Q & ACategory: liposuctionFillers, Fat Transfer and Facelift – How to choose
Dee Staff asked 5 years ago
1 Answers
Dee Staff answered 5 years ago

Without an exam or even photos it is impossible to give a accurate answer. That being said among the fillers available I personally prefer fat transfer. (See Miami Fat Tranfer) However, the key to success is going to a plastic surgeon with extensive experience as the results are technique and experienced bases.
However please note that you age by three factors – sagging (through gravity and time), loss of volume (counteracted by fillers), and skin texture (determined by environmental and genetic factors). Your fillers should enhance your effect of the lifting if placed appropriately by addressing one of the causes of aging..Most often one of these factors are more out of balance than another and therefore your procedures should customize for what is most needed. Often fillers alone can “stall” the inevitable as they only correct one aspect of aging.
Facelift and Skin resurfacing procedures (laser, Ulthera or Thermage ) and fillers are synergistic so as long as you wait until the Sculptra injection site is soft you should do fine. Not a problem and there is no problem with the timing for a facelift. Sculptra, Radiesse, Jeuvederm, Restylane, your own fat (fat transfer) and other fillers address volume issues, resurfacing procedures corrects surface flaws associated with aging and face lifting addresses the sagging loose skin. Resurfacing procedures address skin texture, color variation (e.g. sun spots)- so all three are synergistic and complementary. It is very common in my practice to do all three approaches to rejuvenation at the same time