Lipoatrophy- What Does it Mean?

So lets break down our earlier blog and discuss more specifically the changes I talked about.  Lipoatrophy represents, in my opinion, one of the changes that aging brings.  It is a term that we use to describe loss of fat or volume in the face.  When a patient says to me that they “looked so much younger” in old photographs, what they are looking at is volume.  Their face simply has more volume as compared to present.

The simple answer to this problem is to restore lost volume.  We can do this in many ways and with various techniques available to us. The first “filler” was fat and it still is today.  Sometimes we do fat grafting independently or we can combine it at the time of a facelift. Other fillers that are available on the market like Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, and Sculptra also play a significant role in facial volume restoration.  In the last 10 to 12 years, the advent of these fillers has made these procedures very popular.  My goal when I meet a patient for facial aging is to find the right treatment option.  The art, of what I offer, lies in the proper assessment and treatment. The ultimate goal is to achieve the most natural appearance for the patient.

By Bhupesh Vasisht