Ageing produces many changes in the face. Skin, muscle, fat, and bone, are all subject to changes with ageing. One specific problem this causes is a loss of soft tissue and facial volume, so called “hollowing”. The combination of loss of tissue volume, with sagging and stretching of skin and ligaments, produces an aged face.
While face lift surgery can improve sagging tissues, it does not actually restore volume loss in those tissues. Loss of volume in the tissues, known as atrophy, can be corrected through a number of means. Fillers for instance, are commonly used for this purpose. Unfortunately, the stability of fillers in the long term is not always predictable, and the volumizing effect can be lost. An alternative to fillers is fat grafting, also known as fat transfer. Harvesting of fat from areas such as the flanks and tummy, and grafting it into the deficient areas of the face, can rejuvenate the thin and atrophic tissues. Fat grafting, once the fat cells have healed and recovered from the transfer procedure, is a permanent treatment.
This is a highly specialised treatment, and needs to be tailored to each individual. Dr Baba will assess your rejuvenation needs to see whether this treatment is appropriate for you.