In this type of face lift selected areas of the face are increased in volume with fat particles harvested from the own individual. This is not a new concept having been successfully used in France in the 80’s. Since then the technique has improved and continues to do so. Improvements have also been made in the instruments we use, the knowledge of the body areas that provide the best particles of fat, the technical adjustments for minimizing trauma in the donor and recipient tissues, etc.
The Volumetric Facelift consists in the balanced combination of techniques with two main effects: The increase in volume with the lift of specific areas that have descended in the face. The addition of volume is given to areas of lost facial volume. Fine cannulas are used to graft or infiltrate fat from the same individual in those other volume-deficient areas. This technique has the advantage of returning to the face lost shapes and volumes using the patient’s own tissue. The surgery is adjusted for minimal interference with the fat grafts in the grafted or augmented area.