Ocean Clinic Dr. Kai Kaye & Dr. Gabriela Casabona Explain How To Achieve Optimal Anti-aging is a Three-Dimensional Process

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To achieve optimal results from fat grafting for facial rejuvenation, 3-dimensional ageing must be considered. Dr. Kai Kaye and Dr. Gabriela Casabona discuss

When the face begins to lose both bony and soft tissue this leaves the skin with less ‘bulk’ and leads towards a more concave facial contour with reduced projection and sagging skin. The folds either side of the nose (nasolabial folds) deepen, grooves form in the mid-cheek area and the face begins to take on an older, more tired appearance.

Facial rejuvenation by way of fat grafting is widely used, either alone or in combination with other techniques. Many techniques have developed for optimisation of fat grafting facial rejuvenation working on the multiple layers of fat compartments; both superficial and deep fat. The way in which individual face is contoured depends on these fat compartments which alter over the course of the ageing process. Everyone ages differently, though there are patterns, but analysis of the unique facial changes should be carried out to prevent a generic outcome from the rejuvenation procedure.

Table of contents

This article outlines Dr. Kai Kaye & Dr. Gabriela Casabona’s algorithmic, area-based approach which considers the type of fat, layers needing restoration, and overall desired effect or patient expectations.


Figure 1 (A) Temples Before, (B) after. Injected with microfat, intramuscular and prefascial, 12 cc per side

The approach encompasses six main areas of treatment:

Figure 1 (A) Temples Before, (B) after. Injected with microfat, intramuscular and prefascial, 12 cc per side

Area 1: Temples

Deflation of the temples (one of the first areas to age), due to a loss of volume in the fat compartments, leads the brow and the lateral region of the face to lower as well as develop a hollow appearance to the temples themselves.

Our goal is to restore volume, re-contour the affected area, restore projection, and support the outer brow and cheek.

To achieve rejuvenation of the skin, we apply the following;


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                                        with Dr Gabriela Casabona or

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Area 2: Midface/malar (cheek – side of the head)

Deflation of the midface/malar areas occurs quite early in the ageing process. Volume loss, in combination with the progressive loss of bony support by the inferior orbital rim, leads quickly to a lack of support of the lower eyelid.

Often even young patients complain about having a ‘tired’ look. Revolumizing the periocular fat pad and restoring support for the lower eyelid is one of the main goals, as well as recontouring of the zygomatic bone to augment projection and achieve lifting to the lateral face.


Area 3: Mandible/gonial angle

The mandibles not only define the framework of a masculine look in men but also provide strut-like tension support for the overlying facial skin in both sexes. An under-projecting mandible reduces this support and leads to the early formation of jowls. This loss of projection can begin in either sex as early as age 25, therefore it is considered as a preventative anti-aging procedure from this time.


Figure 2 (A) Perioral before, and (B) after. SNIF intradermal nanofat injection perioral 5 cc total, microfat upper/lower lips 2 ml each, 2 cc marionette fold, 3 cc nasolabial groove per side

Figure 2 (A) Perioral before, and (B) after. SNIF intradermal nanofat injection perioral 5 cc total, microfat upper/lower lips 2 ml each, 2 cc marionette fold, 3 cc nasolabial groove per side


Area 4: Brow/Periorbital

The brow and periorbital area form an aesthetic unit that should be addressed simultaneously, as their visual connection defines the frame of any beautiful eye.

The progressive brow descent caused by forehead skin laxity, combined with deflation of the ROOF during the ageing process, leads to a heavy upper eyelid and patients often complain about looking ‘sad’. Atrophy of the superficial portion of the area underlying the lid crease leads to an augmentation of visible upper eyelid height (doll eye effect). Age-related atrophy of the periocular fat pad augments the visible lower lid length and deepens the lid-cheek junction, and subsequent exposure of the underlying structures like fat compartments and canthal ligaments results in the skeletonization of the infraorbital area.

