What can I do if I have lost weight in my face?

Dermal Fillers . 3 answers . 5 years ago

Hi, I have lost volume in my face, what's the best treatment to correct my face? I lost the weight because of a car crash. I was looking at either fillers or fat transfer.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS


5 years ago by Celibre Medical Corporation

Dermal fillers and fat transfers are both options. While fat transfer
tends to have a longer life, it is also much trickier because adding
volume in this way is very technique dependent and can result in
asymmetry (uneven filling from side to side). Just make sure that if
you go with fat transfer that you focus on experience and not price.
Dermal filler options include Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse and
more. The choice will depend on area of the face to be injected, cost
and duration.

Regards,

5 years ago by Celibre Medical Corporation (View Profile)

Dermal fillers and fat transfers are both options. While fat transfer
tends to have a longer life, it is also much trickier because adding
volume in this way is very technique dependent and can result in
asymmetry (uneven filling from side to side). Just make sure that if
you go with fat transfer that you focus on experience and not price.
Dermal filler options include Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse and
more. The choice will depend on area of the face to be injected, cost
and duration.

Regards,


5 years ago by LazaDerm Skincare Centre - Sioux Falls

You are on the right track. With the weight loss the only options you have are to put volume back in. The only concern I have for you is if you lost weight due to a motor vehicle accident it may not be permanent weight loss. If the weight loss will not be permanent then you will want to avoid fat transfer. If you do fat transfer and then you gain weight you may look puffy. I would recommend fillers as you best choice at this time.

5 years ago by LazaDerm Skincare Centre - Sioux Falls (View Profile)

You are on the right track. With the weight loss the only options you have are to put volume back in. The only concern I have for you is if you lost weight due to a motor vehicle accident it may not be permanent weight loss. If the weight loss will not be permanent then you will want to avoid fat transfer. If you do fat transfer and then you gain weight you may look puffy. I would recommend fillers as you best choice at this time.


5 years ago by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

It depends on what your individual needs are at this time. If it is just the nasolabial lines you could do Juvederm injections that last about 1 year. If your cheeks are hollow you could benefit from Sculptra injections that last several years. You can also use the Sculptra in the nasolabial lines. This is where a consult is needed to individualize your treatment plan.

5 years ago by Esta Kronberg, M.D. (View Profile)

It depends on what your individual needs are at this time. If it is just the nasolabial lines you could do Juvederm injections that last about 1 year. If your cheeks are hollow you could benefit from Sculptra injections that last several years. You can also use the Sculptra in the nasolabial lines. This is where a consult is needed to individualize your treatment plan.


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