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Have You Ever Heard of Profileplasty?

Recently Dr. Ahmad was on a podcast with Dr. Regina Nouhan a US based podcast host and plastic surgeon herself, in which they discuss the procedures both surgical and non that enhance and improve the profile or side view of the face.

You can check out the original interview here—a really interesting topic! If you’re interested in any kind of cosmetic procedure, podcasts like these can be so useful as it’s hard to know where to get real and accurate information these days, or to at least distinguish the good from the not so great info in the sea of newsworthy topics out there. What better way to learn about a procedure than by hearing from the experts themselves?

And if you’re wondering what the deal is with “profileplasty” we’re here to break it down for you.

What is Profileplasty?

We live in a world that is increasingly image based, so it’s no surprise that more and more individuals are interested in enhancing or improving the appearance of their profile. The profile is only really seen by other people when they look at you from the side or in pictures, and it’s totally understandable that we want to present our best possible look and self, whether it’s in person or through a variety of social media platforms.

When it all boils down, profileplasty is actually just a fancy conceptual term that encompasses a variety of procedures both surgical and non-surgical that adjust the side view of the face.

Profileplasty Cosmetic Procedures

Rhinoplasty or the nose job in particular is a central profileplasty procedure as the nose is such a prominent feature of our faces and its shape can really change the look of our profile. A large bump on the nose, or droopy nose tip, will really affect what our profile looks like, which is another reason why rhinoplasty remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures.

A surgical nose job is truly the only way to change the structure of the nose, but if you’re looking for subtle enhancements such as smoothing out a depression in the nose, or giving the tip a bit of a lift, or simply addressing some irregularities following a rhinoplasty procedure, non-surgical treatments like the liquid rhinoplasty (the injection of soft-tissue fillers into the nose) or a thread lift nose job, can also be considered as profileplasty procedures that contour the nose.

That being said, you might have a perfectly symmetrical nose, or your nose is not something that bothers you about the look of your profile, but there might be something more subtle you can’t put your finger on.

When we talk about the profile and profile aesthetics the angle and space between different features of the face can really make a difference, so we’re thinking the space between your forehead and nose, your nose and the angle of your lip or chin, and also the space between your chin and jaw, or your chin and neck.

So procedures that improve contour in the chin, for instance a chin augmentation with filler or fat or implants, or alternatively if you have a prominent chin, a chin reduction, or a lip augmentation with filler or fat, would also fall under profileplasty procedures whether they’re a simple filler treatment, or a surgical procedure with fat transfer.

Treatments that restore volume to high cheeks or jawline and neck contouring procedures are also considered profileplasty procedures. Minimally invasive treatments such as FaceTite and NeckTite are excellent jawline and neck contouring procedures that are really effective in enhancing the profile as well as the thread lift, and in many cases just standard filler treatments with the right kind of filler can make a world of difference when it comes to the side view of your face.

Learn more about profileplasty procedures from the expert himself by giving Dr. Ahmad’s podcast appearance a listen!

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