SKELETAL CONTOURING: What is it? And, who is a good candidate?

Skeletal contouring is a procedure used to subtly change an individual’s facial structure by manipulating the shape of the facial bones. This procedure usually focuses on the nose, jawline, cheeks, and forehead.

What is Skeletal Contouring?

The method used for skeletal contouring varies greatly from patient to patient. However, in all cases, facial bones are changed in some way. Grafting can be used to increase the size of a
section of the face or the entire facial area. The procedure can also involve bone shaving to decrease, or sharpen facial sections or to simply reshape the bone. Skeletal contouring can give patients a stronger jawline, more or less prominent facial features, and a different nose shape.

Who is a good candidate for Skeletal Contouring?

A person may be a good candidate for skeletal contouring for several reasons. For instance, if you have been involved in an accident or have suffered some other type of trauma to the face, skeletal contouring can be used to help cover up the damage and return your face to its original appearance. Or, if you simply do not like the appearance of your jawline, nose, or cheeks, skeletal contouring can be used to perfect your features. Similarly, some people desire a more feminine appearance, and skeletal contouring is the perfect option.

What to expect during the Skeletal Contouring procedure:

Prior to surgery, patients will be given a general anesthetic. Once the procedure has been completed, there may be some noticeable bruising, which should go away in one to four weeks.

After surgery, it is important to keep your head elevated to assist with blood flow. Do not lay flat on your back, and avoid bending or picking up heavy objects. Also, avoid direct sunlight so your incisions can heal properly.

Dr. Daniel Daube is an excellent trauma surgeon and is double Board Certified in both Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic surgery, so he would be an excellent choice to consider when deciding about whether or not to have Skeletal Contouring.

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