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Do Your Facial Features Seem Out of Balance?

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Do you wish for a more symmetrical look with facial features that seem in harmony with each other? Are your cheeks too low? Is your chin too small for your nose? Do you wish for fuller lips, but want them to look natural? You may have tried to shape your face with makeup, and although it has improved your look, it may be time for something more permanent.

Finding a qualified facial plastic surgeon is the key to natural results that balance the proportions of your face or enhance the beauty you have. Dr. Kate O'Connor is extensively trained in using techniques to improve the contours of your face, no matter where you want the improvement. Dr. O'Connor strives to offer the best facial contouring Nashville has to offer with a special focus on creating an appearance that is thoughtfully catered to you.

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What is Facial Contouring?

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Facial contouring refers to the use of injectable dermal fillers that add volume to specific features and Botox, which causes wrinkles or overactive areas of the face to soften by treating the underlying muscle. For Nashville facial contouring, Dr. Kate O'Connor can help you determine the best choice or combination of options to achieve your goals.

Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gel-like substance that moisturizes your skin. Your body produces this acid naturally. You have probably seen topical solutions and supplements that list hyaluronic acid in the ingredients. When it is injected under the skin, it creates fullness.

Different hyaluronic acid fillers come in different thicknesses for different uses. Depending on your treatment, Dr. O'Connor will likely use multiple fillers like Restylane and Juvederm to give you more natural-looking results.

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There are thick and thin versions depending on the formulation. The thicker formulas are used in areas such as your temples, cheekbones, jawline, and chin to provide structural support. The thinner versions can be used to plump your lips, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and get rid of under-eye bags, discoloration, and hollowness. Hyaluronic acid can also be used for non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as liquid nose jobs. The filler is injected under the skin in the areas where you want a change.

Radiesse is a calcium-based dermal filler that restores facial volume and corrects wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Radiesse volumizes and works with your body to stimulate new collagen. Your treatment results are immediate and may last up to one year.

Sculptra is a synthetic injectable material that stimulates your body's collagen to smooth out lines and wrinkles and replace volume in your face and cheeks. It is also beneficial in treating the recessed temple areas or deep scars. 

Botox is an injection created from a neurotoxin that when injected in microdoses, relaxes the movement of muscles. It is most often used to reduce wrinkles in the forehead and between and at the edges of the eyes. However, it can also be used to narrow your jawline, creating more of a heart shape to the jaw. In this case, the plastic surgeon will target the masseter muscles at the back of the jaw.

Benefits of Facial Contouring

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Facial contouring can bring your facial features into balance and symmetry by adding volume to areas of your face. Filler and injectable treatments are not permanent but are viable alternatives to surgical options like facelifts, cheek implants, chin augmentation, and lip lifts. There is significantly less recovery time, and the results are immediately visible.

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Am I a Candidate for Facial Contouring?

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You are a good candidate for facial contouring if you are not interested in facial surgery due to the amount of recovery and downtime. If you have specific areas that you want to appear fuller, facial contouring may be a good fit. You will need to have realistic expectations of what facial contouring can and cannot achieve. If you want facial contouring in Nashville, Kate O'Connor, MD, has the training and skill to create the balance you want.

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What Happens During a Facial Contouring Procedure?

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Dr. O'Connor will first spend time listening to what you want to adjust in your facial features. She will evaluate your overall health, discuss your alternatives and what you can expect with the chosen facial contouring procedure.

She will examine your face from different angles and under different types of light. After this discussion and exam, she may mark specific points on your face where the injections will be administered. The injection sites will be cleaned and numbed. You may feel the prick of the needle as it is inserted under your skin. Each injection takes only a few minutes. Dr. O'Connor will massage each area and determine if the additional filler is needed. The whole facial contouring process usually takes less than an hour.

What Can I Expect During Recovery from Facial Contouring?

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Recovery varies from patient to patient and is slightly different depending on the type of filler used. You may have some swelling and redness. Dr. O'Connor will outline the steps you will need to take to care of your skin. She has a holistic approach to healing and is an expert in recovery. If you are in Nashville facial contouring from Kate O'Connor, M.D. will guarantee a quick recovery.

What Results Can I Expect from Facial Contouring?

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You will notice the improvements immediately. Initially, you may have an "overfilled" appearance, but this will settle as your body adjusts to the filler and once the swelling goes away. Depending on the areas treated, your lips may be plumper, your cheeks fuller, and rounder, your temples less indented. Your nose may have lost its bump.

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Your features will be in better balance with each other, and your face may be more symmetrical. You may also notice fewer wrinkles as well. The results from facial contouring usually last six months to a year. Additional injections can be done when the initial filler starts to dissolve. After two or three injections, you may find that the results start to last longer.

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Why Should I Go to Harmony Facial Plastic Surgery for My Facial Contouring?

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Kate O'Connor, MD, is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the American of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the Tennessee Medical Society. Her holistic approach ensures that the improvements will look natural and healthy.

Dr. O'Connor has been recognized by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, a national honor society that commends medical professionals for excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service. Contact Dr. O'Connor for a consultation if you are interested in facial contouring in Nashville.

When you decide to explore the surgical refinement of a facial feature, our goal at Harmony Facial Plastic Surgery is to begin your journey as a united team. We take our role in your care, happiness, and confidence to heart and strive to make your entire experience smooth and empowering. We will answer all your questions and help you understand your options to make the best decisions for yourself with a clear vision of your aesthetic goal in mind. We’re here to help you achieve your most confident self.

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