Face – Volume Loss Remedies

Certain areas of the face are prone to fat loss – others are not.
The cheeks and eyes frequently fall victim to the effects of volume loss.
The lips, eyes and temples eventually catch up. Volume loss can occur both superficially and at a deeper level that comes along with aging .

How can I get instant natural volume?
There are two alternatives to restore fat volume loss.

Using fat harvested from the patient’s own body which can then be re-injected to enhance facial fullness, fill creases or build up shallows contours. It works especially well to provide natural definition and contour.

In addition, treat deeper levels of volume loss which also creates lack of structure in cheeks and around the upper & lower eye sockets. Fat injection requires a more extensive procedure than “off the shelf” soft tissue fillers. Again, a ‘donor area’ must be determined (such as the abdomen or buttocks) and liposuction is used to extract the fat.

The suctioned fat can then be transferred to the face, as a graft. The fat grafted then has to redevelop a blood supply in order to survive. In the face, most of the transferred fat usually survives, but the results can be a bit less predictable. The use of fat transfer involves additional discomfort in the donor area. This is a minor surgical procedure that can be performed in the surgeon’s treatment room or operating room.

According to most dermatologist and plastic surgeons the advantages of fat grafting, avoids the potential for long-term problems and complications. It has long lasting results and done right should be a natural-looking reflection.

The quick fix. How they work, depends on the degree of deflation in your face and how much sagging skin you have, and more importantly, the skills of your injector.

A skilled plastic surgeon can inject hyaluronic acid fillers to reinstate deficient areas. Dr. Adibfar is an expert trainer in injection techniques and has the matching ability to understand the texture of the skin and the depth of injection. Both aspects have a lot to do with the way the product flows through the syringe and into the areas.

Example: for smaller areas you want something more viscous, but larger areas like the jaw and cheek require filler to be placed deeper, which is why having the experience of being a plastic surgeon that has worked with a wide range of fillers is to the patients advantage. Fillers are best for those who have minimal to moderate fat loss and need subtle improvement. If extra skin is a problem, they can cause a doughy or pillowy look. If you are working with a plastic surgeon – it has its own benefits. The surgeon will not be pushing one solution when they have access to many solutions.

In the end dermal fillers can be helpful in those early signs of aging, or as a value added part of facial rejuvenation surgery. But for some patients, dermal fillers is not the solution. Surgery such as a facelift, brow lift, or eye lift may be the best approach- and in some instances combined treatments. It is also important to note, complications from dermal fillers are uncommon, nevertheless not impossible.

Potential risks vary depending on the specific filler used and relative performance of the filler substance. It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single procedure. Most fillers do dissipate over time. To maintain you correction, you will need to consider repeating the injection process at intervals.

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