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Success S alud
A s we age, the appearance of our face becomes more
relaxed as we lose collagen and elastic tissue. Even
more evident in many people is the loss of facial fat
that also occurs, leading to hollow cheeks, temples,
lower lids and an increased number of wrinkles. If you think of
your face as a balloon, when we are young, the balloon is fully
inflated. With time, the balloon begins to deflate, becoming soft
and wrinkled. A variety of fillers have become popular over the
last few years to try to plump up the skin and replace the lost
volume. An even better way to accomplish this is to put your
own fat into your face. A manual liposuction is performed in
the abdomen, hips or thigh, using a very gentle technique so as
not to damage the fat cells. These extracted fat cells are then
processed and injected into the face with a micro-canula. Excess
fat is saved in the freezer, so that additional fat can be added to
the face later as needed. The advantages to using your own fat are
that it gives a very natural fill, and you aren’t putting any foreign
materials into your face. It can be done with local anesthesia and
minimal discomfort. In most people, the fat should last for years.
Dr. John Martin is a board certified Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who
has been in practice in Coral Gables for 17 years. He is a graduate of Williams College
and Harvard Medical School. Currently, Dr. Martin performs facial and ophthalmic plastic
surgery at his office in Coral Gables. In addition to surgical procedures, he performs many
minimally invasive procedures with little or no downtime. To start your journey toward
perfection, visit JohnMartinMD.com or call Dr. Martin at 305.444.5950.
Cru n ch Tim e
If you’re sitting all day, make sure to do
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If you have the luxury of a private office
at work, get up at least once every 60
minutes and perform some stretching
exercises to improve your overall fitness
N ot Ch ip s
Instead of running to the vending machine
for a pack of Doritos when the munchies
strike, reach for a bag of peanuts.