Your Fanny or Your Face: With Filler, Getting a Fit Bod Doesn’t Have To Mean a Sunken Face

Before-and-after fillers after fat loss

After a certain age, a woman has to choose between her fanny and her face. - Catherine DeneuveSallyAnne and Dr. Mabrie say: No.

You no longer have to choose between a plump fanny or a sunken face. You can have the best of both worlds, thanks to BOTOX® Cosmetic and face fillers at my Bay Area practice.

Check out SallyAnne’s picture here. Pretty impressive right? Wait for it … here’s the real knock-your-socks-off moment: SallyAnne is a “woman of a certain age.” Cue the applause!

Before-and-after fillers after fat lossNot too long ago, SallyAnne was feeling like she had to choose between her body and her face. As the saying goes, when she had a few extra pounds on her body, her face had volume. But she wasn’t happy with her body image. When she decided to work on her physique, her face also lost weight and experienced a hollow, gaunt appearance. The overall volume loss to her face aged her appearance. It did not match her new, incredible body.

In a not-too-distant past, Catherine Deneuve was correct. A little extra body weight could help maintain a youthful look to your face. However, if you wanted to maintain your youthful body curves, well, your face may suffer the consequences and could look a bit hollow. Tough choices, and I agree—not fair.

face/fanny signThank goodness we live in the 21st Century, where neuromodulators like BOTOX® and non surgical dermal fillers can correct the unflattering effects of volume loss and dynamic wrinkles with a liquid facelift. I tell my patients, you don’t have to choose your waistline or your frown lines. Your body and your face can both look amazing!

SallyAnne’s transformation is a wonderful example. Here is a woman who was approaching a milestone birthday and challenged herself to transform her body. Training at this level takes plenty of grit, sacrifice, and determination. You can see from her photos, she’s been successful! However, to have a showcase physique you must have a low body fat percentage, so there was a trade-off for SallyAnne. Here she was in top physical form but was growing unhappy about the volume loss on her face. Once again, she took that determination and started looking for a remedy. That’s when I had the pleasure of meeting her and her husband, Brett.

Here she was in top physical form but was growing unhappy about her facial volume loss.

According to Brett, Sally Anne’s confidence took 2 big leaps. The first time was right after her first bodybuilding competition (which she nailed, by the way). The second time was right after rejuvenating her face non surgically. I was so excited to be part of her journey.

We refreshed her face by placing fillers beneath her eyes to correct the volume loss and to the cheekbones to accentuate their prominence. We also added lift to her lips and around the mouth to remove any signs of jowling. To finish things off, we added BOTOX® Cosmetic to her forehead and also performed a blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery) to further realize her personal vision.

You’ll notice that, on her before and after photos, there was significant volume loss in her midface. She also had prominent under-eye bags as a result of loosening skin in the tear trough region and due to the lack of midface support. Notice the restored curvature in the cheekbones from the same angle in the after photo. SallyAnne’s results are soft and revitalized. She looks rested and ready to take on her next challenge.

Botox before-and-after in San Francisco.female bikini afterI’m humbled and blessed to work with women and men every day to help them look and feel their best. Dermal fillers are an amazing tool to correct under-eye bags, sagging cheeks, and loose jowls. Taking it a step further, we can enhance key facial areas (nose, chin, jawline) to perfect the shape of the face bringing-out the rock-star version of yourself. This full-face, non surgical face lift approach at my San Francisco office can really make a difference in your appearance without making you look “done.” This means you can still sit pretty while you look beautiful. Finally!

If you’re like Sally Anne and living with the effects of volume deficit, you don’t have to. Maybe you’re not entirely sure what you need, but you know that you’re not looking as fresh as you feel. Don’t fret and don’t accept the status quo. There are solutions that can make a positive impact on your face and self-confidence.

If you’re taking notes, volume is the correct answers to the question, “What makes faces beautiful?” Volume, along with kindness, compassion, and a genuine smile.

Learn more about Mabrie Facial institute’s Illumination 360° approach to facial rejuvenation in a related blog post. And if you want to see more amazing facial transformations, take a look at our Full Face Rejuvenation before and after pictures.

We’re happy to discuss your own facial rejuvenation concerns during a consultation. Connect with us online or call us at (415) 445-9513.

Dr. David Mabrie

Dr. David Mabrie

Facial Plastic Surgeon & Founder of Mabrie Facial Institute Dr. David Mabrie is a recognized leader, innovator, and educator in the use of dermal fillers for facial sculpting and has dedicated his practice entirely to facial rejuvenation with injectables. Years of experience led Dr. Mabrie to pioneer the Illumination 360° approach, just one of the ways Dr. Mabrie brings life to his practice’s mantra: “your face, perfected.”

12 Responses to Your Fanny or Your Face: With Filler, Getting a Fit Bod Doesn’t Have To Mean a Sunken Face

  • SHE says:

    Last year I was in the quagmire of “my fanny or my face”. I had approached the age where I lose volume and radiance in my face when I get my body in the shape it feels good at. I live in Atlanta where there are many great options. But my search and decision led me to Dr Mabrie because my #1 desire was to regain my NATURAL vibrant look from yesteryears….to look like me…and not to have a “Hollywood face”. I am over the moon delighted with my results. And must share that people close to me are complementing me on how relaxed and refreshed and beautiful I look! Not…on how great the work done to my face is. Dr DM is such an artist channeling some divine flow. And like all great artists. His creation is a mystery. Let’s keep it our little secret 🙂

    • Dr. David Mabrie says:

      @SHE – We are over the moon with your comments! We love that you’re feeling vibrant after treatment. BIG smile! Your feedback is much appreciated. Thank you for flying from the ATL to see us.

  • Wendy Brown says:

    Dr. Mabrie really knows what he’s doing! I love his attention to detail and willingness to work with me to give my chin exactly the look I want!

  • Marco Aurelio says:

    Dr Mabrie understands how the facial folds and muscles all work together. As a result he has a deft hand at placing fillers to make the greatest difference in appearance.

  • Lisa Blean says:

    I am so thankful that I finally made the appt with you! The fact that you have taken fillers and made them into an art is so inspirational & amazing! The thought of going into this coming year before my milestone birthday is now giving me the inspiration of becoming “the best me”. Thank you so much for making me take the first step in the right direction!

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