Category Archives: Facial Volume Enhancement

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Jul

The Fat Has It – For the Whole Face

Published: July 13, 2012

When we thoroughly study the changes associated with facial aging we begin to understand that it actually is as straight forward as we may believe. One insight into this enigma of aging is gained by comparing the different procedures used, both surgically and non-surgically, to counteract changes that time has brought. Although fat grafting was … Continue reading The Fat Has It – For the Whole Face

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May

The Fat Has It – Especially For Our Eyes!

Published: May 25, 2012

“The eyes are the mirror of the soul!” This saying reflects the importance we put on the eyes when looking at people. And it is not only the eyes themselves; rather their appearance is substantially influenced by the surrounding facial regions including the under eye area. This underlines why cosmetic eyelid is so important and … Continue reading The Fat Has It – Especially For Our Eyes!

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Sep

Can Fat Grafting or Sculptra Be Used to Treat Prominent Skin Veins Below the Eyes?

Published: September 28, 2009

Prominent Veins may develop around the eyes – how can they be treated. These veins are located superficially, just underneath the skin. Fat grafting is very effective for under the eye hollowness (a.k.a. tear troughs).  We reserve Sculptra for other facial regions such as cheeks and jawline. But for veins, both fat grafting or filler injections … Continue reading Can Fat Grafting or Sculptra Be Used to Treat Prominent Skin Veins Below the Eyes?

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2

Jun

Will Fat Grafting Replace a Facelift?

Published: June 2, 2009

Aging of the face is not only due to sagging of facial tissues but also deflation: we lose youthful facial roundness over the years. Combine this volume loss with drooping of facial tissues and you see the early and advanced signs of aging: facial hollowness, loss of soft contours, jowls and neck looseness. Facial fat … Continue reading Will Fat Grafting Replace a Facelift?

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2

Apr

How long can fat be stored before it is injected?

Published: April 2, 2009

We like to inject the fat immediately after its harvest. The success of fat grafting procedure depends ultimately on the viability and survival of the fat cells. I do not store fat any longer for later treatments down the road because I prefer optimal fat quality for best fat survival. And it is relatively easy to … Continue reading How long can fat be stored before it is injected?

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Feb

What is the Best Treatment Approach to Tear Troughs?

Published: February 16, 2009

The tear trough deformity (a.k.a. naso-jugal fold) represents the depression underneath the under-eye puffiness. They are absent in most young people and slowly develop in the 30s or 40s. People refer to tear troughs as “dark circles” under the eyes and they are responsible for a tired and worn out look. Fortunately, modern cosmetic medicine … Continue reading What is the Best Treatment Approach to Tear Troughs?

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Feb

What are treatments for sunken cheeks? Is Sculptra the best option?

Published: February 6, 2009

Sculptra is one good option for non-surgical volume enhancement. We advise our patients to wait 4 weeks before judging the results; 2 vials of Scultra (1 for each side) is a good start for a subtle enhancement although some patients may require further treatments before they are satisfied with the imrovment. In general, volume enhancements are powerful treatments with … Continue reading What are treatments for sunken cheeks? Is Sculptra the best option?

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