Because the shape of our profile is not always evident to us, it can be a shock when we see photographs and realize that we’re not pleased with what we’re looking at. When examining your profile, certain features tend to stick out (both literally and figuratively). These features are the nose, the chin, and the jawline or neck. Traditionally, ideals of beauty are based on the interaction between these features. In essence, a face that is proportionate and balanced is more desirable because the facial features are in harmony with each other.
The nose, chin, and jawline usually have unique, individualized shapes. Chins can be weak and appear almost non-existent. Noses can have an undesirable hump or a drooping tip. And an aging neck can weaken the firm and defined jawline you may have known for years. Although each feature only makes up a small fraction of your face, together they can have a significant effect on your appearance and self-confidence.
Stay In Balance
The goal of any cosmetic surgery is to restore or enhance balance. Most patients that dislike their profile suffer from insecurities stemming from their nose, chin, or neck.
Your nose takes center stage on your face. Unfortunately, it can have significant variations in shape and size. For some patients, the nose is too small for their face, while for others it is too large. Some patients have long, drooping nasal tips; others lack definition. Some patients suffer dissatisfaction with a hump on the bridge of their nose. Whatever the concern, many patients are worried about how their nose interacts with the surrounding facial features, such as the eyes, cheeks, lips, and chin. Rhinoplasty can alter and enhance the shape of your nose to help alleviate your insecurities.
Another common facial feature that leads to profile insecurity is the chin. Some patients are born with an undefined chin or the appearance of no chin at all. For these patients, looking out of balance is a significant issue, as the lack of a prominent chin causes the upper portion of the face to look and feel more substantial than it is. An undefined chin can be altered using a chin implant. This implant allows for greater projection and definition so that your chin falls in line with the projection of your nose and forehead.
As you age, your skin produces less collagen. This causes your skin and the underlying muscles to lose elasticity and start to fall toward your jawline. When this occurs, you are left with jowls and excess skin on the neck. A neck that is experiencing these changes often appears older than it is. A neck lift can restore firmness and youthfulness by tightening the underlying muscles, removing excess skin, and restoring definition to the jawline. This procedure restores balance to the face by strengthening its overall structure.
To learn more about how these procedures can strengthen the structure of the lower face and improve your self-confidence, contact Dr. Corbin by calling his Beverly Hills office at (310) 284-8384 or his Brea office at (714) 671-3033 to set up a consultation.