Today more than ever, it seems like we’re all trying to achieve balance in our lives. For some, it’s a comfortable work-life balance. For others, it’s a more balanced diet. And still many constantly strive for a healthy balance in their relationships. But rarely do we stop to consider the importance of facial balance.
What is Facial Balance?
When you look into the mirror, you probably focus on certain features, perhaps your nose, cheeks or chin. But have you ever taken a closer look at how each of your facial features actually complements one another and how they enhance your entire appearance? This relationship is known as facial balance and it has long been considered to be the true essence of beauty. In fact, several studies on facial appeal have found symmetry among your features to be the most important facial element in the perception of attractiveness. To the eye, symmetrical facial features provide an aesthetically-pleasing balance to your entire face, which makes you appear “beautiful.”
Fortunately, facial balance can be easily achieved with several plastic surgery procedures and the aesthetic artistry of Dr. Gallo.
Sometimes, the reason for a lack of facial balance is as clear as the nose on your face. In fact, a balanced facial profile is one of the greatest concerns among many people of all ages. If you find yourself taking photos only from your “good side” or trying to camouflage your nose with layers of make-up, then this worry is all-too-familiar.
As your most prominent facial feature, your nose has a dramatic effect on both your profile and facial proportions. A crooked tilt, a large bump, a wide bridge or drooping tip can completely throw off your entire facial balance. Fortunately, even just a few subtle changes can greatly affect the way you look—and just as importantly, how you feel about your appearance. These changes begin with rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is a highly-specialized surgical procedure that enhances facial balance by addressing the size, shape and symmetry of your nose from both the profile and the front. While rhinoplasty has been popular for decades among those looking to improve the function and appearance of their nose, the additional beauty of the procedure is the way it significantly enhances the balance and proportions of your overall face. Rhinoplasty offers many health and aesthetic benefits, including:
- Enhances your facial harmony
- Improves the shape, size and contours of your nose
- Provides nasal definition
- Boosts your energy by increasing your air flow
- Eases your breathing
- Improves your sleep
- Boosts your self-confidence
Chin Augmentation & Mentoplasty
While your chin may only appear to play a supporting role on your face, this important facial feature actually has a defining place in the perception of facial balance. See, a well-defined jawline is considered a sign of attractiveness in both men and women. If your chin appears too small, it can make your nose look bigger. When your chin is overly prominent, your face can seem too long. And if you have a receding chin, it can cause your jaw and profile to seem extremely weak. If you are concerned about any of these issues, there are a few different options that can offer an attractive balance to your facial features in a natural-looking way.
Chin augmentations and genioplasty are the pair of surgical procedures designed to enhance the structure, contours and harmony between your chin and your face. A chin augmentation is a procedure that can create dramatic changes in your profile by surgically sculpting your chin and jawline. Mentoplasty is a procedure that can also restore definition and facial harmony, yet it involves the placement of a facial implant around your jawbone.
While both options can bring better balance to your face for a more proportionate look, the procedure that’s right for you is based on your needs, expectations and the expertise of Dr. Gallo. Whichever procedure you select, you will find that they can both do more than meets the eye:
- Improves your facial profile
- Corrects a small, droopy, prominent or recessed chin
- Enhances the definition of your jawline
- Reduces the prominence of your nose
- Provides the appearance of a lift to your neck
- Reduces loose skin beneath your chin
- Helps minimize the appearance of a double chin or jowls
- Supports the skin on your face after collagen has decreased
- Provides a more youthful appearance
- Balances the connection among your chin, nose and brow
- Produces facial harmony
Cheek Augmentation with Implants
Have your cheeks lost their youthful volume over the years? Have natural changes in your skin tone and facial muscles made you look gaunt, tired and older than your age? When the visible signs of aging are showing their face on yours, cheek augmentation with implants can provide you with a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
While cheek augmentation with implants can add fullness and dimension to your cheeks, the procedure can truly do so much more for your appearance and self-esteem, including:
- Increases fullness in your cheeks
- Makes you look younger and healthier
- Provides a more toned, sculpted look
- Improves your facial profile
- Creates better facial balance in relation to your other features for a naturally attractive appearance
If you think that facial balance can only be achieved through surgery, think again. If you prefer to avoid the recovery time of surgery, there are several non-invasive options that can improve your facial balance. Best of all, you can enjoy the beautiful benefits all in a matter of minutes!
Dermal fillers are popular non-surgical alternatives to improve your facial harmony. With many different types of dermal fillers designed for different degrees of enhancement, they can be used in a variety of ways to improve the appearance of your nose, chin, cheeks, forehead, eyes and lips for the perception of facial balance. Whether used to restore lost volume or sculpt your facial contours, dermal fillers can give you a more youthful, refreshed appearance while enhancing the aesthetic balance among all of your facial features. Dermal fillers have become a sought-after alternative to surgery for their many benefits, including:
- Creates alignment among the chin, nose and forehead
- Fills in depressions beneath the eyes and cheeks
- Adds volume to hollowed, sagging or disproportionate areas of the face
- Brings definition to the cheeks and facial contours
- Corrects the size, shape and appearance of the nose
- Adds dimension to a small, weak or receding chin
- Plumps up thin lips
- Creates facial harmony
The Delicate Balance of Skill & Artistry
Achieving the beauty of facial balance takes more than refining a feature or two. It requires the knowledge and aesthetic judgement of a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Gallo possesses the artistic eye and professional expertise to enhance your facial proportions for the most attractive and natural-looking results.
Call us at (305) 783-6780 or click here to submit an online appointment request. Tip the beauty of facial balance in your favor by scheduling your private consultation with Dr. Gallo right away.