It is very common for first time aesthetic patients to come with specific requests such as a higher nose bridge or a sharper chin, with the goal of looking more attractive. However, it is important understand at this point that before we can enhance the positive messages of a face, we must first treat and reduce the negative messages that the face conveys. Let’s imagine a house that is old and run down, with shaky pillars, leaking pipes, damp carpets and mouldy wallpaper. Now imagine if we bought the latest 100-inch curved screen TV and installed it in that house, it would not improve the way the house looks in any way, and would even look completely unnatural or out of place in that house. But imagine if we spent our budget renovating the house instead, restoring support to the pillars and repairing the broken pipes, retiling the floor and giving the walls a fresh coat of paint, the house would look significantly newer and nicer, and equally importantly would be more resilient to the effects of wear and tear with the passing of time. If at this point we then install the 100-inch curved screen TV, not only would it naturally draw attention to its charm and enhance the beauty of the whole house, it would look completely in place within the nicely renovated house.
In the same way, before we can contour a face, refine specific facial features, and enhance the positive messages that the face conveys; we must first treat facial aging, restore support to the face, and reduce negative messages such as helping the face look less saggy and less tired. (Non-surgical facelift) When the face is lifted and well supported, or in the case of young patients with little elements of facial aging, we can then embark on the satisfying journey of beautification.