The most advanced approaches in facial aesthetics focus on complete sculptural transformations that naturally enhance the face in ways never thought possible.
Dr. Rad’s technique, called “Aesthetic Facial Sculpture” (HDF) is based on his philosophy that small changes throughout the face can have profound yet natural results. When changes work synergistically (harmoniously and not against each other) the overall transformation is much more than each individual component. As the saying goes, the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. Dr. Rad’s goal is not to completely change identity or to look like a different person, but rather to subtly sculpt the face in ways that make it look like the best possible version. This requires meticulous artistry to know how to optimally balance 4 components:
Dimorphism refers to the the shapes of facial features that makes a face look male or female, masculine or feminine.
Male faces differ from female in that the female cheekbones are more rounded and projected, eyes more lifted, and jawbone is smaller. Also, the nose is more petite, brow bone is not as prominent and the forehead has a smooth convex curvature.
When facial shapes are adjusted to enhance masculinity or femininity, the result can be dramatically striking while still looking natural as though the person were born this way.
This beautiful 29 year old woman desired hyperfeminine features . She felt that her eyes looked dull, her nose was rounded, cheeks flat and jawline and neck poorly defined. Dr. Rad performed endoscopic brow lift, canthoplasty, midface lift, closed rhinoplasty, deep neck sculpting and fat grafting. The balance of these procedures gave her face a more sensual quality.
Human brains are wired to interpret facial symmetry as attractive and genetically desirable. As all faces are asymmetrical, much of plastic surgery is focused on improving symmetry. Therefore, knowing how to make adjustments in subtle ways to enhance symmetry and mask asymmetries is essential.
Dr. Rad is a master of symmetrization approaches so that the result looks natural as though the person were born this way.
This beautiful 24 year old woman desired better facial symmetry, proportion and a more hyperfeminine face. She felt that her jaw was too wide giving her a masculine appearance, and her nose was rounded and blunted. Dr. Rad performed V-Line Jaw Slimming, closed rhinoplasty and canthoplasty. She now has a more symmetrical face and an alluring quality.
When features are well balanced and sculpted beautifully, the results can be transformative yet natural. A youthfulness of the eyes when the eyelids and eyebrows are slightly lifted, framing them way that makes the face look much more vibrant and alive. This nuance is a delicate balance that Dr. Rad strikes with artistry, safety and precision.
This beautiful 24 year old woman desired more feminine proportions of her face and nose. She felt that her jaw was too wide giving her a masculine appearance, and her nose was rounded and blunted. Dr. Rad performed V-Line Jaw Slimming, closed rhinoplasty and canthoplasty. The balance of these procedures gave her face a more alluring quality.
How facial features should be modified to balance more beautifully with one another and the face as a whole is the art of plastic surgery. Changing one feature necessarily impacts others, and the face as a whole. For example, tilting the eyelids up or down can create the appearance of sensuality or sadness. Too much one way or another can distort and be ethnically inappropriate. Dr. Rad’s artistic eye informs his decision about how much to adjust to achieve optimal balance and proportion.
This beautiful 35 year old woman felt that she had “bug eyes”, heavy brows and flat cheekbones. She desired better overall facial proportions and a more alluring eye appearance. Dr. Rad performed endoscopic brow lift, canthoplasty (fox eye) and midface/tear trough augmentation with a permanent Medpor implant (overlaid in the right side “after” image). These procedures gave her face a more beautiful proportionality, showing her eyes more beautifully.
When these 4 components are in perfect harmony, faces look naturally and optimally attractive.