Dr. Neavin performs plastic surgery procedures in Beverly Hills on the face, nose & neck.
For details about each procedure follow the links below.
Facial Rejuvenation comes in many flavors. The aging face has wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss. Fine wrinkles are often addressed with lasers, skin care, and Botox®. Deeper wrinkles may require surgery. Significant facial volume loss which begins in the 20s can be managed by injectables or facial fat grafting. Fat grafting is where unwanted fat from the flank is sucked out and processed.
It has been discovered that liposuctioned fat is rich with stem cells. Stem Cells are the undifferentiated cells that when placed in contact with the other organs will actually create or repair those organs. We have known for years that fat (which contains stem cells) injected into the face has corrected problems with skin pigmentation, wrinkles, loss of facial volume secondary to decrease in bony size, and other aging effects.
So in essence, fat grafting helps accomplish many of the things that lasers and Botox® does. The results are synergistic when combined. The skin after fat grafting is often greatly improved as the stem cells do its magic. Pore sizes diminish, and the skin takes on a new, fresher shine.
I often suggest fat grafting as a first line treatment to the aging face. When done right, the results are subtle but significant. It’s quick, relatively painless, and it can be combined with liposuction to reduce unwanted deposits. Fat grafting is the future of facial rejuvenation. And there are no visible incisions. Face lifts are required when the tissue is sagging. There are many different kinds of facelifts, but in general, an incision is made that is carried behind the tragus of the ear and the underlying tissues are tightened and the skin is redraped. Fat is also injected into areas that are deflated. The results are natural because we are not just pulling the skin back. We tighten structures BELOW the skin, and redrape the skin without a tugged look. The addition of fat helps restore the volume that has been lost and the results are natural and long lasting.
The aging neck is often also addressed with the aging face either This by liposuction or a neck-lift. A neck lift tightens the underlying neck muscles, the platysma, to restore that tight neck line you once had. A nice neck is crucial for a young, fresh face.
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