At what age do we start losing volume in the face, and in what areas?
In our second video plastic surgeon Dr. Bryce Cowan explains the process of volume loss with age, and how it affects the overall appearance of the face, and how fat grafting can help combat these changes. Typically volume loss is most noticeable around the temples and the cheeks. It typically starts at around the 40s or 50s understanding that the timing can vary from person to person.
Fat grafting can help to restore fat and volume in these patients in a way that is long standing, as the grafted fat cells survive. Typical treatment areas include the temples, cheeks, smile lines and nasolabial folds, marionette lines. The chin and around the eye area are also areas that can be treated, and this is a small change in the way that we approach blepharoplasty in the last decade. Another non-facial area where fat grafting is often used effectively is on the back of the hands. A skeletonized tendony appearance on the back of the hands is one of the hallmarks of aging, and this can be dramatically improved with fat grafting.