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Non-Surgical Facial Profile Balancing vs. Surgical | ChantillyFacial profile balancing will typically involve improvement in the size and shape of the nose, chin, and cheeks. Chin and nose augmentation or reduction can be achieved through both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Similarly, adding volume to the cheeks is possible through implant surgery as well as certain dermal filler injections.

Board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) will offer both surgical and non-surgical facial profile balancing options and help the patient make an appropriate choice according to their needs. Dr. V provides these procedures to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities.


Nose or Chin Reduction

With rhinoplasty surgery procedure, it is possible to refine the nasal tip, narrow the nostrils span, change the angle between the nose and the upper lip, or mitigate the overall size of the nose by surgically reducing the bone and cartilage. This may be necessary when the chin appears more prominent due to an oversized nose.

Conversely, if the chin is oversized, which makes the nose appear smaller it may require the cosmetic surgeon to perform chin reduction surgery. The surgeon will carefully reduce some portion of the bone and tissue from the chin area, or may perform chin liposuction, if excess fatty tissue is present in the area.

It is difficult to perform the nose and chin reduction procedures with non-surgical procedures. However, if only minor imbalance exists in the facial profile, the treatment provider may use dermal filler injections to increase the size of the nose or chin to improve the balance and proportion between the nose and the chin.


Nose or Chin Augmentation

If the nose or chin is naturally smaller sized, causing facial profile imbalance, it can be effectively corrected with both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Nose or chin implant surgery may be used to add bulk to the undermined area and bring it in balance with other facial features.

Alternatively, dermal filler injections such as Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse may be applied to add volume to the nose or chin tissue and create a subtle lift. This is a simple, in-office procedure involving no incisions or general anesthesia, and no significant discomfort or downtime.

Implant surgery carries the risk of infection, which is almost entirely avoided with FDA approved cosmetic fillers administered by a skilled provider. Non-surgical chin or nose augmentation is more suited for busy moms and working people who usually want a procedure involving minimal downtime.


Cheek Augmentation

If the cheeks have lost volume due to aging or other factors, it can create a sunken look in the mid-face and compromise the overall facial profile balance. Cheek implant surgery may be recommended in such cases.

But if the patient wants to avoid surgery, they may choose non-surgical options such as Juvederm Voluma or Sculptra Aesthetic injectable fillers. These injectable treatments will instantly volumize the cheeks and create a smoother and even looking face.

Experienced and judicious facial plastic surgeon Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas for surgical and non-surgical facial profile balancing.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas.

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