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

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 (4)


Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D.

Much depends on your age and the extent to which you have lost volume. Fillers and fat are certainly effective choices. In some instances a mini-facelift may be an option to shift the volume from the lower face to the mid face to improve the balance and the shape of the face. In any event, you should explore all three options.

Published on May 16, 2018

Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D. (View Profile)

Much depends on your age and the extent to which you have lost volume. Fillers and fat are certainly effective choices. In some instances a mini-facelift may be an option to shift the volume from the lower face to the mid face to improve the balance and the shape of the face. In any event, you should explore all three options.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered 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.

Published on Nov 26, 2009

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered 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.

Published on Nov 23, 2009

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered 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,

Published on Nov 18, 2009

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Answered 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,

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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