This athlete in her mid-30s always hears the questions: “Why do you look so tired?”, “Why do you look so haggard?”, “Are you sick?”. She does not know why she always gets that kind of questions until she comes to Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie (www.elixirdevie.sg) who advises her that a sunken mid-face as an athlete burns off all her facial fat, often makes her appear tired, haggard and even sad! The key to looking youthful is the presence of mid-facial fat! This volume restoration can be done with one’s own fat, by taking out fat from the most stubborn pockets of fat in one’s body, and transfer it into the face! What about using dermal filler? It is possible, but this is going to be a very expensive exercise, because 1 syringe (1 cc) of dermal filler costs at least SGD 500. For mid-face rejuvenation, Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie (www.elixirdevie.sg) often injects approximately 20 cc of fat into the cheeks alone! One can do the math, how much it costs to use dermal fillers for volume restoration in the face! In order to cut cost, many doctors use fewer syringes, resulting in sub-optimal result. One must also remember that while dermal filler has limited lifespan, usually around 9 months, fat cells have indefinite life span! Dermal fillers are life-less substance, but along with fat, stem cells, fat-soluble vitamins, and estrogen which are stored in fat cells, are injected into the face. All these substances make the skin appear more radiant and youthful as they feed the skin cells!
Perhaps because of this reason, even our videos which feature the procedure of fat injection into the face for facial rejuvenation, have been removed by YouTube, as they deem the contents are inappropriate, just like what happens with this case study. This case study was first published on our YouTube channel in October 2016 and has since been deleted by YouTube. One is too naive if one believes that there is no censorship in America! As a matter of fact, censorship happens every day, all over America, because big and wealthy corporations control all media and decide what information the consumers may and may not receive. As a matter of fact, many of these big corporations and conglomerates also own media outlets! Obviously, the technique of using one’s own fat to be injected into one’s own body, which is a much cheaper, safer and more effective solution, compared to placing foreign material into one’s own body, is not the kind of information manufacturers of these foreign substances want consumers to learn. Therefore, our YouTube channel was temporarily suspended in early December 2016. When it was reinstated after our appeal, we found that most of our videos, including cases showing fat injection into the face like this, are gone! Therefore, we have decided to abandon our YouTube channel and start afresh with this blog, where we publish screen grabs from the videos we take.
Video 1: A tired-looking athlete with sunken mid-face.
This video has been published on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEbB4iGvWJY
Video 2: Result of autologous facial rejuvenation and chin augmentation.
This video has been published on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy40I_Jp2_Q
Video 3: Result of autologous fat grafting facial rejuvenation and chin augmentation, 3 months later.
For more Liposuction Case Studies, please visit our website: http://elixirdevie.sg/liposuctioncasestudies.html
More liposuction before and after surgery photos can be see here: http://elixirdevie.sg/liposuction%20before%20and%20after.html
Combination of liposuction and autologous fat grafting to breasts or/and buttocks can be seen here: http://elixirdevie.sg/autologousfattransferforbreastaugmentation.html
A list of our patients’ blogs: http://www.elixirdevie.sg/blog.html