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Facial volume loss from a youthful face, to an ageing face

Facial volume loss from a youthful face to an aging face


Growing older is inevitable and aging is a reality for us all. As we age, there are a number of challenges with aging face and body and our skin undergoes changes that affect texture, volumisation and appearance. One of the most common causes of aging is the loss of volumisation in facial tissue.

Replacing and restoring lost volume using your own fat has become one of the most impressive discoveries in the war against aging and the effects can make a drastic change to both the face and bodies appearance. The aging face shows signs of lost volume with hollowing and sunken features. Volumisation often affects the upper features of the face and shifts downwards which is then gained in the lower face. When volume is replaced in the upper sections of the face the effects leave the skin looking fuller, more defined, fresher and healthier.


Dermal Fillers, also known as Tissue Fillers, are an injectable soft tissue filler that is injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Fillers are made using advanced technology and have an established safety profile, giving you natural and long-lasting results which smooth away wrinkles, restore lip volume and enhance any area of the face. Dermal Fillers radically change shape with their incredible ability to lift and volumize wrinkles, fill lost volume in sunken cheeks, fuller lips, and nasolabial folds.

(For more on Dermal Fillers, CLICK HERE)


Facial implants still exist and are still used by Plastic Surgeons today. Facial implants are used to add volume to the hollowed cheeks and redefine the chin, jawline and cheekbones areas. This treatment option is non-migrating and permanent but often lack the softness that other procedures offer which may cause an unnatural looking appearance.


Fat Transfer, also known as Fat Grafting is an aesthetic procedure whereby fat is relocated from one part of the body to another or to the face. After the fat is removed it is prepared and then placed in the new location. There are many benefits to using fat over Fillers, the main and most significant benefit is that the material used comes from your own body so there is no chance of your body rejecting it or you having an allergic reaction.

(For more on these topics, Click on MICRO-FAT TRANSFERS or NANO-FAT TRANSFERS)

Fat transfer has created a huge shift in the methods now available for changing the shape of the face for volumisation. Coupled with the added benefit of having fat removed from another part of your body where you have unwanted fat. Fat Transfer is recommended over Dermal Fillers especially for patients who do not want to continuously have fillers done and is more cost effective in the long run. It is also believed that stem cells and contributing healing factors that are harvested from your fat during the process can also improve the quality of the skin.

The Melrose Aesthetic Centre offers a number of solutions and combined treatment options to assist in restoring facial volume and restore your skin’s youthful appearance.

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