Facial fullness is often associated with youth, but over time, the cushion of fat in our cheeks either migrates downward or diminishes altogether. This can leave us appearing thin and aged. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz can replenish lost facial volume with several treatment options.
As we age, the quality and strength of our collagen, the skin’s most prolific support structure, weakens and degrades. This results in shifting of facial soft tissues, including the fat layer that provides suppleness and firmness to our youthful features. To combat this, you want a surgeon like Dr. Craig Schwartz, who understands facial anatomy and vasculature to give natural, beautiful results in restoring facial volume loss.
The beauty of fat transfer is that it uses your body’s own excess fat from an area where you don’t want it to then be used as a facial filler. This procedure is surprisingly minimally invasive, performed in-office under only local anesthetic using our state-of-the-art BeautiFill™ fat transfer system,, which combines laser, suction, and fat processing for the best possible fat harvesting. Dr. Schwartz then re-implants the fat into the areas where facial volume has been lost.
Dermal fillers such as RADIESSE®, Restylane, Juvederm or Versa are also indicated for correcting facial volume loss. RADIESSE® contains calcium-based microspheres, which create lift and volume while simultaneously stimulating collagen growth. As RADIESSE® is absorbed by the body over 12-18 months, your own collagen growth takes its place, rebuilding your natural facial contours from the inside out.
Although the synthetic dermal fillers are an effective treatment to restore lost facial volume, many of our dermal filler patients have switched over to facial fat filler, since the dermal fillers are temporary, limited in volume, and do not provide a long-term solution, as well as being very costly long-term due to the need for ongoing maintenance.
Results with both treatments are immediate, filling in deep facial folds and hollows and creating supple, youthful beauty. Fat transfer may last years, and as the tissues reintegrate with your blood supply, should remain for a lifetime. Radiesse® works for 12-18 months, shoring up new collagen that may also last long-term.
You may experience bruising, mild swelling and some sensitivity in the area where the fat is harvested, and require reduced activity for several days up to 1-2 weeks. There is no downtime with dermal fillers.
As one of the first physicians in his field to offer minimally-invasive, outpatient liposuction treatments, Dr. Craig Schwartz uses his precise surgical skills and advanced technology to meticulously design every detail as he removes unwanted fat and adds facial volume.
*Individual Results May Vary
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*Individual Results May Vary
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