Maintaining fullness and youthful facial volume is often a key factor in aging more gracefully. Dr. Geoffrey Leber offers several treatment options for patients who are bothered by thin or sunken features. The key to finding out the best method of facial rejuvenation for you is to think about your needs, goals, and preferences — namely, whether you want to undergo a surgical procedure.
In general, both facial fat grafting and filler products, such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, are capable of providing very natural-looking and elegant facial rejuvenation. As a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetics, Dr. Leber describes the differences between the two treatments below:
- Facial fat grafting: Fat transfer, or “fat grafting,” involves a surgical procedure that uses your own fat to restore facial volume. Taking excess fat cells from another part of the body — often the flanks, abdomen, or thighs — Dr. Leber meticulously delivers the fat to aging or sunken areas of the face. Over time, this provides a natural volume enhancement that can restore the youthful facial angles and achieve long-lasting results.
- Dermal fillers: For those who prefer to avoid a surgical procedure, cosmetic injectables can be an excellent way to add volume to depleted regions of the face. With many advanced products to choose from, patients can plump thinning lips, enhance the cheeks, fill creases, and more. Injections are delivered in a quick, in-office treatment performed by our aesthetic nurse injectors and there is no downtime, anesthesia, or incisions required. Depending on which filler is utilized, results can last as long as 12 to 18 months in some cases. On average, patients typically enjoy their rejuvenation for at least four to six months.
Dermal fillers and fat grafting can improve sunken temples and under-eye hollows, flat cheeks, jowling, nasolabial folds, thin lips, and marionette lines, among other concerns. Our team can work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to address your unique needs.
The face inevitably starts to lose volume as you age, but there are effective solutions that can help you preserve a full, youthful, and lively appearance. Contact Dr. Geoffrey Leber’s office in Boston to discuss your goals in a consultation or to speak with a member of our team.