According to a new Monash University study published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, Australian women have an international reputation for having the fastest facial ageing when compared to women living in Canada, the UK and the USA. Facial ageing can be attributed to a myriad of factors including the effects of gravity over time, skeletal structural changes, soft-tissue atrophy and general skin ageing. One of the key effects of ageing is that the face suffers from a loss volume. This can start to occur even in the late twenties. As well as ageing, sudden signs of facial volume loss can also be trigged by stressful life events such as redundancy, divorce, bereavement and illness. Significant weight loss or weight gain can affect the ligaments that support the soft tissue of the face, which can cause the face to drop resulting in sunken cheeks, heavy jowls, premature lines and wrinkles.
Common areas of facial volume loss
- Tear troughs (hollow area under the eyes)
- Mid-face volume loss (apples of cheeks)
- Naso-labial folds (the lines between the nose and sides of the upper lip)
- Jowls (sagging of the jawline area)
- Lips and perioral lines (smoker’s lines)
By strategically replacing facial volume with fat grafting, it is possible to regain youthfulness and a more healthy appearance. Mr Allan Kalus is a specialist in performing Fat Transfer procedures for the face, lips, breasts and buttocks. His impeccable aesthetic judgement ensures that patients receive a natural and satisfying result.