Deep Volume Loss in the Perioral Area
2 December 2019 onur
The perioral area is one of the areas that undergo the most noticeable changes in the aging process. One of the mechanisms effective in the aging of this area is the loss of volume in deep compartments. In the aging process, both the lower jaw (mandible) and upper jaw (maxilla) loses volume. As the jawbone shrinks, the oral area retracts. In particular, tooth losses can lead to a significant reduction in bone volume.
Simultaneously with the dissolution of the bone surface, the muscles in the upper and lower lips and the deep fat tissue layers get thinner. As a result, lips become elongated and straight.
It is impossible to achieve a significant rejuvenating effect in this area without correcting the perioral deep volume loss. In brief, only a face lift will not suffice.
The following additional treatments must be considered in the treatment of perioral deep volume loss:
- Fat tissue transfer to deep compartments
- Jaw implants
- Paranasal implants (adjacent to the nasal cavities)
- Dental restoration
It is also quite difficult to treat deep nasolabial folds effectively and permanently in cases where deep volume loss cannot be eliminated.
Deep volume loss in the perioral area does not occur at once. It gradually becomes noticeable over the years. Therefore, in aging individuals, we slow down perioral deterioration by transferring fat tissue into deep compartments at intervals of 2-3 years. This is a minor surgical procedure which is often performed under local anesthesia in the clinic and lasts 20 minutes. It is possible to assert that the whole process is only as difficult as a “tooth filling”. Since fat tissue transfers that concern deep compartments lead to less swelling and less bruises, it is usually possible to return to work and social life within 2 to 3 days after the procedure.
Please feel free to contact us for detailed information on perioral deep volume loss.
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