Top Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery “Tip of the Day”: Radiesse Injections to shape the face.
Radiesse injections can be used to shape the face in mere minutes and is performed as an office treatment. I use Radiesse to shape the Cheeks, Chin and Jawline. Below is an example of 2 men with a weak jawline with very little flare. The lower face appears off balance instead of angular and ruggedly handsome. Next to them is a women with a flared jaw and flat cheeks who appears to have a more masculine face then these two men.
I describe Jaw “Flare” as the width of the angle formed by the jawline as it goes from the chin to the vertical junction near the ears. Think of this as forming a triangle where the chin is the apex and the base is formed by drawing a line through the head from ear to ear. Flare is the angle of the lines from the apex to the base. The larger the angle…the more the jaw appears to be flared and the more masculine it appears.
If your jawline has a small angle without flare, Radiesse can be placed along the mandible junction to create the illusion of larger muscles at this location making the jaw appear wider and more flared. As a result, the face appears more ruggedly handsome. This usually takes 1 syringe of Radiesse per side and the effect lasts about 1 year. Implants can be placed here but these have had complications of shifting, bone erosion and discomfort making them less of an option, in my opinion.