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Pump up your volume.
One of the major events in the process of facial aging is loss of fat tissue-which results in loss of volume-in multiple areas of the face. Considering that fact, it seems logical that a significant part of the facial rejuvenation process should be replacement of the lost volume. For that purpose, there is no better material than fat itself, as used in fat grafting for Fort Lauderdale-area patients.
What can fat grafting do for you? Cheeks lose their youthful rounded shape and look flat and deflated, especially in the area below the eyelids. The same happens with the lips, which lose their fullness and become thinner as the upper lip appears longer. These are target areas for fat grafting.
In other areas, fat deposits become more obvious and appear increased in volume, as in the jowls, below the chin, and in the front part of the neck. The crisp lower jaw line that separates the face from the neck is lost. As a result of this volume loss and loss of skin elasticity, deep grooves and folds form below the eyes and around the mouth. Deep creases like crow's feet, nasolabial creases, and marionette lines become the dominant feature of an aging face. Fat grafting and facial fillers work well to round these out, too.
Dr. Zoran Potparic can discuss fat grafting for Fort Lauderdale and Miami-area patients. Please call him with at (954) 779-2777 or contact us online.
Fat grafting was used sporadically in reconstructive surgery for more than 100 years. Its use in cosmetic surgery, however, is relatively new. In short, fat grafting involves the patient's own fat tissue, which is removed with liposuction under sterile conditions; it is separated from blood and tissue products and then injected with a fine cannula into the particular area to augment and shape it.
There is no need for a surgical incision with fat grafting, and since both harvesting and injection of fat grafts requires minimal skin opening for the small cannula, there are no visible scars.
The areas of the face most frequently treated with fat grafting include cheeks, lips, the nasolabial groove and marionette lines, the glabella area between the brows, and, in small amounts, around the eyes and brows.
Dr. Zoran PotparicDr. Zoran Potparic is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has helped many plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery patients correct deformities and achieve desired results in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area.
Fat grafting works well for filling out grooves and flat areas, but it is not the only option. If you'd like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours, or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called "liquid facelifts" because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime. Although they can't help with excess sagging skin, these fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatments aren't permanent, however, and they must be repeated and maintained.
Facial fillers can be used along with Botox, which paralyzes muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but doesn't add volume.
Dr. Zoran Potparic is happy to discuss fat grafting with his Fort Lauderdale and Miami-area patients, and he makes before and after pictures available for visual reference. To set up a consultation, or for more information, call (954) 779-2777 or contact us online.