As the most central feature on our face, our nose is impossible to hide. As such, if you are unhappy with the appearance of yours, it can have a significant impact on your day to day life. Unfortunately, we have very little control over the nose we are given, which is primarily determined by our DNA. However, injuries sustained to the nose can also affect the way that it looks.
A youthful face tends to have plenty of volume, which is sometimes affectionately referred to as “baby fat.” As the face ages, however, facial fat starts to deplete and droop, leaving the face with hollowed cheeks, sagging skin and fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Funt has some effective procedures designed to rebuild volume and fullness in the face.
The most popular option for restoring fullness to the face is with injectables that literally “fill” in areas where volume has been lost. Specifically, dermal filler can:
- Plump up cheeks that have lost their shape and definition
- Lift skin that has sagged to the jawline and neck and therefore restore volume to the chin and mouth.
- Add fullness to lips that have thinned with age or were naturally small to begin
- Minimize lines and wrinkles to achieve more supple and smooth skin
Funt Aesthetics offers several types of fillers, including Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse and Belotero. Patients trust our expertise at recommending the precise type, amount and injection point to achieve their desired results.
With time, the pads of fat that provide the cheeks with curves can sink lower on the face, settling around the jawline and creating a jowly appearance. Although most facelift procedures focus on the lower half of the face, the surgery can extend to the mid-face to reposition this sunken fat back on the cheeks to restore a youthful fullness. Prospective facelift patients who are most concerned with the volume in their cheeks should mention this during a consultation so Dr. Funt can determine if they are a good candidate for a surgical approach.
Another way to add attractive volume to the face is with a chin implant. With chin augmentation, Dr. Funt carefully places a small implant against the chin bone to improve the size and shape of the chin so that it fits in better harmony with the nose and other proportions of the face.
While the primary purposes of chin augmentation are to change the shape and projection of the chin, this procedure has the added benefit of giving fullness to the chin, offsetting some of the jowliness to either side of the chin.
Make an Appointment with Dr. Funt
If fat has started sinking in your face, leaving a gaunter and less attractive appearance, Funt Aesthetics can help you to restore fullness. To discuss facial volumizing options with the best reviewed plastic surgeon in Long Island, please call 516-295-0404 (Woodmere or Roslyn Heights) to schedule a consultation with Dr. Funt.
“You look like a grandma” isn’t necessarily something you even want to hear from your grandchildren. And although the name “grandma” is a term of endearment, looking like one only conjures up images of Mrs. Clause ridden with wrinkles and white hair. If you are starting to feel like your skin is showing large signs…