This segment educates on how our age shows on our skin and how fat can be used as the fountain of youth.
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Dr. Dean Edell: Mary Jane Mason is looking for a change. Dr. Donofrio: Most patients realistically want to look about 10 years younger. Dr. Dean Edell: After tiring of Botox, she wanted a longer-lasting answer to aging. Mary Jane Mason: It makes me look younger and I feel better about myself. Dr. Dean Edell: Instead of a face lift, dermatologist Lisa Donofrio will use Mary Jane's own fat to turn back time. Dr. Lisa Donofrio: So we are going to recycle you. Dr. Dean Edell: It's a technique called fat rebalancing. Dr. Lisa Donofrio: The major change in the aging face is loss of volume due to loss of fat. But I believe there are also areas that have excess fat, so the face becomes relatively unbalanced. Dr. Dean Edell: Dr. Donofrio calls these facial imbalances, hills and valleys. During each surgery, about a tablespoon of fat is sued to turn the face's highs and lows into a gently rolling plain. Dr. Lisa Donofrio: That's a big appeal to a lot of people, to look natural, to look like they used to look and not to look like they're lifted. Dr. Dean Edell: She says 8 to 12 session along with maintenance visits can take as much as 10 years off a face without major surgery. Lisa Donofrio: and that resets your aging clock so to speak and then you should always look about 10 years younger than your chronologic age. Dr. Dean Edell: For Mary Jane it means turning back time more gracefully. I am Dr. Dean Edel.