profileplasty: injections aiming for a softer profile - Dr Benouaiche - Paris
Correcting a face profile with hyaluronic acid in the forehead, the nose, the lips, the chin and the double-chin.


Once exclusive to surgery, it is now possible to correct the profile of a face using hyaluronic acid injections. In a few minutes, the results are visible and your profile becomes more graceful.

We all know that feeling when we check our face in front of a mirror, and then see a side or angled photo of our face. Those who are aware of and bothered by this seek consultation to find out how to improve their profile and achieve a more harmonious self-image.

Five main parts make the profile: the forehead, the nose, the lips, the chin and the double-chin. All of these can be treated and their shape improved.

Hyaluronic acid injections in the forehead

Due to aging or genetics, the forehead may seem flat. Hyaluronic acid injections will help plump up a forehead and rejuvenate the upper third of a face.
These injections can also help diminish horizontal forehead lines, as well as lines on the glabella and frown lines. To optimize the result and its lasting, we can combine Botox injections with hyaluronic acid injections.

Hyaluronic acid injections in the nose

An injection of hyaluronic acid will reduce a bump, lift the nasal tip, fill depressions or correct an asymmetry. This is called medical rhinoplasty. In profileplasty, the goal is to shape volumes to embellish the nose’s appearance.

This can be an interesting approach for patients who don’t want to undergo surgery but want their nose to be reversibly corrected. For others, this can be a first step before considering nose surgery. The results of the medical rhinoplasty can last about 1 year and a half.

Hyaluronic acid injections in the lips

Lip volume increase, as well as a retroversion of the lower lip made with hyaluronic acid injections will soften the profile and provide a feminine touch. For men, injections need to be moderate in order to plump up the lips without feminizing the face. For men and women, the lower lip must account for two thirds of the total lip surface, and the upper lip for one third. Another rule in surgical or aesthetic medicine is to avoid overcorrection and the overly plump lips that are often mocked. The objective here is a natural result.

Hyaluronic acid injections in the chin

Thanks to the medical profileplasty, we can now correct a receding chin with hyaluronic acid injections. Projecting the chin will greatly improve the profile, giving the face more character.

For aging patients, chin injections can enhance the oval of the face. During the same session, the jawline may also be treated to reinforce its definition.

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Juvéderm® VOLUX® for the chin

Since its introduction during Spring 2019, Juvéderm® VOLUX® has given us a dense and volumizing hyaluronic acid product that’s ideal for chin projection and reshaping face oval. This product has its very place in a profileplasty protocol. The treatment takes 30 minutes tops and the results are astonishing. I have had the opportunity to inject this product since 2014 as a part of a clinical study, and could observe that the results remained stable during 2 years. The findings of this study were presented at the AMWC 2019 in Monaco.

For women

For female patients, we’ll want to define the face contours (oval and chin) and make a distinction between the face and the neck. Treatment of face and neck sagging will get better. Medical lifting with hyaluronic acid is now possible. Of course, we have resorbable and non-resorbable tensor threads already to help lift tissues of the face and neck, but all of these treatments can be alternate or combined to rejuvenate and embellish the patient’s face for many years.

For those who have gained weight or have a double chin like other members of their families, they can get rid of these with Cryolipolysis or liposuction.

For men

Men will have their masculine features enhanced with Juvéderm® VOLUX®. It will help create a square shape to the chin and well-defined jaw angles. Today, there is a growing demand for hyaluronic acid injections in men to embody their professional roles in the workplace.

To know more

If you want to know more about the multiple options offered by aesthetic medicine for facial treatments, you’ll find below links to comprehensive articles about the current embellishment techniques.

Hyaluronic acid

Tensor threads

Resorbable or non-resorbable tensor threads | Dr Benouaiche

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