The aging process is one of volume loss.
The journey through life takes us from a grape to a raisen.
The volume loss is evident not only in facial fat and muscle, but the facial bones shrink, skin becomes thinner with less elasticity, and supporting ligaments weaken.
Repetitive facial expressions are also responsible for wrinkle development.
Extrinsic changes to our faces are from things like sun exposure and smoking. Together these are responsible for the unwanted changes we see with time.
Our faces change from a "V" to an "H".
The suspending ligaments that support our tissues weaken as we age, Facial fat that once filled our cheeks descends and becomes our jowls.
To demonstrate this, look into a mirror and smile. This pushes the facial fat upwards to their original position. Holding the cheeks up and then letting them go, can demonstrate these facial changes.
Creating harmony and balance is the key to creating natural beautfuli cosmetic results. Creating a text book perfect features is not our goal. Creating features that blend with the surrounding structures that create balance is our approach to cosmetic surgery. It is amazing when a minor change of a nose can make the chin, cheeks, and eyes look different. Doctors often lose site of the dynamic interlaced networking of the face, that each component does not work independantly. We have not. Dr. Blyer's unique background in facial surgery contributes to this thinking.