The evolution of Facial Sculpting and the history of cosmetic surgery go hand in hand with the evolution and history of medicine itself.
Aesthetic appearance has always been the most public part of the self for both men and women. Throughout the centuries, people have always tried to improve their looks to enhance their attractiveness and therefore increase – to a certain extent – their self-perception and quality of life.
We have evidence from around 5000 years ago showing how the ancient Egyptians were using different natural substances, such as oils, salt, alabaster, and sour milk to aesthetically improve their skin. And we all have heard about the beautiful Queen Nefertiti, one of the most famous women of the ancient world and an icon of feminine beauty, known for her elongated, thin neck.
The history of beauty is as old as mankind itself. However, the standards of beauty have evolved over time. What we consider to be an attractive body today is different from what was considered ‘beautiful in previous centuries. But while certain standards evolve and change, others tend to remain the same.
The Evolution of Facial Sculpting and The Golden Ratio
Studies have shown that key properties such as symmetry, harmony, and vivid colors are universal and timeless elements of an attractive and beautiful appearance.
In fact, it is possible to actually give a number to beauty: 1.62. This is called the Golden Ratio of beauty, also known as Phi, or the Fibonacci number. The Golden Ratio is a mathematical symmetry algorithm that underlies our perception of attractiveness. Leonardo Da Vinci was the first one to measure the equation in his anatomical studies and realise that the closer a face or object gets to this number, the higher the level of its perceived beauty.
Further studies of the most beautiful women in the world have later shown that they have countless instances of this ratio in their faces. This means symmetry can be considered a key factor in perceived attractiveness, especially in female faces.
Finally, the Golden Ratio is not just observed in human bodies and faces. It also occurs in nature, in the patterns we sometimes see in sunflowers, pinecones, seashells, and other plants and animals. Architecture and artwork use it as well.
Facial Sculpting Treatments to Achieve the Golden Ratio
Thanks to the evolution of Facial Sculpting and the latest advancements in facial aesthetic treatments, today it is possible for every face and body to achieve the Golden Ratio and improve attractiveness.
Dr. Nina Bal knows this well. The services she offers at her Facial Sculpting prestigious clinic in London include restorative cosmetic dentistry, aesthetic medicine, non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. Abiding by the Golden Ratio of beauty, she can transform a face aesthetically within minutes, restoring proportions and rejuvenating older features without the need of invasive surgical procedures.
Dr Nina is passionate about enhancing a patient’s innate beauty. Her philosophy is ‘less is more’ and she loves to make subtle aesthetic tweaks that lead to excellent, yet natural, results.
During the initial consultation appointment, Dr. Nina uses the Golden Ratio formula, as well as her own personal assessment, to analyze her client’s face and devise a specific treatment plan. This method works particularly well when it comes to correct a patient’s visible facial asymmetry, such as one eyebrow higher than the other, or one cheek fuller than the other.
Over the years, she has seen for herself the positive effects of cosmetic treatments, not only in terms of aesthetics but also in confidence and self-esteem. This is why she is so passionate about sharing those benefits with her clients and continues to trial all the latest treatments personally.
What are Facial Sculpting Treatments
Before we continue to talk about the evolution of Facial Sculpting and some of the best treatments you can get at Dr Nina’s London clinic, it is useful to clarify the difference between surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Traditionally, aesthetic medicine (also called cosmetic surgery or medical aesthetic) includes both surgical and non-surgical techniques. Procedures such as liposuction, facelifts, breast implants, etc. are considered surgical and are the most invasive type of procedures, meaning they most often require anesthesia and longer downtime.
On the other hand, treatments that are part of the Facial Sculpting range like chemical peels, dermal fillers, thread lifts, etc. are considered to be non-surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. They normally require no general anesthesia, have minimal recovery time and side effects, which means that the health risks of non-surgical cosmetic procedures are also much lower than those posed by surgery.
Finally, non-invasive treatments come with a much lower price than surgical procedures, since they don’t require the expense of anesthetic or additional surgical fees.
Examples of Facial Sculpting Treatments
Non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by Dr Nina are minimally invasive procedures that will give you a rejuvenated look and feel to your face, without drastically changing your natural features.
Asymmetries and effects of the aging process can be easily corrected with a different combination of treatment options, usually including dermal fillers and botulinum toxin. Thanks to the latest facial sculpting techniques, Dr Nina will be able to help you achieve your desired face shape using dermal fillers and wrinkle treatments to add volume and structure.
Some of the most popular cosmetic procedures to enhance your face symmetry are the following:
Cheek fillers can bring your face into balance by making the cheekbones more prominent. This can give you an instant, razor-sharp definition, and a natural-looking, youthful appearance. The treatment also smooths the nose-to-mouth lines, effectively lifting the entire face.
Chin Sculpting is another popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure and is an excellent and affordable option for patients with a weak and/or small chin, or a chin with irregularities, who want to avoid surgery to achieve facial symmetry. This can also change the contour of the face by balancing facial features.
The Brow Lift
Low brows can make your eyes look heavy, while higher, defined yet natural-looking brows have the opposite effect. Our eyebrows are genetically determined, but you can make the most of your natural shape to make your eyes stand out and immediately acquire a fresher, younger look.
Amongst the side-profile sculpting package, the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure is the non-surgical rhinoplasty – or nose sculpting. This treatment is often required by patients who have had just had chin sculpting, in order to maintain the right proportions and the Golden Ratio of facial beauty.
The Future of Facial Sculpting
The market for cosmetic surgery and non-invasive aesthetic treatments is booming on a global scale. According to the latest research, in 2020 it was valued at USD 4.6 billion and it is expected to reach USD 8.45 billion in 2028.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), in 2018 around 3.8 million minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries were carried out in the U.S. within the age group of 55 and above. Of these, injectables procedures such as botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid are among the most popular procedures performed, with a market share of 62.5% in 2020.
Key factors that are driving the non-invasive aesthetic treatment market growth include growing beauty consciousness among both men and women, and technological advancements in aesthetic treatment technologies. This means people are increasingly more aware of the importance of their outer beauty, and cosmetic surgery has become one of the most popular trends all over the world.
In addition to these factors, there is also a cultural shift to be noted. Not only is it no longer taboo to have a cosmetic procedure done, but it is becoming increasingly common for people to openly talk about treatments or procedures they have done on themselves.
And while the cosmetic and plastic surgery market is still bigger than the non-surgical market, it looks like non-surgical treatments like facial sculpting procedures will continue to gain popularity over the next few years.
This comes as no surprise to Dr Nina, who’s always strongly believed Facial Sculpting is a concept rather than a surgical procedure, with positive effects not only in terms of aesthetics but also on an individual’s confidence and self-esteem.
The Evolution of Facial Sculpting: Conclusions
Until recent years, facial sculpting was exclusively the domain of surgical interventions. But today, thanks to the evolution of both technology and cultural approach to cosmetic procedures, facial sculpting treatments include a range of minimally invasive procedures that will give you a rejuvenated look and feel to your face, without drastically changing your natural features.
People have always been concerned with their aesthetic appearance. Beauty trends have been constantly evolving throughout history, but the one feature that has always been a constant, underlying beauty of all ages is symmetry.
That’s why the goal of aesthetic treatments today is the creation of balance and proportion in all facial features, and that’s exactly what Facial Sculpting does and why it will continue to grow in popularity in the years to come.
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