- The soft tissues of the face (skin, fat and connective tissue) fall with gravity over time
- The facial fat atrophies over time leaving a hollowed appearance in very distinct areas
- The skin ages with exposure to sun, tobacco use and the oxidation reactions that go on throughout our lifetime
My goal as a physician dedicated to facial aging is to help my patients through the process from A to Z. I have spent a great deal of time and effort to study and to understand these three processes at a basic science level while also spending time with masters in each of these fields. Each face has a completely unique set of needs and challenges. I want to understand your wishes, to discuss what we can achieve, and to design procedures that will meet your needs and wants. One of my great mentors used to explain that aging is not always a problem that requires a surgical solution. Not all patients benefit from surgery. For this reason, I have dedicated time not only to understanding plastic surgery of the face, but also fat transfer and non-surgical solutions as well. In the right patients, neurotoxins (Botox) and fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, etc) offer a great deal of benefit. Likewise, skin care is paramount and the cornerstone to maintenance of facial vitality. My goal is to guide you through the process of maintaining the aesthetics of your face in perpetuity. In many people, the appropriate solution involves a combination of skin conditioning, surgery, fat transfer, and/or fillers and Botox over time. By being conservative and utilizing multiple tools to affect change, long lasting and natural results can be achieved.