What is facial contouring?
Facial contouring encompasses a number of different sculpting techniques used to create a more youthful look or improve the shape of facial features such as the nose, chin or ears. At Penn, our plastic surgeons use the latest techniques in facial sculpting, individualized to your specific needs and priorities. These include:
- Brow lift
- Eyelid Surgery
- Neck Lift
- Fat Grafting
Who is a good candidate for facial contouring?
In general, good candidates for facial contouring are:
- Adults of any age who have reached physical maturity and are not growing
- Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that might impair healing or increase surgery risks
- Individuals with positive and realistic goals
- It is also important to note that facial contouring procedures are considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by insurance. Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
What to Expect With Facial Contouring Surgery
The final results of facial contouring surgery are long-lasting, however the healing process requires patience and persistence. Following surgery, swelling, bruising and numbness is expected. Discomfort can be managed by medications prescribed by your surgeon who will also provide the best guidance on how to facilitate recovery and achieve your desired surgical outcome.
Risks of Facial Contouring Surgery
Every type of surgery has risks, but you can reduce the possibility of complications by carefully following all instructions before and after the procedure. The most common postsurgical problems are infections and scarring. Each, when identified and treated early, can be managed successfully.
Different procedures have different risks and side effects. Your surgeon will carefully review those risks that apply both to you, and the procedures that will be performed on you.