Revoluminisation of lateral eyebrow fullness and reprojection of the eyebrow shape are key goals when treating this area; as well as the reduction of upper-lid height, correction of lower lid skeletonization, and treatment of dark circles.


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Area 5: Perioral/lips

In much the same way as the periorbital area should not be addressed separately from the brow; the perioral area forms an equally strong aesthetic unit with the lips. Structures like the philtrum, the white roll and the vermillion support the lip and define its youthful shape.

Figure 3 (A) Panfacial before, and (B) after. Microfat chin 7 cc total, mandibular 8 cc, gonial angle 6 cc, upper/lower lips 2 cc each, philtrum/supraoral 6 cc, malar 6 cc ,infraorbital 2 cc, lat brow 2 cc, temples 6 cc per side

Figure 3 (A) Panfacial before, and (B) after. Microfat chin 7 cc total, mandibular 8 cc, gonial angle 6 cc, upper/lower lips 2 cc each, philtrum/supraoral 6 cc, malar 6 cc ,infraorbital 2 cc, lat brow 2 cc, temples 6 cc per side

From the mid-twenties onwards the maxillary bone begins to lose projection. With further advance of the ageing process, the deep sub-muscular fat compartments also lose volume resulting in a loss of support for the anatomic structures mentioned above.

The lip becomes straighter, losing the cupid bow shape and inverted. In cases with severe deflation and loss of volume in the subcutaneous layer, the patient often complains about the ‘bar code’ lines on the upper lip. The restoration of support and recreation of a youthful shape is the principal goal in this area, as well as conservative volume restoration and correction of dermal wrinkles.


Area 6: Piriformis fossa/nasolabial/deep cheeks

The nasolabial fold (the creases running from either side of the nose to the lips) was one of the first regions for volume restoration with injectable fillers.


Figure 4 (A) Panfacial transgender before, and (B) after. Microfat forehead 7 cc, chin 4 cc total, mandibular 10 cc, upper/lower lips 2 cc each, philtrum/supraoral 4 cc, malar 8 cc ,infraorbital 3 cc, lat brow 4 cc, temples 8 cc per side

Figure 4 (A) Panfacial transgender before, and (B) after. Microfat forehead 7 cc, chin 4 cc total, mandibular 10 cc, upper/lower lips 2 cc each, philtrum/supraoral 4 cc, malar 8 cc ,infraorbital 3 cc, lat brow 4 cc, temples 8 cc per side

At the time, the anatomy of the deep and superficial fat compartments of the face was not yet fully explored, and so treatments with injectables concentrated on linear filling along this fold. The formation of this fold and its subsequent deepening during the ageing process is the result of a loss of soft tissue volume and bone projection not only along the line itself, but in all adjacent areas. It should, therefore, all be treated as a unit.

The widening of the piriform fossa (part of the pharynx area) due to bone resorption of the maxillae (bone either side of, above and below the nose) leads to an inwards rotation and depression of the soft tissues on both sides of the nose, as well as a loss of support of the upper lip and nasal base. Subsequently, the support to the lateral deep cheek compartments is diminished, leading to the deflation of the deep cheek fat compartments and a downwards/inwards sagging cheek, thus further enhancing the development of the fold.

Patients often complain of a ‘sad’ or ‘aged’ look, and the goal in this area is the restoration of a smooth transition between the cheek and the perioral area.



Figure 5 (A) Cheek/malar before, and (B) after. Microfat forehead 10 cc, mandibular 5cc, chin 4 cc, upper/lower lips 2 cc each, philtrum/supraoral 4 cc, malar 6 cc, infraorbital 3 cc, lateral brow 2 cc, temples 8 cc per side

Figure 5 (A) Cheek/malar before, and (B) after. Microfat forehead 10 cc, mandibular 5cc, chin 4 cc, upper/lower lips 2 cc each, philtrum/supraoral 4 cc, malar 6 cc, infraorbital 3 cc, lateral brow 2 cc, temples 8 cc per side

Application / Safety

As the success of any fat grafting procedure depends on a variety of factors, especially on the careful handling and even distribution of the fat aliquots, the surgeon should gather enough experience with single zone, small volume approaches before performing large volume, pan-facial single treatments to avoid the multiplicator effect for complications.

