"She looks just like her mother!"


I often tell my patients that a lot of who we are and will be is determined by our genes.  Hair color, height, weight, the shape of our legs, and where we store fat are all programmed from birth!  Taking it one step further, one can get a good idea of how we’ll look when we are older by looking at our parents.  This study recently presented at the national meeting verifies this.

Well it’s true, a lot can be revealed about how you’ll age by looking at your mother. A new study presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2009 conference, examined 10 sets of similar looking mother-daughter pairs to measure changes in the aging female face. Using facial imaging and 3D computer modeling, the authors found a consistent pattern of sagging and volume loss specifically around the inner corners of the eye and lower eyelids in the mothers. Interestingly, volume loss in the lower eyelid ranged from 0.3 to 1cc, beginning in the mid 30s and continuing to progress steadily through life. The amount of volume loss was greater than previously estimated. To measure the full spectrum of aging, ages of the mother-daughter pairs ranged from 15 to 90 years old. These findings may act as a further guideline for cosmetic rejuvenation of the entire eye region.

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Naples Plastic Surgeon