Please help me out, Im 22 years old but look like a drug addict because of the appearance of my sunken mid face and sunken eyes (See Photo) , can either the fat transfer procecdure or anything else help, thanks alot!!!
The Fat In My Midface Area Has Dissolved Away Giving Me the Appearance of a Drug Addict, Will Fat Transfer Help? (photo)
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Upper eyelid ptosis
Honestly, from the photo posted, you do not look like a "drug addict". Your midface or eyes do not seem particularly sunken either. You may have a bit of a "tear trough" deformity, which is a slight groove between your eyelid and cheek. You also have upper eyelid ptosis [droop] which gives you a slightly sleepy appearance.
A consultation with an Oculoplastics surgeon would be helpful, but the whole "drug addict" appearance is not an issue here.
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Loss of fat in face
If you have noticed the loss of fat in your midface with no weight loss, you may want to check for HIV. Fat transfers can be safely performed to help fill out depressed areas. I would suggest finding a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area that performs fat transfers
The Fat In My Midface Area Has Dissolved Away Giving Me the Appearance of a Drug Addict, Will Fat Transfer Help?
Usually, fillers in younger patients make more sense, because less volume is usually needed. Fillers tend to produce smoother results. However, fat grafting is not unreasonable. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of liposuction and fat transfer procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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Fillers probably a better place to start than fat grafting for facial issues.
I'm not sure I appreciate the drug addict look. Fillers that can be done in the office probably would be up good place to start placing them were you think there is a deficiency. Later on if this solution appears to be satisfactory fat injections will give longer-lasting if not permanent results.