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Success S alud Face First 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 or call Dr. Martin at 305.444.5950. Cru n ch Tim e If you’re sitting all day, make sure to do glute crunches to keep your rear end in tip-top shape all year round. Cu bicl e Be d Putting in long hours at the office and can’t seem to get enough shut-eye at home? Visit for the solution. O f f ice Gym Dude Double Is just one “shot” of therapy enough? MySpa at The InterContinental Miami takes care of guys from head to toe with two therapists working simultaneously during their “Make It A Double” treatment. You’ll enjoy a skin- maintenance session while receiving the spa’s signature “Sole Salvation” foot treatment. For more information or to schedule your one-hour session for $275, call 305.372.4444. Chardonnay Escape The Biltmore Spa recently launched a 50-minute Chardonnay oil massage complemented by Zen-inspired rock pools, water-walls, natural woods and soothing earth tones that evoke a sense of a bonafide otherworldly retreat, especially after life’s stresses have frustrated you to the core. A striking bamboo footbridge leads the way to the spa’s 12 luxurious treatment rooms, which include wet rooms with hydrotherapy tubs and Vichy showers as well as specialty suites for couples. For more or to schedule your treatment, visit or call 305.913.3187. 20 brickell magazine 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 and circulation. 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.