Facial Contouring Surgery
This process involves changing the structure of your face, including the cheeks, chin and jaw. Facial contouring can create a more balanced face by raising cheekbones, adding volume to your jawline or making your chin more prominent. Many patients opt to reduce volume from the face as well.
These are some common ways in which Dr Khoo helps his patients.
The options available for building up an area of the face include tissue fillers and fat grafting. These can be applied, for example, in the bridge of nose, cheekbone area or chin. Another option is the surgical insertion of silastic implants which can be done in the bridge of the nose (rhinoplasty), cheekbone area (malarplasty) and chin (genioplasty).
Read more about our nose surgery options here
The lips are an important area of focus as they are used to convey expression and emotion. The contours of the lips can be adjusted by placing tissue fillers or fat in the white roll area to give a more contoured lip or into the vermillon or red part of the lip to give a fuller appearance. At all times, it is important to maintain the ratio in size between the upper and lower lip.
Facial Volume Reduction
The options available for reduction of an area of the face depend on what tissue we are trying to remove:
- In the masseteric region, muscle can be reduced in size using injections of Botox- this results in a slimming effect of the face for a more aesthetic face.
- In the cheek area, surgical removal of the cheek fat pads and creation of dimples can also have a slimming effect on the face.
- Finally, surgical reduction of the bony skeleton by burring and osteotomies can be used to narrow the width of the face and jawline.
Dr Andrew Khoo is a consultant plastic surgeon practicing at the Aesthetic & Reconstructive Centre in Singapore. He is dedicated to providing professional aesthetic care in a relaxed and private setting.
Aesthetic Surgeon Dr Khoo was awarded the Master of Medicine in Surgery in Singapore and obtained fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He received further training in craniofacial and aesthetic surgery during his time at the Institute of Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery in Southfield.