Anti-aging procedures restore lost volume to face
December 13, 2010
Growing older comes with a number of challenges but one of the most common is the loss of volume in facial tissue. However, there are many cosmetic procedures, surgical and non-surgical, available for those who are looking to restore volume to their face, MyFoxHouston.com reports.
Doctors say that facial fillers are among the most popular anti-aging treatments for addressing the issue. The injections usually require very little recovery time and the effects can last for as long as two years
Fat from a patient’s buttocks, thighs or abdomen can be injected into the face, along with synthetic fillers, which tend to have less downtime. Some surgeons use implants as facial fillers in certain instances. Although this technique might involve a longer process, most people who receive such treatment are pleased with the outcome, the news source reports.
While fillers and other injectables can help reduce the signs of aging, individuals considering any type of procedure should check the credentials of their doctor and be sure they are qualified to inject. Those seeking implants or more extensive surgical procedures should find a board-certified plastic surgeon.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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