Facial plast Surg 2015; 31(01): 035-042
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1544245
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Integrating Injectable Fillers and Fat in Facial Rejuvenation

Samuel M. Lam
Willow Bend Wellness Center, Plano, Texas
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12 March 2015 (online)


This article focuses on the discussion of the risks, benefits, and limitations of the three principal methods for facial volumization: fat grafting, injectable fillers, and alloplastic implants. By understanding these issues, a surgeon can better discuss what would be ideal for a particular patient. Fat grafting offers, the most cost-effective solution to a patient with sufficient volume loss. Injectable fillers provide an easy, predictable, and accurate nonsurgical alternative that is scalable in cost. Alloplastic implants are more ideally used in individuals with skeletal rather than soft-tissue deficiencies or in younger patients where the soft-tissue envelope is sufficient to mask the implant.