Why is my face looking saggy?
As you reach your 40s, the fat and bone in your face changes in a pre-programmed way.
In 2007, we discovered that fat in the face is divided into different compartments, and each compartment shrinks or grows with age. The fat in your cheeks, lips and around your eyes decreases, whilst the fat in the pockets under your chin and in your jowls grows.
Your skull also changes. Your eye sockets grow larger and your cheekbones and jawbone shrink. Like a tent with a shrinking tent pole, the skin on top becomes loose and saggy.
The end result is droopy cheeks, tired shadows under your eyes, saggy jowls, and a downturned mouth.
You might notice this even more if you lose weight, which reduces the fat in your face.
Happily, I can use advanced techniques with dermal filler to restore these changes in a simple 60-minute appointment.
This lovely 45-year-old woman has excellent bone structure, but has lost fat from her cheeks, temples and around her eyes with aging, making her look tired and “droopy”. I have used dermal filler to replace the lost fat, placing Juvederm in her cheeks, temple, jawline, chin, lips and around her eyes. This has lifted her cheeks and tightened her jawline, restoring more youthful curves to her face.