Cosmetic Surgery of the face has become increasingly common. However the most important things to consider are safety and achieving a natural look.
To get a better idea of what to expect and to ensure you have realistic expectations, it is recommended that the patient looks at before and after photographs of similar patients operated on by your surgeon. Also, ask to speak to previous patients (your surgeon should be happy to oblige).
By the end of the consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, you should have clear answers to the following 10 questions:
1. Do I have realistic expectations of the outcome of treatment?
2. How is the procedure performed and how long will it take?
3. Which technique(s) will help me to achieve the result I want?
4. What kind of anaesthesia (local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic) would you recommend for my cosmetic surgery?
5. How much does the procedure cost and what other factors affect the overall cost (i.e. hospital fee, anaesthesia, etc)?
6. What are the surgeon’s professional qualifications, training and level of experience in performing the operation?
7. What percentage of patients experience complications with this operation?
8. What is the surgeon’s policy for repeating or adjusting the operation if the outcome does not meet agreed upon goals?
9. How many times will I see you after surgery to ensure good aftercare?
10. What can I expect after surgery in terms of discomfort, scarring, recovery and return to normal activities?
These questions should be the minimum you should ask before proceeding.
Facial Sculpting enhances the balance of facial features as these have as much relevance as the harmonious appearance of each individual part, and contributes greatly to a face that we find beautiful. Facial Sculpting has developed from a deeper understanding over time of what constitutes our ideal of beauty and this does not mean that a “beautiful” face is completely without imperfection.
Facial balance is related to the relationship between the nose and the chin. When the chin is relatively small (retrogaenia or microgaenia) it makes the nose appear more prominent. Correcting the shape of the nose can be successful in creating a beautiful nose but not necessarily in creating a beautiful profile. A combination of nose reshaping and chin enhancement can lead to a more balanced and pleasing profile.