How to Change the Shape of Your Face

The shape of the face is determined by the shape of the jaw, length of the face and different facial features, and it impacts a person’s overall appearance. Sometimes, people want to change their facial shape, and treatment options are available that allow them to do just that.

For men and women who want to know how to change your face shape, it is important to note that bone structure dictates the facial appearance. Thus, surgical or non-surgical treatment is often required to change face shape. But with help from world-renowned facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, an individual can identify the ideal treatment to safely and effective reshape the face and improve the facial appearance.

Dr. Azizzadeh is a Harvard-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who prioritizes facial harmony. He helps patients achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance and offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options, all of which help enhance facial symmetry. Plus, each treatment is tailored to a patient, ensuring that an individual can undergo a surgical or non-surgical procedure to accommodate his or her facial rejuvenation goals.

When it comes to finding a treatment to change the shape of the face, Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to help. In fact, Dr. Azizzadeh offers a wide range of treatment options for patients who want to change their face shape, such as:

  1. Facelift

A facelift is a surgical procedure that reduces visible signs of aging in the face and neck. It requires Dr. Azizzadeh to examine a patient’s cheeks, chin, nose and other facial features and ensure that they are in perfect harmony with one another. That way, a patient can undergo a facelift to improve the facial shape.

There is no such thing as a standard facelift surgery performed by Dr. Azizzadeh. Instead, Dr. Azizzadeh personalizes a facelift to his patient, thereby helping this individual achieve facial features that complement one another.

Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh offers facelift surgery to patients of all ages if they qualify for treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh conducts a thorough patient evaluation before he performs a facelift so he can analyze a patient’s facial features, medical history and other relevant information. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes a facelift is the best option to help a patient enhance the facial shape, he then develops and executes an in-depth treatment plan.

  1. Mid Facelift 

A mid facelift is used to revitalize the appearance of the lower eyelids and cheeks. It differs from a traditional facelift, but also shares similarities to this procedure.

Whereas a traditional facelift treats different signs of aging in the face and neck, a mid facelift focuses exclusively on elevating the cheeks. A mid facelift helps a patient treat visible signs of aging that affect the appearance of the nose, eyes and corners of the mouth.

A mid facelift candidate often displays subtle signs of aging in the face. Meanwhile, a mid facelift can be performed on its own or in conjunction with a traditional facelift. When performed by Dr. Azizzadeh, a mid facelift helps a patient rejuvenate the facial appearance around the lower eyelids and cheeks. 

  1. Facial Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting, also referred to as a fat transfer to face procedure, involves the transfer of fat from the abdomen, flanks or other parts of the body to the face. The result: a patient can undergo facial fat grafting to achieve a more youthful facial appearance.

With facial fat grafting, fat is harvested from a patient via a small incision in his or her neck. Next, the fat is cleansed, concentrated and injected into a patient’s face. The fat is injected into certain areas of a patient’s face determined prior to treatment, and ultimately, helps treat visible signs of aging in the face.

Recovery after facial fat grafting usually takes a few months to complete. In some instances, facial fat grafting patients experience post-treatment swelling that persists for up to three months, along with numbness at different injection sites. However, upon successful completion of the recovery cycle, a facial fat grafting patient improves facial fullness and volume, leading to a rejuvenated facial appearance.

  1. Facial Fillers 

Patients who want to change the facial shape without undergoing surgery can pursue facial fillers, injectable facial rejuvenation treatments that provide temporary results. Facial filler treatments are often more affordable than surgical options, and they help patients quickly revitalize their facial appearance.

Different types of facial fillers are available, and each has a different purpose. Also, the facial filler application area varies based on the filler itself. To determine which facial filler can be used to help improve the facial appearance, Dr. Azizzadeh conducts a patient assessment.

In certain instances, a single facial filler can be used to enhance the facial appearance. Or, Dr. Azizzadeh sometimes recommends a combination of facial fillers to treat the face as a whole. Regardless of the number or quantity of facial fillers used, Dr. Azizzadeh’s goal remains the same: to provide his patient with a facial filler treatment that reduces visible signs of aging in the face. 

  1. Botox 

Botox ranks as a top non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment, and millions of Botox procedures are performed annually in the United States. The non-invasive cosmetic treatment is used to treat excess muscle movements in the face, reducing muscle contractions that otherwise cause fine lines, wrinkles and furrows.

During a Botox treatment, small, subcutaneous injections are used in different areas of the face. The injections are typically pain-free, and patients can usually resume their normal activities immediately following a Botox procedure.

Botox treatment results often become visible within a few days of a procedure. The results last up to four months, and Botox treatments can be performed at regular intervals based on a patient’s needs.

Should You Undergo a Procedure Designed to Help Change Face Shape? 

Surgical and non-surgical procedures are available to help patients change their face shape, yet patients should consider their treatment options closely. Thanks to Dr. Azizzadeh, men and women can receive extensive insights into different surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures. They can also learn about different factors to consider prior to a facial rejuvenation treatment, such as:

  1. Cost

Facial rejuvenation surgery provides long-term results, but the cost of treatment is generally higher than that associated with non-surgical options. Dr. Azizzadeh offers details about the costs associated with surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments before he performs a procedure. He also provides financing options to help patients cover the costs of a facial rejuvenation treatment.

  1. Potential Complications

Dr. Azizzadeh educates his patients about the benefits of facial rejuvenation treatments, along with potential treatment complications. He wants a patient to make an informed decision about a facial rejuvenation procedure, and as such, explains all aspects of treatment. This allows a patient to understand the pros and cons of a facial rejuvenation procedure and plan accordingly.  

  1. Recovery Time

Recovery time varies based on the type of facial rejuvenation procedure that a patient receives. For example, non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures often require little to no downtime, while certain surgical procedures cause bruising, swelling and other symptoms that continue for days or weeks after treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh explains the facial rejuvenation treatment recovery cycle to his patient, and he helps his patient prepare for this process.

In addition to evaluating the aforementioned factors, a patient also needs to undergo an evaluation to determine if he or she qualifies for facial rejuvenation treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh performs this evaluation, and he dedicates significant time and resources to learn about his patient. The evaluation therefore helps Dr. Azizzadeh assess his patient and find out if this individual is a good candidate for a surgical or non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure.

Depending on the patient, Dr. Azizzadeh could recommend a surgical or non-surgical procedure to help this individual reshape his or her face. Dr. Azizzadeh could also recommend a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments. Regardless of Dr. Azizzadeh’s recommendation, he strives to provide each patient with a facial rejuvenation treatment that results in a symmetrical facial appearance. To accomplish his goal, Dr. Azizzadeh collaborates with his patient, delivers personalized support and tracks his or her progress throughout treatment.

Schedule a Facial Rejuvenation Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh 

An individual who wants to change the shape of the face requires expert support. By consulting with Dr. Azizzadeh, a patient can learn about treatment options designed to help change his or her face shape. Dr. Azizzadeh discusses surgical and non-surgical treatments to change face shape, and he responds to a patient’s treatment concerns and questions. To schedule a facial rejuvenation treatment consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us at 310-657-2203.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh Today

Dr. Azizzadeh offers in-person and virtual consultations to people who are considering a cosmetic procedure. To find out more, please contact us today at 310-657-2203 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.

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