Facial fillers are a variety of materials which can be injected into the face to help add volume in specific locations. While it may sound odd to add volume to the face, loss of volume is one of the first signs of facial aging. The addition of volume helps restore a more youthful and attractive contour to the face.
Not all injectors have the same degree of skill. Merely filling in lines, will lead to a mediocre result at best. Dr. Shah's focus is on the face. As such, he adds volume throughout the face, so that the face is enhanced in a global and more attractive way. This unique way of injecting was learned from several of the world's top injectors.
Safety is dependent on a skilled injector and utilization of appropriate injectable materials. Specific skin types often have improved results with specific types of facial fillers. Dr. Shah utilizes a conservative approach in facial fillers. He utilizes fillers which have a proven track record of safety and minimal complications. Lip augmentation is another application of facial filler placement in the face.
FACIAL FILLER PHILOSOPHY
Many physicians from a variety of fields inject facial fillers. However, there is an art to successful use of facial fillers. An analogy can be made between hair stylists and application of facial fillers. A successful hair cut brings new life into not just the hair but the entire face itself. With facial fillers, standard applications of facial fillers can lead to flat results which do not create the desired visual impact. With the appropriate application of facial fillers, the entire face appears younger, balanced, and more refreshed.
Dr. Shah has learned from several master injectors of the face including a world famous facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. This approach is known to a handful of surgeons in the world and is heavily guarded. Dr. Shah does not describe any of these techniques on this website or in the scientific community due to the strict confidence in which these techniques have been taught.
FILLER MAP: Here you will find a map of the face illustration where each filler is used. Dr. Shah evaluates each person's facial anatomy as well as the patient's individual concerns to determine which filler and which areas should be treated. Read more.
GUIDE TO FACIAL FILLERS: There are a large number of injectable fillers available for patients to utilize. Not all injectable fillers are the same; even injectables approved by the FDA may not have an excellent safety record. Dr. Shah only utilizes facial fillers which have been studied extensively and minimize any risk to the patient. See more.
LIP AUGMENTATION: Lips are the most sensual feature of the face. Patients seeking lip augmentation can be as young as in their twenties to older patients. Younger patients are often seeking a more seductive look to their face and more volume while older patients seeking lip augmentation often want to restore the lip volume that they once had. Learn more.
ARTICLES: Dr. Shah has authored over 50 scientific articles. All of the articles on this website have been authored or co-authored by Dr. Shah. His unique viewpoint about facial plastic surgery are highlighted, with several of the articles published exclusively for Plasticpedia. Browse now.
LEARN TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF FACIAL ANATOMY: Understanding your facial feature and how they age can seem daunting. Use this guide to help to know your jowl from your pre jowl sulcus or your nasal labial fold from your marrionette lines. Learn more.
FACIAL ANATOMY: Facial anatomy plays an important role in both analysis and the underlying cause of the facial aging. A simplified version of external points on the face are illustrated to facilitate communication. Learn more.
WHEN CAN I TREAT MY EYE PROBLEM: Many patients ask, "When is the best time to treat my aging eye area? And where do I startt?" Compiled here is a guide to preventing and treating the eye area in your 20s, 30s and beyond. Read more.
WHAT IS AGING MY EYE?: The eyes are a complex and varied feature. There is not a 'one treatment fits all' solution for the aging eyes. One patient may have pronounced crow's feet and another, under eye puffiness. Determine what issues you may be experiencing by viewing this chart. See more.
ETHNIC FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY (EFACE): The term "ethnic" is often used to describe any patient who is of non-caucasian origin. Most patients are seeking improvements that work with their facial features and ethnicity, not to change their racial identity. Dr. Shah has subdivided ethnic plastic surgery into a few backgrounds because the differences between the ethnic characteristics can be quite large. Read more.
FACIAL ANALYSIS: Face Analysis, particularly aging face analysis, can help demonstrate some of the areas which can be improved in aging face surgery. Dr. Shah analyzes each face to determine areas that can be treated. Find out more.
COMING FROM AFAR: Dr. Shah sees a large amount of patients from all over the world. Using current technologies, such as video chat, Skype, and email, Dr. Shah makes traveling from afar a less daunting task. Begin the process.
PROCEDURE TIMELINE: Many patients ask at what age can a patient have a facial filler (or other procedure)? This timeline is intended to serve as general information on the ages at which patients may seek a procedure such as a facial filler. See more.
|INNOVATIONS: Dr. Shah has had or contributed to a number of innovations and discoveries in facial plastic surgery. Learn more.|