Dr M Fayman, gives you the low-down on this most rewarding surgical procedure…
1. Facial ageing is mainly caused by gravitation of facial soft tissues. Facial soft tissue gravitation creates a “hollow appearance”. With ageing the skin loses elasticity and tone. Wrinkles become more obvious in response to contraction of underlying muscles compared to young skin. Most of the wrinkles are related to loss of volume in skin tissue. Adding volume can therefore improve ageing effects.
2. The modern approach to ageing eyelids focuses on loss of volume between the lower lid and the upper cheek. Adding volume under the lower lid and filling the tear trough will therefore improve the hollow, tired look of this area.
3. Elevation of the corner of the mouth “marionette lines” and filling of the vertical wrinkles from your nose to your mouth “naso-labial folds” will drastically improve the sagging look of your face.
4. Fillers can be used either from your own tissue (fat) or as injectable semi-biological fillers.
5. Our modern approach to facial ageing has obvious advantages: it does not violate underlying anatomy; it is minimally invasive requiring short recovery.