It can be difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when your face goes from looking young to starting to look old. This is because there are a lot of different factors at play that determine how old you look. Some of these factors include things like dynamic and static wrinkles, a loss of skin elasticity and a loss of facial volume.
Most cosmetic professionals agree that a loss of facial volume has the largest impact on how old you look. This is due in part to the fact that when you lose facial volume, your skin starts to sag. Fat deposits that used to give you a full and youthful appearance begin to disappear. Your skin begins to produce longer jowls, making you look drawn, haggard, worn out and aged.
This is a very slow and insidious process. If you were to look at your face from one day to the next, it may be difficult to identify that the aging process is happening. However, if you look at a series of pictures over the course of a couple of years, you may begin to clearly see the aging effect on your face.
In an attempt to combat the loss of facial volume, many will visit our office inquiring about facial implants. Facial implants are a crucial element in the enhancement of the skeletal aesthetics of your face. They can be used to improve the appearance of your profile, give you a prominent chin and make your cheeks look full.
Since people’s faces vary drastically, facial implants also vary. They come in different shapes and styles, and they can be fabricated from a wide range of materials.
Facial implants are often used in conjunction with patients who have a weak chin. In these instances, a soft, flexible chin implant can be used. The goal is to minimally enhance the appearance of the patient while leaving them with a look that is as natural as possible. Many patients are surprised at how dramatically they can enhance their facial appearance with only minor adjustments.
At the end of the day, facial implants are designed to restore balance. They are designed to make a patient look like the best version of themselves possible without giving them an artificial appearance.
In the hands of a trained professional like Dr. Carlos Ayala, facial implants can enhance a person’s beauty, giving them the confidence that they need to make the most out of their life. Visit Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in McAllen to learn more about how facial implants can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.