In recent years, the whole idea of aging has been turned on its head. We don’t have to accept the consequences of age in the same manner our ancestors did. If you look at celebrities and reality television personalities for more than a few moments, you would think that we truly have found that proverbial fountain of youth. The changes that occur naturally can be immediately mitigated, or they can be corrected for the long-haul with an appropriate surgical procedure. Many of the patients whom we consult with are interested in how they can achieve the best results as quickly as possible. Let’s explore a couple of common options.
Fine-tuning Facial Volume
When we think of restoring volume to the face, we tend to go straight to dermal fillers. In fact, these natural or synthetic products are very well-suited to the early signs of aging. Nasolabial folds, smile lines, under eye puffiness, even a downward-pulled brow may be disguised with a boost of hyaluronic acid or synthetic granule of calcium hydroxylapatite. The latter substance does more than plump lines and areas of deflation; it also incites collagen production to enhance the longevity of results. Fine tuning with dermal fillers is an outstanding way to manage the early cosmetic concerns that arise with age. For more dramatic and lasting results, though, you may want to consider fat injections.
Fat: The Grand-Poobah of Facial Rejuvenation
Years ago, if a man or woman had more serious laxity and volume loss, a correction was available only in the form of a face lift. This procedure is still available, still popular, and better than ever. The reason being is the inclusion of fat introduction in the process. Fat injections can also be delivered on their own, as an alternative to a surgical facelift.
One of the common theories in medicine is that, whenever possible, like should be used to replace like. So, in aesthetic medicine, the loss of volume from fat depletion may be best addressed with autologous fat cells taken from your body. Fat cells introduced into an area such as the cheeks, the temples, the jawline, or under the eyes has the opportunity to receive blood flow. When it does, it integrates and becomes a permanent part of the facial structure. This is the primary advantage of fat injections for facial rejuvenation. Of course, we can’t forget to mention that another area of your body gets slimmed through the minor liposuction performed to harvest fat!
Would you like to determine how to achieve the results you want from cosmetic treatment? Call our NYC office at (212) 472-2900.