Q. I have noticed that I am looking more tired. I am 43 and feel like I look like I am in my 50s. I heard that there are ways to improve this problem without surgery. What your thoughts are about this?
I do understand that at 43 you do not want to look in your 50s. The aging process is about volume loss and not only about gravity. As people age, people lose volume (fat), which supports the face and then the face falls because of the effects of gravity. The new age of plastic surgery understands that and now physicians try to re-volumize patients to look better (sometimes with way too much material).
Youthful looking people have heart-shaped faces that transform to pear-shaped as they age. Many times patients think they look old because of facial wrinkles or excess skin in their necks. The culprit is often mid-face loss of fat, which makes the face look sad with the appearance of hanging skin. Fillers, when used judiciously, make patients’ faces appear fuller and more youthful.
There are many kinds of fillers that are useful for the purposes of rejuvenation of the face. An experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ocular-plastic surgeoncan get you through the quagmire of fillers.
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Fillers include Juvederm , Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Sculptra and Boletero. This information should at least make you feel that there are solutions that will help you feel better as you age with grace!