Our facial aesthetics services are cosmetic medical treatments that can help improve your appearance. Our Montreal oral and maxillofacial surgeons can perform different procedures.
What are Facial Aesthetics?
In dentistry, facial aesthetics refers to different non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers, botulinum injections, and other skincare products used to produce a more natural-looking smile.
In addition, facial aesthetics treatments can help you look younger and more refreshed by reducing the signs of aging on the face.
Facial Asymmetry or Facial Recontouring
Patients with asymmetry of their cheek bones or jaw angles can have this corrected either by osteoplasty (bone shaving), or by augmentation via mandibdular angle implants, of one side or both, depending on the desired outcome.
This procedure is usually done from inside the mouth, under general anesthesia, and as a day surgery. Your case will be planned using digital surgical planning software programs.
Patients who are dissatisfied with the shape and/or projection of their chin can undergo a genioplasty procedure.
This procedure is done from inside the mouth, under general anesthesia, and as a day surgery.
It can be performed by surgically repositioning the chin bone or with the use of a chin implant. Your case will be planned using digital surgical planning software programs.
Buccal Fat Pad Removal
Buccal fat pad reduction allows for a reduction in cheek mass, most desirable for individuals who seek a slight to moderate narrowing of a round face. This will create an accentuation in the definition of your cheekbones and lower jaw line.
It is an in-office procedure performed intra-orally under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
Some individuals develop with excessive vertical growth of their upper jaw. This may produce a bothersome appearance of attached gingiva (gum tissue).
Depending on the main cause(s) of the vertical maxillary excess, a Le Fort I osteotomy for maxillary vertical repositioning may be suggested.
Should you also possess "short" or stubby teeth, crown lengthening surgery of the upper dentition may be a treatment option for you.
Excess tissue under the chin (submental fat) can give off a "double chin" appearance. This can be managed by submental liposuction and Facetite (radiofrequency), all performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation. It is performed through punctures, so you will likely not have visible scars when you are all healed up.
- Maximal clinical effect seen at 4 months
- Recovery time is usually under 7 days
- Most of the neck swelling disappears after 2 days
Have a Question?
If you have any questions regarding facial aesthetics procedures, please call us.
Our team will be happy to answer your questions and help you make informed decisions that promote both your oral health and your overall health and wellness.