.
This surgery is a good option for patients with short and prominent chin. It can help to restore the balance to your facial features.
This plastic surgery is used to change the shape of the face and get thinner and softer facial features that look like the shape V. This surgery involves changing the shape of the chin, mandible, and jaw to achieve the desired shape.
This surgery is mainly used for patients who have a wide and masculine jaw that makes their faces look square. It will help patients get softer facial features with slender profiles.
Facial contouring with make-up
Although it is among the used methods, using make-up for facial contouring is limited. It is the least effective way to contour the face, plus it is a temporary way that requires daily use.
Side effects of Facial bone Contouring
As the method used for facial contouring vary, the side effects vary too. Facial bone contouring risks and side effects will be different based on the procedure you choose. However, the side effects that are associated with surgical approaches usually include:
- Damage to the nearby tissues (muscles, bones, nerves, etc.)
- Asymmetry of the jaw
- Blood clots
Facial contouring with injectables on the other hand is less invasive, but that does not mean that there are no side effects. After being injected with Botox, filler, or fat you may suffer from:
- Dry mouth
- Minimal swelling
The mentioned side effects are relatively mild to moderate. They usually go away by their own. If you feel severe pain after the surgery, call your doctor to see if this could mean something serious.
How to prepare for facial contouring
If you want to have a facial bone contouring surgery, you need to prepare well to achieve the desired results and avoid complications. Preparation for facial bone contouring may differ based on the procedure. Therefore, you should always ask your doctor about what you need to do beforehand. In general, and regardless of the procedure you are about to have, you should:
- Quit smoking: Quit smoking for 4 to 6 weeks before the surgery.
- Avoid alcohol consumption: Drinking alcohol may increase the possibility of bleeding during and after the procedure. You should refrain from alcohol for about a week before the surgery.
- Avoid taking blood thinners: It is not recommended that you take blood thinners before the surgery. If you are taking them, tell your doctor and ask him/her if you should stop them or take an alternative.
- Stop herbal drugs: Being natural does not mean they cannot do you any harm. Tell your doctor about any herbal medicine you are taking and ask if you should stop it before the surgery.
- Protect yourself from the sun: Try to avoid exposing yourself to the sun and use a sunscreen. It is better to have a natural skin tone while performing a surgery.
- Avoid eating the night before the surgery: eating before the surgery may interfere with the anesthesia, so you should stop eating the night before the surgery. On the other hand, you should drink enough water and stay hydrated.
- Medical tests: Some surgery may require doing some blood test and imaging. Ask the surgeon if you need to do any tests especially if you are about to have use a surgical approach.
Preparation also includes preparing your mind. Some approaches are irreversible so you will need to know exactly what you are about to do. Ask for some images for people who had the surgery before and be honest to your doctor about your expectation, as well tell him/her if you have any worries.
Recovery after facial bone contouring surgery
Recovery after the facial contouring depends mainly on the procedure you underwent, and the recovery time will vary accordingly. The recovery period afterwards ranges from few days to 3 to 4 weeks.
To avoid any possible complications and make sure you have the best results, you should consider the following:
- Have some rest and avoid sports for few weeks.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol for a month after the surgery.
- Sleep with your head elevated.
- Use cold packs if there are swelling.
- Avoid hard foods that are hard to chew.
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