Dr Quan Ngo, a Specialist Plastic Surgeon certified by RACS (the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), is at the forefront of innovative approaches to facial aesthetics. In this exploration of facial width reduction, surgical and non-surgical methods are examined, along with the integration of virtual 3D planning and 3D printing technology to enhance precision and achieve natural-looking outcomes.
Surgical Approaches for Reducing Facial Width
Buccal Fat Pad Removal
With a reputation built on surgical expertise, Dr Quan Ngo often receives referrals from fellow doctors and specialists. He identifies individuals with excess cheek fat contributing to a wide face as suitable patients. Considerations include realistic expectations, overall health, and a comprehensive consultation.
Dr Quan Ngo's surgical approach involves making discreet incisions within the mouth to access the buccal fat pads. Removal of fat is then performed. Preoperative imaging aids in estimating the optimal fat volume for removal.
Potential risks, including infection, bleeding, asymmetry, nerve damage, and dissatisfaction with aesthetic outcomes, are managed through Dr Quan Ngo's extensive experience and adherence to best practices.
The combination of Dr Quan Ngo's proficiency and 3D technology results in a more defined facial contour, effectively reducing wide face appearance. Patients can anticipate noticeable facial width reduction, enhancing their overall appearance.
Initial swelling and mild discomfort are common during the first weeks. As swelling subsides, patients witness a discernible reduction in facial width, leading to improved facial definition.
Jawline Reduction Surgery
Dr Quan Ngo, known for his dedication to education and his role as a Senior Clinical Lecturer, carefully evaluates patients with a pronounced jawline contributing to a wide face. Referrals from fellow doctors are common, reflecting Dr Quan Ngo's expertise. Suitable patients demonstrate good health, realistic expectations, and a comprehensive understanding of the procedure.
Dr Quan Ngo's approach involves virtual 3D planning to gain insights into the patient's jawline structure. This technology facilitates the creation of customised surgical guides, which are 3D printed to ensure precise bone sculpting during surgery. The surgery itself involves reshaping the jawline bones to achieve the desired proportions.
Risks encompass infection, bleeding, asymmetry, nerve damage, and dissatisfaction with results. Dr Quan Ngo's expertise and use of virtual planning techniques contribute to minimizing these risks, resulting in a balanced and natural outcome.
3D planning and printing, under the guidance of Dr Quan Ngo, leads to improved surgical precision. This precision contributes to a more symmetrical and harmonious jawline, effectively reducing the appearance of a wide face. Patients can anticipate a refined facial profile and enhanced jawline definition.
Initial swelling and mild discomfort are expected. Over the following weeks, as swelling subsides, patients experience a more defined jawline, effectively narrowing the face.
Chin Reduction Surgery
Dr Quan Ngo, recognised for his expertise and often receiving referrals from fellow Specialist Plastic Surgeons and doctors, identifies patients with an overly prominent chin as suitable patients. Identification is based on a comprehensive assessment of patients' health, expectations, and consultation.
Dr Quan Ngo's approach involves virtual 3D planning, overseen by him, to evaluate chin proportion. This planning guides precise bone sculpting during surgery. Customised surgical guides, 3D printed for accuracy, play a crucial role in the surgery's success. The incisions are made either inside the mouth or externally under the chin.
Potential risks include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, asymmetry, and dissatisfaction with aesthetic outcomes. Dr Quan Ngo's expertise minimises these risks, emphasising natural and balanced results.
3D planning and printing, integrated into Dr Quan Ngo's surgical methodology, enhance the surgeon's ability to significantly attain desired chin proportions. This approach results in a more proportionate and less wide face.
Initial recovery involves temporary swelling and mild discomfort. Over several weeks, as healing progresses, patients experience a more balanced facial profile, effectively reducing wide face appearance.
Cheekbone Reduction Surgery
Dr Quan Ngo, known for his role as the Head of the Plastic, Reconstructive, and Maxillofacial Trauma Surgery unit at Liverpool Hospital, identifies patients with prominent cheekbones contributing to a wide face as suitable for cheekbone reduction. This identification is based on a comprehensive consultation and consideration of overall health.
Dr Quan Ngo's approach involves virtual 3D planning, guided by him, to gain insights into facial structure. Surgical guides, precisely 3D printed based on the plan, facilitate accurate bone reshaping during surgery. Incisions are made within the mouth or along the hairline.
Risks include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, asymmetry, and dissatisfaction with outcomes. Dr Quan Ngo's meticulous approach and incorporation of virtual technology help mitigate these risks, aiming for natural and balanced results.
3D technology enhances surgical precision, routinely practiced by Dr Quan Ngo, resulting in a softer and more proportionate facial appearance. Patients experience reduced wide face appearance and enhanced facial harmony.
Recovery Timeline: Temporary swelling and discomfort are common during the initial weeks. As swelling subsides, patients can expect to see a reduction in facial width.
Non-Surgical Methods for Diminishing Wide Face Appearance
- Contouring Makeup: Makeup techniques involve shading and highlighting for a more defined appearance. Skillful application can temporarily enhance facial proportion.
- Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers add volume to targeted areas, creating balance. This minimally invasive option offers relatively quick, albeit temporary, results.
- Botox for Jawline Slimming: Botox injections gradually relax jaw muscles, contributing to a slimmer lower face. Results are temporary, necessitating periodic treatments.
Considerations and Consultation
The integration of 3D planning and printing technology, techniques routinely employed by Dr Quan Ngo, heightens surgical precision when reducing facial width. Consulting a Specialist Plastic Surgeon like Dr Quan Ngo ensures alignment with individual goals, anatomy, and health.
The pursuit of facial harmony involves comprehensive choices. Surgical and non-surgical options, coupled with 3D planning and printing technology, offer innovative solutions for addressing wide face appearance. Through thorough consultations, managed expectations, and collaboration with other professionals, Dr Quan Ngo helps patients who seek outcomes that reduce the appearance of a wide face while accentuating remaining facial features..