Contour Plastic: Facial Contour Correction With Fillers

Written on May 4, 2023 at 06:30 pm

One of the most effective non-surgical techniques, facial contouring with fillers, is in demand among those who want to improve their appearance without resorting to major surgical interventions.

Facial fillers are injected using needles or special thin cannulas. Gel preparations can be administered both subcutaneously to fill dermal creases, wrinkles, and atrophic scars and into deeper layers to eliminate nasolabial folds, correct cheekbones, chin, etc.

Dermal fillers come in different densities, elasticity, and density and are selected by the doctor specifically to solve a specific problem. For example, denser preparations are used to correct the zygomatic zone, and softer and more plastic preparations are used for lip contouring.

How To Correct Your Face With Fillers

Facial correction with fillers is an injectable facelift technique that is an excellent alternative to surgical plastic surgery. Its goal is to rejuvenate, improve the oval of the face, correct defects and improve the structure and color of the skin. Depending on the area, the duration of the procedure can vary from 30 minutes to one and a half hours. The duration of the effect depends on the selected drug and the area of ​​administration.

The cost is directly related to factors such as:

  • Filler manufacturer
  • Skin condition
  • Number of procedures
  • Injection area
  • Specialist qualification

At the initial consultation with the cosmetologist, the desired result is discussed, the filler is selected, and the required number of sessions is discussed to achieve the goal.

How Does the Procedure Work

A qualified specialist must perform all manipulations with the face. In the case of facial correction with fillers, this is done either by a surgeon or a dermato cosmetologist. There are several types of injection plastics and different options for techniques that the doctor selects depending on the client's requests.

For procedures, mini-needles with a syringe or blunt cannulas are used. The depth of insertion depends on the defect and averages from 1.6 to 2.8 mm. Before the session, the doctor makes sure that there are no contraindications and proceeds to the procedure.

Correction steps:

  • Cleansing the skin from impurities
  • Antiseptic treatment
  • Anesthesia
  • Dot marking of the correction area
  • Injection
  • Superficial massage for better drug distribution
  • Skin surface disinfection

Observing these points, the cosmetologist complies with all the safety rules of the procedure and increases its effectiveness.

Contouring Options

Facial contour correction with fillers is not limited to a facelift but includes various options for rejuvenating the client's face.

  • Vector bio reinforcement. It is carried out using a cannula to penetrate the drug into the desired area. In the injection zone, a fibrous mesh is formed in the tissues, in which the drug is absorbed, and collagen synthesis is triggered. The duration of the procedure depends on the size of the area, and the effect lasts for a year.
  • 3D modeling. The introduction of drugs to correct age-related skin defects: creating clearer boundaries, adding volume, correcting shapes. With this procedure, the contours change shape, and wrinkles are smoothed out.
  • Zone correction. Modeling of the upper third of the face is carried out to correct the asymmetry of the superciliary arches and the temporal cavity. Plastic surgery of the middle third of the face mainly occurs in the area of the cheekbones and cheeks. Correction of the lower third of the face with fillers is needed for the final tightening of the oval, the formation of clear lines, or the correction of defects.
  • Bolus correction. The filler, in this case, is injected under the muscle and not under the skin, thereby leveling the surface and contour from the inside.

Indications And Contraindications

Correction of the oval of the face with fillers can be tried on by anyone, regardless of gender and age. In addition to the cosmetic effect, there is a high probability of correcting defects. The main indications for contour modeling:

  • Signs of natural drooping of the skin (gravitational ptosis).
  • Correction of the shape of the chin.
  • Post-traumatic asymmetry of facial contours.
  • Expressive cheekbones.
  • Too thin a face.
  • Lack of volume in certain parts of the face.
  • Birth defects.
  • Asymmetry of the temporal region.
  • Fuzzy oval face.

Contour plastic surgery can eliminate wrinkles and creases in the area of the lips, eyes, nose, and chin, remove traces of post-acne and bags under the eyes, as well as increase the level of skin hydration.

Contraindications for correction:

  • Reduced blood clotting.
  • Autoimmune diseases.
  • Acute period of skin diseases.
  • Exacerbation of chronic diseases.
  • Viral diseases in the acute stage.
  • Herpes.
  • Tendency to form keloid scars.
  • Allergic reactions to filler components.
  • The period of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Recent other facial procedures.
  • Diabetes mellitus type I.
  • Oncopathology.
  • Damage to the skin (abrasions, ulcers, burns).
  • Mental disorders.
  • An excessive number of age spots and moles on the face.

If contraindications are found, the cosmetologist can recommend alternative methods for improving the contour of the face:

  • Ultrasound. Provides skin tightening and deep cleansing of its surface.
  • Vacuum massage. It promotes the removal of edema and tightens the contour of the face.
  • Photorejuvenation. It affects the skin at the cellular level, which improves turgor and corrects the oval of the face.
  • Laser lifting. It improves skin texture and refines facial contours.

Even in the absence of contraindications, the client may experience side effects that depend on the individual characteristics of the organism. It is difficult to predict such reactions, but you should take this into account when signing up for the procedure:

  • Swelling of the face.
  • Soreness at the injection site.
  • Hematomas.
  • Inflammation.
  • Seals in the skin.
  • Scarring of tissues.

If, after the correction of the facial contour with fillers, an allergy occurs or the result is completely different, then the cosmetologist can use a special antidote. The drug is injected under the skin and provides quick removal of the filler from the body.

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Injection Technique

Fillers are rightfully called safe drugs that have a relatively small number of contraindications. Therefore, more and more often, both men and women resort to injections instead of complex surgical interventions.

Benefits of filler correction:

  • No need for general anesthesia.
  • Few contraindications.
  • Procedure safety.
  • Short recovery period.
  • High efficiency.
  • The ability to repeat the procedure as many times as necessary to achieve the desired effect.
  • Elimination of congenital skin defects and after injuries without interfering with the work of internal organs.
  • Fast result and visual effect.
  • Associated advantages in the form of skin rejuvenation and improvement of its structure.
  • The ability to quickly correct undesirable consequences.
  • Minimum complication rate.

It is precise because of the tangible advantages of contouring that it is recommended to be performed when surgery is impossible or simply undesirable.

The disadvantages of this method include:

  • The high cost of high-quality modern drugs.
  • The need for special qualifications of a cosmetologist.
  • Risk of undesirable consequences.
  • Lack of results in case of serious defects.

The doctor must warn about all the consequences, contraindications, and shortcomings at the first consultation so that the client has an objective opinion regarding this procedure.