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UT Southwestern Medical Center

Drs. Rod Rochrich and Joe Pessa

Caption: Drs. Rod Rohrich (right) and Joel Pessa have discovered that the human face is made up of individual fat compartments that gain and lose fat at different times and different rates as people age. Facial aging is, in part, characterized by how these separate compartments change as we grow older.

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