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For many years, facial rejuvenation was limited to skin resurfacing with lasers and peels,
and various surgical soft tissue repositioning procedures. However, our options have
expanded with the understanding of muscle relaxation via neurotoxins such as Botox,
and the evolution of our knowledge of how fat atrophy in the face leads to stereotypical
architectural changes with aging. Plastic surgeons can now add volume to refresh the face.
In order to achieve a youthful but natural appearance for my patients, I use a combination
of muscle balancing, skin resurfacing and tightening, as well as volume restoration.
Ultimately, when the battle of gravity versus skin plays out over time,
surgical repositioning is required.
Restoring Facial Volume: Fat Grafting vs. Fillers