There are many concepts to consider from a facial contouring perspective. One of the key things here is to do with the patient’s ethnicity. So, for example, a white Caucasian will have a very different appearance from somebody who comes from Africa. Consequently, these must be considered so that key features such as the nose and the lips work in harmony with the rest of the face.
Additionally, we have to understand the bony structure that underlies the soft tissues, as ultimately that is the key thing that gives the shape of the face. Other considerations also include relative proportions and absolute proportions. So, for example, the size of the nose compared to, for example, the projection of the chin.
We can address these areas in different ways. Sometimes, surgery is recommended, for example, if there is a large nose. However, most of the time, a non-surgical approach is all that we need. For instance, the use of soft tissue fillers may be able to achieve a desirable result. Fillers themselves vary in their longevity, their lifting capacity and inevitably, their results.
Whilst the cosmetic doctor will make the best recommendations for the right procedures to yield the best results, it is ultimately the patient’s choice.