Facial contour, especially in the midface and cheeks, is one of the features contributing to the visual perception of a person’s femininity, masculinity, or youthfulness. As we age, we often begin to lose facial volume or “deflate”, especially in the cheeks and midface. Men and women often seek facial plastic surgery consultation because they are interested in
enhancing deficient cheekbones or replacing volume that may have been lost during the aging process. Non-surgical facial volume enhancement can add definition to your face, restore the youthful facial contour and improve facial harmony without the risks anesthesia or surgery.
Who is a Candidate for Non-Surgical Facial Volume Enhancement?
Healthy patients who desire a well-defined and youthful facial contour may be good
candidates for non-surgical facial volume enhancement.
How is Non-Surgical Facial Volume Enhancement Performed?
Non-surgical facial volume enhancement is performed in the office with topical and / or injectable numbing medication. The filler gel is gently injected into the cheeks with a very small needle. Minimal, if any, discomfort or pain is experienced.
What is the Recovery like from Non-Surgical Facial Volume Enhancement?
Ice may be applied immediately following the procedure to minimize bruising and swelling. Most patients report minimal discomfort or pain afterward but may take Tylenol if needed. Aspirin, NSAIDs and other medications known to cause bleeding and bruising are
discouraged for one week prior and one week following the procedure. If present, mild swelling and bruising may last 7-10 days and can be treated with cold compresses. Makeup and other cosmetic products may be used immediately to conceal any redness or minor bruising. Most patients return to their occupational and social activities on the same day.
Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery now offers Juvederm Voluma®.
Juvederm Voluma is the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid soft tissue volumizing gel
available for use in the cheeks. Results are immediate and may last up to 2 years.