One of the old dictums in plastic surgery is “replace like with like.” When it comes to facial volume loss, micro fat transfer is the treatment of choice. A gentle liposuction technique is used to prepare the fat for transfer. Then the fat is then injected in the desired portion of the face, using a micro injection technique. This approach allows extremely small parcels of fat to be placed into multiple layers of the face. This maximizes potential survival and allows for optimal aesthetic outcome. In my practice this is done most commonly around the hollows and grooves of the lower eyelid region and cheeks. Another common area is around the mouth and jawline. It can also be done throughout the entire face giving the entire face a natural rejuvenation.With facelift surgery, technically called “rhytidectomy,” Dr. Karam can rejuvenate the quality and appearance of his patients’ facial skin. With this procedure, fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced or eliminated, helping patients look more refreshed. A facelift can address loose, sagging skin of the: * Cheeks * Jaw line * Neck. However, if you are seeking improvements to your eyes specifically, you may be better-suited for eyelid surgery. During an examination, our San Diego physician can determine which procedure would be most beneficial to you. Adding volume is the most effective ways of rejuvenating the eyes. The real advantage is that it is non-surgical and highly effective. My first choice for treating the hollows under the eyes is Restylane or Juvederm for mild changes in a younger patient. This technique is used to fill the tear troughs. In patients with more advanced volume loss that extends into the upper cheek region, and beyond the tear troughs, fat transfer is an excellent long term solution. Fat transfer works by restoring the shape and contour of the midface and cheeks. This gives the upper face a much younger appearance without making the person look different. Another advantage of fat transfer is that the results are permanent.
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