- Fat Augmentation
This is a representative case of a very fit and lean patient who requested improvement in her appearance. She has very attractive features but these were not seen as she had lost a great deal of her full and youthful contours through age, genetics and being very physically fit. During her consultation, we discussed how fat augmentation is the best treatment option for rejuvenating around the eye (peri-orbital) area. Fillers such as Restylane, Juvéderm, and Belotero are effective but are not as natural and long lasting as fat augmentation, but may be a good option for those with limited downtime or no fat stores.
Fat augmentation (transfer) is an excellent procedure for re-establishing youthful, healthy contours. It is a procedure that can be done as an isolated procedure or combined with other procedures such as laser resurfacing, chemical peels, eyelid rejuvenation, brow lifts, and is commonly used with face and neck lifts.
The photos demonstrate the effectiveness of fat augmentation. She simply looks refreshed and notice how the fullness, especially below her eyebrows, brings out the stunning color of her eyes. The fat has essentially acted like a beautiful frame around her eyes. The photos marked "view 1 of 2" compare the before and after result at 6 motnhs. The photos marked "view 2 of 2" compare the before and after results at 5 years! Yes, fat does last and is very natural and smooth when placed using the micro-droplet technique that Dr. Miller uses. More information on fat augmentation can be read here.
The downtime is variable but most patients are out-and-about in one week but feel more comfortable with their appearance at two weeks. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia with only mild sedation.
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