Beauty is essential since it’s the key to one’s self-confidence. But, with age, that youthful facial appearance fades, and you can only regain it through surgery or exercise methods.
Thankfully, there’s a plethora of non-surgical treatments to help you regain volume and youthfulness in your face. One non-surgical solution is recreating the ogee curve.
In this article, we’ll discuss:
- 🤔 What an ogee curve is and why the face loses volume over time
- 🩺 Ways to form the ogee curve
- 🙌 How mewing can help.
Keep reading to discover how to shape the perfect ogee curve yourself!
Understanding the Ogee Curve
In facial aesthetics, an ogee curve is noticeable from an oblique angle. An ogee curve involves the central facial triangle (the eyes, nose, and mouth). The curves start from the lateral brow continuing to the place where the upper and lower eyelids meet. The curve continues outwards on the upper cheek and inward above the mouth, making the cheeks look volumized and hollow at the same time.
Ogee curves are also called double soft-S curves and can be seen from a 3/4 view.
While not everyone has a defined ogee curve, those that do are bound to lose the definition with age. That’s because as you grow older, your face loses the volume and elasticity characteristic of a youthful face.
Cheekbone prominence is an integral part of the youthful architecture, and you can maintain it in a natural or cosmetic way.
What Makes an Ideal Ogee Curve?
People that have an ideal ogee curve are usually younger. However, perfect ogee curves can also result from genetics. Here are some of the predispositions that make a perfect ogee curve:
The proper skeletal structure is what gives your face a more youthful appearance. People that have the right skeletal structure usually have definition and symmetry. Some individuals are born with super-high cheekbones, while others have chubby cheeks. So, genetics plays an important role in perfect ogee curves.
The soft tissue can lose its fullness as a result of old age. You can notice this in the cheeks when they lose their plumpness, causing the skin to sag. The soft tissue occupies the mid-face, including the eye area, cheekbones, brow tail, nose, and under cheekbone area. This is where the lifting needs to happen to regain that fresh-faced look.
Convex fullness refers to the degree of curvature visible in one’s face. If your face has “convexity, ” it’s curved in all the right places.
An ogee curve is an “S” shaped curve that projects a line of convexity and concavity starting from the cheekbones and extending to the lower face. It softly curves outward to create a harmonious appearance.
7 Ways to Form a Perfect Ogee Curve
Aesthetic medicine has come up with many ways of restoring fullness to the ogee curve. You don’t always have to go under the knife to regain volume, but you can achieve that youthful look with a few injectables:
Getting cosmetic procedures does not always mean doing nip-and-tuck:
1. Dermal Fillers
An ogee curve can be restored by injecting dermal fillers into areas that are folded, like the under and upper eye area. Fillers can also be added to give the ogee curve definition.
The procedure lasts 30-45 minutes, after which you can go about your day. Commonly-used dermal fillers for restoring ogee curvatures include Juvederm, Restalyne, Sculptra, Radiesse, and Ulthera. Some patients inject Juvederm into their lips, chin, and forehead. The longevity of the facial fillers depends on the individual’s age, metabolism, and the treated area.
2. Thread Lift
If you want to learn how to fight the face sagging, let us tell you the best way! This procedure is done by a certified cosmetologist who puts stitches under your skin to lift the sagging parts, giving you a more defined facial angle. Thread lifting lasts about 18 months, after which you have to redo it.
3. Facial breathing exercises
Another non-surgical way to regain ogee curve face fullness is by doing facial exercises. Sometimes, keeping your tongue and teeth in proper posture can help you fix less attractive facial features.
If your cheekbones look flat, the best way to add volume is through exercises. Try breathing slowly through your nose (not the mouth), placing the tongue on the roof of your mouth, and perfectly aligning your teeth.
This nifty trick is called mewing! Mewing helps you reshape your face by adding volume and symmetry in places where it’s needed. There are numerous advantages that mewing provides, from sculpting to definition.
If you don’t know the first thing about mewing, here’s an extensive guide on how to mew. Even better – download the Mewing.coach app and don’t bother with extra tutorials – you’ll find guides, instructions, and video demonstrations in one place.
If you’d rather opt for ogee curve surgery, here are some of your options:
Profileplasty is a type of plastic surgery performed on a person’s profile. It usually involves reconstruction of the nasal bridge or rhinoplasty and a chin implant. The goal is to improve the overall profile of the face by fixing the most prominent features visible from a 3/4 view.
2. Orthognathic Surgery
Any type of surgery performed on the upper or lower jaw is considered an orthognathic surgery. It’s recommended for patients whose jaws don’t align when the mouth is closed. This can cause a prominent jaw that messes up the ogee curve facial aesthetics.
3. Maxillofacial surgery
Maxillofacial surgery is recommended if the loss of your ogee curvature is caused by a disease, injury, or defects of the face. Maxillofacial surgeons specialize in reconstructive surgery of the face caused by trauma, oral cavities, and head, neck, mouth, and jaw rebuilding.
4. Plastic Surgery
If you opt for plastic surgery, there’s nothing you can’t do. Through plastic surgery, you can add contour to your face to improve the cheek ogee curve, do a facelift that will improve the visibility of cheekbones, or do fat transfer and grafting to restore the prominent ogee curve.
Key Factors to Ideal Male and Female Ogee Curves
The perfect ogee curve depends on the face’s most prominent facial features. If they are in perfect harmony, the ogee curve is noticeable from the side:
- Facial Profile
If a person that’s turned to their side has prominent cheekbones that stretch narrowly to the lower face, they have an ideal ogee curve. The most sculpted ogee curve shape is visible in males. Once they hit puberty, males develop a defined facial structure with high cheekbones and a strong jaw.
- Nasal Bridge
A small nose is usually considered a youthful nose, and if the bridge has a bump, it might mess up the ogee shape. For the right ogee curve, a nose needs to be straight, small, and narrow.
Constant frowning causes the appearance of wrinkles. So, to have the perfect ogee shape, you need to pay attention to how much you frown. In addition, it helps if the forehead is tall.
The ultimate ogee curve ends with perfectly perky lips. They continue the ogee curve, and you look much more feminine and vigorous. You can achieve these cherry lips with mewing and fillers.
For the perfect ogee curve, your chin needs to be visible from the side. You can achieve this through chin implants, chin reduction, maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic, etc.
The Ideal Facial Proportions, Symmetry, and Harmony
So, how do facial proportions define beauty? Let’s see:
The Importance of Facial Symmetry
Facial symmetry has been a scientific definition of beauty throughout history. This measurement started in ancient Greece, where symmetrical faces were considered to be healthier and more attractive than asymmetrical ones. This is why high cheekbones are considered attractive – they add to the symmetry.
The Golden Ratio
The golden ratio refers to a number that appears when you divide the width of your face by the length. The golden ratio is a proportion of 1.618.
You can do it yourself by measuring the distance from the top of your nose to the center of your lips. Finally, compare it to the distance of the center of the lips to the chin, and if the result is 1.618 times the distance between the nose and lips, it’s referred to as a balanced face.
Before you get any reconstructive surgery, a medic needs to perform a cephalometric analysis. Cephalometric analysis observes dental and skeletal relationships in the human skull. It can be performed by surgeons, dentists, and orthodontists to plan further treatment.
Restoring the ogee curve could be your ticket back to the younger days. You won’t feel self-conscious in side or frontal photos. Instead, you’ll love what you see in the mirror, and everyone will notice the new, rejuvenated you.