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I completely comprehend your approach to recapturing a youthful appearance and the artistry involved. What I don't understand is how so many plastic surgeons out there continue to distort people's faces, and apparently think it is an improvement. It truly does require the use of both sides of the brain. As an interior designer, I also have to approach each project in this manner.
My question to you is in regards to the forehead. I don't recall seeing reference to it in any of your videos. I have noticed that I have lost volume above my brow bone, as well as the other typical areas of the face. Is this area conducive to receiving fat grafting?
you are preaching to the choir. i agree most often when i see my colleague's work even at major meetings they don't inspire any "wow". cutting and cutting away can really make someone look bad. as you are an interior designer, i fancy myself an "exterior designer."
great question regarding the forehead. i had someone email me this question a couple of weeks ago, that may have been you. the forehead is a real no-no. the forehead is a very tricky area to get a smooth result without getting lumps. that first of all is a real problem.
that being said, i saw from one of colleague's some beautiful forehead work, and i was going to go train with her to see how she did it. i then saw her last year at a meeting i lecture at in st.louis (which I just got back from last weekend) and she told me last year that she had stopped doing foreheads. why? not because of short-term problems but long-term problems where the weight of the forehead after fat grafting starts to slip down over a period of 2 to 5 years so that over time you look like a Neanderthal. so even if you are lucky and get a smooth result on the short term, you may end up looking pretty bad after 3 to 5 years following the procedure.
I do perform temple fills however as this area is safe IN EXPERIENCED HANDS. I fill some temple when needed but I don't overfill as it is an area that can look overcorrected.
hope that answers your question. again, great question.