Facial Reshaping

Most facial plastic surgery procedures are designed to correct the skin and soft tissues of the face to reverse the signs of aging. Facial reshaping procedures usually change the shapes of facial bones. They may be undertaken for several reasons including


Improving facial harmony

Improving facial symmetry

Facial Feminisation

Making the face more masculine

Facial Reconstruction

In combination with rejuvenation procedures


The face can be reshaped by


Facial bone reduction,

Moving and reshaping facial bones (Osteotomies)

Facial implants

Injectable fillers

Fat transfer



Facial reshaping requires careful planning to achieve an ideal result and it is important to have a personalised plan. David Dunaway is a leader in facial surgery planning techniques in cosmetic and craniofacial surgery. His research as Professor of Craniofacial Surgery ay UCL is centred on 3D facial analysis and surgical planning.

Facial analysis and surgical planning often use 3D facial photography and CT scanning to precisely plan facial bone surgery or manufacture personalised facial implants.


The areas of the face commonly reshaped are


Nose (rhinoplasty)

Chin and jawline


Ears (pinnaplasty)