I had a rhinoplasty a couple of years ago. For about a year afterward, my face was swollen. My skin looked tighter and younger. Friends and family thought I looked ten years younger. What causes this? Did the tissues of my skin swell? Is there a way to reproduce this effect without going through surgery?
How to Plump Face to Look Younger?
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Plumping Your Face to look Younger
These days, there are so many options for dermal fillers that can add volume to your face and help you look younger. Some surgeons use a combination of injectables and fillers and call it a “liquid facelift.” Since every patient responds differently, you might have to experiment a little to see which works best for you. The beauty of fillers is that they’re only temporary, so if one wears off a little faster than you’d like, you can try a different product on the next round. Fillers can be used to fill in nasolabial lines and deeper wrinkles or facial scars. Some fillers can be used to enhance the cheeks, or facial implants can be used for a permanent solution.
Plumping Your Face to look Younger
Plumping your face to look younger can be accomplished with a few different types of fillers. Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Scupltra, amoung others can all fill the cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds to plump up the skin. This plumping generally makes you look much younger. As we age, we tend to lose collagen from the deeper dermis in the skin. That is why when we inject a filler, you look rejuvenated and younger.
Plumping Your Face With Fillers for Volume
The older concept that “tighter is better” has been replaced by recognizing the importance of volume distribution as a defining characteristic of a more youthful face. Restoration of volume in the upper face can lessen or reverse the bottom-heavy, deflated appearance of the aging face. Sculptra has given physicians and patients a new dimension in facial contouring by revolumizing the aging face through a minimally invasive approach. Sculptra injections are well-tolerated by patients. They have a low incidence of side effects and result in high patient satisfaction. Volume replacement is now the most widely used nonsurgical cosmetic treatment for the correction of contour deficiencies and wrinkles of the face without the risk, recovery time, and expense of major surgery.
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Sculptra is your answer
Sculptra is the best way to re-volumize your face - it basically adds the volume back that you have lost with age. For optimal results you will need a few treatments. Most doctors charge around $1,000 per vial and you will probably need 1-3 vials. Be sure to visit an expert injector as Sculptra cannot be removed once it is injected.
Web reference: http://www.facialplastics.info/sculptra.html
Sculptra for a fuller, more youthful face
The happy benefits of the swelling you experienced after surgery can be replicated (to some extent) with Sculptra. Unlike traditional facial fillers, Sculptra can be used for overall facial volumization. It helps the skin to also have a thicker, more radiant appearance as well. Our patients have been very happy with results primarily because they don't look 'filled' but have been restored to the look they had a number of years ago.
Dr. Grant Stevens
Web reference: http://www.marinaplasticsurgery.com
Facial Volume Can Be Added With Different Types of Injectable Fillers
The protracted but temporary swelling that you experienced from your rhinoplasty demonstrated the effects of increased facial volume. Rerproducing that effect requires some form of an injectable filler. Most will likely recommend Scultpra as its large water make-up makes it easier to inject and get a more even facial distribution. The other option would be fat injections using your own natural filler. The longevity of both of these facial filler types will likely require multiple injection sessions.
Web reference: http://www.eppleyplasticsurgery.com/injectable.html
Volume is a key component to youthful appearance
Yes, you can add volume to achieve a more youthful face without surgery. If you liked the suble difference due to swelling associated with your rhinoplasty, you probably would be a good candidate for Sculptra, an injectable filler that provides long lasting resulting by stimulating your own collagen production.
In fact, one of the ways of evaluating the effect is simply to inject saline as a trial to see how you like the appearance of more volume. Fat transfer is also a reasonable alternative, but is more involved in terms of down time.
Sculptra to Restore Youthful Fullness to the Face
Hi Kellyr in Calrfornia,
Volume in the face is the key to youthfulness. Sculptra is an excellent filler to restore volume to the face in a natural manner. What is most important is choosing the proper injecting physician to give you the best aesthetic result.
Good luck and be well.
As we age we do loose fat from the face, supporting structures loosen, skin gets thint with the skin, subcutaneous fat .To reverse the aging of the face one has to analyse the many aspects of the aging process particular to you and draww a plan of facial rejuvenation.
Start with the skin, fat and loose structures. You may only need fat injection to the face to restore and rejuvenate the face. You may need skin tightening or deeper structures tightening. Or a combination of the above
Filling the Face for a Youthful Look
As we age, several process take place:
1. Our Facial Skin and its support sags
2. Our facial bones resorb and become thinner
3. We lose fat volume in our faces
While various Facelift techniques may address the facial sagging, in themselves they do NOTHING for the other two components of facial aging.
To restore a youthful look, not only does the sagging need to be corrected but more importantly Volume needs to be added at crucial places under the skin. In mild cases of aging (30's-40's even 50's in some) anatomically volumizing the face will be enough and a Facelift procedure may not even be needed.
Two fillers are applicable for this special volumizing: your own Fat and Sculptra. Fat obtained from elsewhere is bountiful in most Americans but requires liposuction, separation or filtration to remove dead cells and excess fluid and then depends on the ability of the body to integrate it in the new location. Once it "takes", it is a permanent filler.
Sculptra is like no other filler. It causes collagen formation for months after injection and requires several sessions to truly asses the degree of correction. Unlike fat, it does not require harvesting from your body.
You should seek out a Plastic surgeon experienced with these techniques. The result would be worth while.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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