Figure 6 (A) Periorbital before, and (B) after. Microfat, 4 cc infraorbital, 3 cc lateral brow

Figure 6 (A) Periorbital before, and (B) after. Microfat, 4 cc infraorbital, 3 cc lateral brow

To avoid intravascular injections, the injection should be performed with a retrograde movement of the cannula, and the injector should avoid placing a degree of pressure on the plunger. Vascular anatomy should be visualised prior to injections, and injection pathways should be perpendicular to large vessels, not parallel, to minimise the possibility of vascular canulization. In areas with large diameter vessels at the surface, digital compression of the main vessel minimises flow and vessel diameter.

The overall goal of pan-facial rejuvenation using a combination of micro and nanofat in a holistic, anatomy-based approach is to restore a youthfully shaped face, create beauty through enhanced proportions, and recreate the natural glow we find in younger skin, resulting in a genuine three-dimensional regeneration concept.

Figures 1–6 © Dr Kaye, Ocean Clinic, Marbella.

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What is Ocean Clinic

Ocean Clinic Marbella is the leader in aesthetic & plastic surgery and in Anti-ageing Medicine with units specialized in Cosmetic dentistryOrthopedics and TraumatologyOcean Clinic offers you our combined expertise and experience in unique interdisciplinary treatments.

With over 15 years of experience, our surgeons jointly perform more than 1000 procedures a year.

We conduct evidence-based clinical research and continuously publish our avant-garde procedures in peer-reviewed scientific journals, significantly improving treatments and recovery times for our patients.

We pioneer surgical techniques in plastic and aesthetic surgery and organise international workshops and annual scientific meetings attended by specialists from all over the world.

We travel the world to constantly update our level of knowledge and exchange it with colleagues (international congresses) – and we travel the world to help the less privileged in need of reconstructive surgery.

Who is Dr Kai O Kaye?

The clinic was founded in 2008 by Dr. Kai Kaye, who is a registered Plastic Surgery Consultant in Germany, Spain, and the UK. Dr. Kaye regularly lectures at national and international conventions and teaches at Plastic Surgery Resident courses. Dr. Kaye and his team also carry out charitable work, providing reconstructive surgery and dental work to patients in developing countries.

Where is Ocean Clinic Group
In the heart of Madrid, Marbella, and Zurich, equipped with the latest technology, we cultivate a true understanding of beauty, well-being, and well-ageing. Medical professionals, modern facilities, trust, experience, and security. You will find Ocean Clinic in an atmosphere of excellence and innovation dedicated to your looks, your health, and your feeling great about yourself. Come and meet us!

Ocean Clinic International Team of Experts

The Ocean Clinic Group’s international team of experts have been trained in prestigious institutions with proven track records in practice. Our specialists in plastic and aesthetic surgery, dermatology and anti-ageing medicine work side by side to create unique treatment concepts that are tailored to you.

At Ocean Clinic, we are dedicated to excellence because we look beyond beauty.

Ocean Clinic Moto ”Beyond the art of beauty”.

Who is Dr Gabriela Casabona?

*Dr Gabriela Casabona is the Director of Clinical Research & Medical for Ocean Clinic Marbella Madrid’s Aesthetic and skin cancer departments.

  • *Dr Gabriela Casabona is specialised skin, face and modelling medical doctor with over 20 years of experience in the field. 
  • *Dr Gabriela Casabona is an expert in skin cancer surgery and anti-ageing procedures. She is a scientist, medical doctor, wife and mother of six

And last but not least, now you can book an appointment online via this

                                     

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                                       with one of our plastic surgeons.

 

Remember Ocean Clinic Marbella, Madrid are available for face to face and virtual consultations.


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                                       with one of our plastic surgeons.

Remember Ocean Clinic Marbella, Madrid are available for face to face and virtual consultations.

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