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Well, I think the key to that is understanding what facial aging is. Facial aging is a process that occurs when you’re, believe it or not, it begins when you’re around 20 and you lose substance in your bone and in your fat. And this is what gives people sort of a hollow look. There are sort of bags under the eyes, the tired look. You lost volume. That used to be bone and full. If you think about a baby’s face, it’s plump. It’s like a peach and as we get older, we look more like a prune so what we try to do is restore volume. And from a sculpture perspective, that’s what I used fillers for. And because there are so many fillers, there are ideal fillers for ideal locations and you have to know which filler do you use where and you have to know which filler to put how much and where to put it and where to put a [inaudible 00:01:06] because if fillers are put in the wrong place, they can cause trouble. But if they’re used by a skilled aesthetic surgeon and someone who has a knowledge of the anatomy of the face and an eye that’s artistic, they can actually mold, sculpt then lift the face by restoring volume.

I wouldn’t want to say that I can do a face lift with a syringe, but I can do a lot towards that end. And it’s enough for many patients to say, hey, I look good enough. If I do that, I don't have to get cut and to me, that makes me happy. It makes the patient happy and it gives me this sort of artistic satisfaction because you actually do sculpt. You mold. It’s fun so what I do is I enjoy it.

How does Art Influence you as a Doctor?

Dr. Stephen Mandy discusses how art influences him as a doctor.

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