Perpetually youthful celeb Heather Locklear was recently spotted with a newly puffy face. Did she have filler or fat injections to plump things up a bit? We think so!
Keep reading to find out why…
The 5 Best Spots To Fill with Fillers or Fat Injections
1. Tear Trough
The tear trough is the deep line that starts between the corner of your eye and your nose and travels down under your lower eyelid right above your cheek. This line is one of the first signs of aging, and also one of the most difficult things to fix. A little Juvederm or a very small amount of fat can be injected into the area to soften the line and make it less noticeable.
Cheekbone enhancement with fillers or fat is a great way to take a few years off. As we age, the tissue over our cheekbones starts to drop. As it falls south, our cheekbones become less prominent and our faces take on more of a square shape instead of the heart-shape that we all had when we were in our 20′s. Fillers like Sculptra, Evolence, and Juvederm are all popular choices to plump the cheeks, as are fat injections. There’s no doubt that Heather has had her cheeks enhanced, and the puffiness you see in her “After” picture is likely due to swelling is very common after the procedure. Once the swelling goes away, she’ll look much more like herself, except that she’ll probably look about 5 years younger.
3. Cheek Hollows
In woman (and men) who are in good shape like Heather, the cheeks can hollow out with age. Heather’s hollows are clearly not an issue anymore :) The only natural way that this could have happened is if she gained tons of weight, which she obviously didn’t. The cherub’ish amount of swelling she has in her cheeks in good evidence for fat injections, which is a very common way to fill cheek hollows. When you have fat injections, it’s important to know that less than half of the injected fat survives… the rest dissolves away within a few months. This means that your surgeon needs to overfill the area by about 50% to ensure that you actually notice a difference after some of it dissolves. Before the extra fat goes away, you will look a little plump though, especially during the first few weeks when you’re swollen.
A little Juvederm (or fat) goes a long way towards filling those deep lines that form around your mouth… the parentheses. Juvederm injections are quick, inexpensive, and relatively painless, so it’s a great way to take a few years off without much downtime.
Heather’s cheeks are not the only part of her face that’s fuller lately. Her lips are more plump too. The lips are another place where a little filler can go a long way, but you have to be careful with lip injections. Be conservative… it’s very easy to go overboard and look more like a trout than a temptress! Click here to learn more about getting luscious lips with fillers.
Keep an eye out for new pics of Heather, and watch how the puffiness slowly goes away, and how she will be left with a fuller heart-shaped face that makes look a few years younger. Even though she looks she’s been spending too much time at McDonalds right now, we think she’s going to look fabulous in another month after all the swelling settles down.
What do you think about her newly filled face? Let us know below…
Nicholas Vendemia, M.D. Plastic Surgeon, New York City MAS / Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery www.ManhattanAestheticSurgery.com
Photo Credit: UsWeekly
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