Your Facial Fat Pads and Volume Loss
A youthful look depends on having the appropriate proportions of facial fat in the correct places. With an increase in age, the natural fat pads of the face start to dissipate. Redistribution, accumulation, and atrophy of the fat lead to facial volume loss. With this, the areas of the fat tend to separate, creating a less smooth appearance to the facial structures. Areas of fat loss are usually in the forehead, under eyes, cheeks and lips. Due to descent of tissue and skin laxity, other areas of the face may increase their volume of fat, such as around the mouth and jawline.