Fat. Everyone has it, and, in today’s society, almost one in two people want to lose it.1,2 In the UK, nearly half of adults who made a new year’s resolution in 2017 (48%) said they wanted to lose weight,1 while according to a US report released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half of adults (49.1%) made an effort to lose weight within the calendar
years between 2013-2016.2
It’s safe to say that the word ‘fat’ generally has negative connotations and is not regarded as a desirable aesthetic.3 However, what many patients who present to clinic may not understand, is that fat is not all bad. In fact, fat plays a vital role in the youthful appearance of the face, especially the mid-face, where it’s degradation and movement can significantly alter an individual’s façade.4
In this article, Aesthetics talks to aesthetic surgeon Miss Jonquille Chantrey, aesthetic practitioner and cosmetic surgeon Mr Benji Dhillon, aesthetic practitioner and dentist Dr Heather Muir, aesthetic practitioner Dr Simon Ravichandran, and consultant plastic surgeon Mr Tunc Tiryaki about their treatment approaches to fat loss in the mid-face.