Management of Facial Volume
12 March 2015 (online)
We appreciate the opportunity to guest edit this edition of Facial Plastic Surgery on management of facial volume. In recent years, the correlation of volume loss in aging has become well recognized, with multiple studies demonstrating objective bony and soft tissue changes. Although these studies have added a touch of science to the debate, differing opinions abound regarding the true meaning of these findings and how it relates to the management of volume loss in facial rejuvenation. Adding to the debate are the myriad of volume replacement options whether from a syringe, fat grafting, or through surgical repositioning of “ptotic” tissue. We are ecstatic to be able to assemble a world famous group of contributing authors for this edition to take the reader through the art, science, and philosophy of volume loss and restoration, various filler properties and options, a unique multiauthor set of three regional articles describing different filling options and techniques compared “head to head” and finally a surgical viewpoint to volume restoration. We hope the reader will find the articles engaging and educational.