Top on the agenda at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) was the overuse of cosmetic fillers causing stars like Madonna, 53, once known for her raunchy dance routines and high-fashion outfits, to be nicknamed ‘pillow-face’ along with other celebs such as Kylie and Lulu. Medics from all over the world met to discuss the problem and the latest cosmetic surgery techniques being used to avoid it.
One popular new technique, lipo-modelling, is a new approach that restructures the face from within, tackling deeper tissues. Fat is taken from another part of the body, such as around the hips or belly, and the fat is then separated – refining the liquid or oil from ruptured fat cells. Tiny particles are deposited in tunnels within the tissue, using a 1mm diameter cannula, creating layers of new tissue. These have to be accepted as a graft within the face itself, and circulation is established from around the tissue to become a viable part of the facial structure.
The deposits do not diffuse or relocate so there is much less need for repeat procedures, with the results looking and feeling totally natural.