Oftentimes, the ratio of the facial anatomy that may benefit from alteration, rather than one structure alone.
Many patients that present to Dr. Markey’s office at the Ascentist Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic hope to have their noses subtly reshaped, the bags below their eyes reduced, or their lips slightly raised, lowered or filled. However, oftentimes it is the not that the nose is too large or the eyes too drooped but the facial ratios themselves that may benefit from improvement.
With a trained eye Dr. Markey is able to study the relationships of each facial structure to another.
He understands the relationship between the nose and chin when evaluating the face from the side, and the eyes to the lips when looking straight on, and even the ears to the sides of the head. So while many patients may dislike one aspect of their face, in fact by gently repairing the subtle facial ratios Dr. Markey is able to get the best result.
One of the common complaints that Dr. Markey hears from his patients is that their nose protrudes too far from the face. When evaluating the nose from the side both the nose and the chin extend forward. It is the ratio of these two facial structures that creates a pleasant balance and attractive appearance. When the chin protrudes too far, the nose may look smaller and the face too long or angular. However, when the chin is too small or set back, the nose will look as though it protrudes too far from the face – even if the nose is in balance with the remainder of the face.
Similarly, many patients feel that their eyes protrude too far or they have constant “bags” under their eyes. Others believe their face looks “deflated” and they appear tired. When evaluating the face from the side, Dr. Markey carefully calculates the ratio between how far the eyes sit forward in their sockets as well as how far the cheek bone sits forward. Oftentimes, the eyes sit beyond the bony rim of the orbital floor, providing the patient with a deflated or tired look.
Dr. Markey and his team understand these ratios.
They are able to enact positive change in their patients with the least invasive procedure possible. Adding volume to the chin or cheekbone may only require injectable filler. This is performed in-clinic and the results are available immediately after injection. Depending on the filler type that is chosen, the results may last anywhere from 1 to 3 years.
Others opt for a more permanent change to their appearance. When this is the case, Dr. Markey can precisely place a permanent implant into the area to provide the additional volume and restore the delicate facial ratios. For the chin, this is commonly performed via a small incision placed hidden within the chin crease. For the cheeks, this is performed via an incision hidden within the mouth. Other types of implants include mandibular angle implants to provide a stronger looking jaw, or implants placed into deficient facial zones after an accident or other trauma.
Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Markey and his staff anytime with questions regarding facial augmentation.
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Dr. Markey was attentive, professional, personable, kind and caring. He truly made me feel safe. I never felt rushed or embarrassed when addressing my care. I felt fully prepared to care for myself at home due to the large amount of time we spent before my procedure. Not only were my expectations met, but they were exceeded.
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