Doctors Choosing to Plump the Face Instead of Lift - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/13/04

Doctors Choosing to Plump the Face Instead of Lift

Doctors have a new theory on why faces look older as we age. They say gravity is not the problem.

The study was presented on Wednesday at an American Society of Plastic Surgeons Conference where researchers suggested that although we get fatter as we age, people lose fat in different parts of the face causing the skin to appear loose, saggy, and wrinkled. That's why aside from face lifts, new procedures focus on replacing lost face fat.

In other words, plumping instead of lifting the face because as they explained the features don't fall, but the volume around the face changes. Researchers added that as we age the skin on the face, especially near the eyes, gets thinner making us appear older. Sun exposure gets the blame for speeding up the process.

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