According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), they realized a substantial increase in facial procedures in the last year. Every year in February, ASPS releases their annual statistics reporting the latest trends in cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, as indicated by their surgeon members. This year, facial surgeries and rejuvenation procedures recovered, seeing an “about face” in the industry. As the economy makes a come-back, so did procedures of the face, including more invasive face-lift procedures, and less invasive procedures too. The most notable increase was with Botox and dermal fillers, but minimally invasive procedures of the face include facial contouring to sculpt facial features and remove excess fat. Laser-assisted liposculpting is a safe and effective way to refine facial features, especially around the lower jawline, chin and where the face meets the upper neck. Patients who want to improve these features seek out specialists who are experienced in laser-lipo and Smartlipo to help them achieve a more sculpted and slender facial profile.
In a recent article featured on Famous Plastic the author denoted how different Renee Zellweger looked at the Oscar ceremonies this year. It looked like she had under-gone a facial transformation and stated it was possible that the changes to her normally full-round face was due to facial contouring, “which involves liposuction under the cheekbones and around the jawline to better define the cheeks and give the face a more heart-shaped look.”
Dr Fernando Serra, founder of Central Florida Plastic Surgery in Florida, is board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Serra specializes in cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures of the face, breasts and body. In recent years he has seen an increase in the number of patient cases who want to combine facial procedures to include facial contouring. For example, Dr. Serra performs many mini-facelifts and adds the final touches of perfection by performing Smartlipo on the lower jawline, chin and neck area to remove excess fat and tighten skin. For patients who want to put their best face forward, facial sculpting and contouring may be just the procedure they need.Tweet