There is an increasing number of men looking for cosmetic enhancement procedures, specifically ones that define and sculpt their facial features. For those seeking a more masculine look, we focus on features that heighten our perception of male beauty such as more squared-off jawline, higher cheekbone and a bold chin. A defined jawline can help my male patients achieve a “modelesque look” or a more “masculine” appearance.
A combination of dermal fillers of varying viscosity including calcium based like Radiesse, paired with softer fillers composed of hyaluronic acid like Juvederm, Restylane, and Revanesse, are used to sculpt and volumize the lower face to balance, elongate, square-off and masculinize the appearance of my male patients. The calcium based Radiesse is first placed deep on bone to provide underlying support for the more superficially placed softer fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers consist of a sugar-based substance that is naturally found in the body to superficially contour and add volume over the masseter, giving a more 90-degree angle look or squared off look that is more masculine.
Not all patients require a significant amount of filler to achieve their aesthetic goals, with some patients only needing a small amount to enhance their existing features. Remember, facial sculpting is about enhancing the natural appearance without dramatically altering a feature which can result in an ‘over-done’ look. First, calcium-based fillers are placed deep, onto the bone to lift the tissue, giving significant volume to the area. Hyaluronic acid fillers are then placed superficially to blend the area for a more natural looking enhancement.
By meticulously sculpting the lower face with fillers along the bone and in the tissue, symmetry and balance can be created to improve the lower face profile. The improvement will last 9-12 months at optimal correction with touch-ups periodically to sustain the volume and shape. High density fillers and bio stimulators like Sculptra and Bellafill are ideal for those with a fast metabolism because the effects will last longer.