While hollow, flat cheeks were popular in the 90s, classic beauty calls for full, voluminous cheeks that help you appear youthful and healthy. From the popular Juvéderm collection of nonsurgical dermal fillers, Voluma is uniquely formulated to give lift and contour to the mid-face for a more youthful look. At his office in Portland, OR, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan offers treatments of Voluma to improve a sunken mid-face that is hollow and flat due to genetics, weight loss, or age. Giving you improvements that are visible for as long as two years, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that helps your face feel softer and look smoother. Make an appointment to find out more about how Juvéderm Voluma injectable treatments at Après Plastic Surgery may revive your overall appearance by adding lift and fullness.
Voluma is an HA (hyaluronic acid) filler that can help add lift and contour to your mid-face. Many people see the decreased fullness of the apples of their cheeks when they age or after they have dropped a significant amount of weight. Other people have a genetic predisposition to flat cheeks and may want treatment with Voluma to enhance this area. Female patients who are nursing or pregnant will not qualify for this injectable. Voluma by Juvéderm is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for patients 21 and older. You will complete a consultation to decide if Voluma is an effective filler for you. After considering your medical history, needs, and goals, a custom injectable treatment plan will be created.
"I’d give 10 start if I could! Dr. A is an artist who had a vision for what my body could look like. I had two consultations months apart. In the first one he was honest with me that surgery might not be necessary if I could achieve my goals through weight loss. He recommended a plan called medifast, even though he didn’t get any money from this and potentially lost my business. I tried it and lost 20 pounds- the first diet that I’ve ever achieved success with! After I lost this weight, it was clear that I was still going to need a breast reduction, so I scheduled a second consultation. He recommended a reduction/lift combo, and I added some lipo to deal with my stubborn back bra roll and upper arms. I am now almost 6 weeks post surgery, and all I can say is wow. My back pain in gone, and everyone I see says “wow, what happened, you look good!” I still have a degree of normal swelling, but if my results are this great mid healing, I can’t wait to see what they will look like after I’m fully healed! Dr A and Samantha are kind, responsive, welcoming and helpful. I have wanted this surgery since I was a teenager, and am so glad I found a team of amazing professionals that guided me through one of the biggest and best decisions I’ve ever made."- S.B. / Google / Nov 11, 2020
"I had fillers done with Dr. Aghayan and he was amazing. I have a very natural look and he was very informative and caring. He made suggestions as to what would be the best products to use and took the time to educate me about the differences. I will definitely be back here for my fillers and any cosmetic procedures in the future."- S.W. / Google / Nov 05, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan and Samantha are the best! I recommend them completely!! The work he did was an amazing transformation for me and I couldn’t be happier!! The Dr. is very precise and answers all questions and is professional! If your looking to have anything done they can help! Five stars all the way! (Breast augmentation)"- J.C. / Google / Sep 03, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan and Samantha are the best! I recommend them completely!! The work he did was an amazing transformation for me and I couldn’t be happier!! The Dr. is very precise and answers all questions and is professional! If your looking to have anything done they can help! Five stars all the way! (Breast augmentation)"- J.C. / Google / Aug 15, 2020
"Best Decision Ever! Thank You Dr. Aghayan! - From puberty on my breasts have been a major source of insecurity. Their relentless sag chipped away my confidence and ability feel comfortable in my body. Not exactly a recipe for romance or intimacy. Dr. A changed everything for me. I look and feel incredible. I am so happy with my results. My chichis are AMAZING (and I’m healing nicely)! As I am Black with dark skin, I was concerned with potential scarring, but it’s minimal and looks fantastic. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner. If you are on the fence, please reach out to the team at Aprés so Dr. A can get your body right! Thanks Dr. A :)"- V. / RealSelf / Jul 08, 2020
After your consultation with Dr. Aghayan or a nurse injector, your procedure may be planned for your next appointment or completed that day, based on schedule availability. In a private room, you will be seated comfortably as your face is cleaned to prepare for the Voluma injections. The injector may also use a local anesthetic to help make the injections more comfortable if needed. For accuracy, your injector will mark the areas to be treated before inserting a fine-gauge needle. Once the filler is injected into your skin, you may experience mild redness and swelling, but this should subside quickly.
What to Expect
For many patients, the results of Voluma can be seen right away and last up to two years. It's highly uncommon to have lasting or severe reactions from this injectable; however, if you do have a reaction or concerns, please contact Après Plastic Surgery for more information. Common side effects are light swelling, redness, or irritation of the treated area. These cases are almost always extremely minor. Talk to your injector about how soon to schedule your next treatment to either enhance or prolong the effects of Juvéderm Voluma.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Voluma cost?
The price of a Voluma treatment will vary greatly based on the amount of product that is needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Since Voluma can last as long as two years, you can concentrate on choosing an injector who is skilled and experienced with Voluma and you should not go anywhere that offers knock-off or extremely cheap fillers. Before your first treatment, a staff member will assess your skin and understand your needs before developing your treatment plan. Then, they will estimate how much Voluma will be used for your session and costs.
What is hyaluronic acid?
HA (hyaluronic acid) is a substance found naturally in your skin that binds water to cells. One of its functions is to secure moisture and build volume in the skin. Voluma, like other fillers in the Juvéderm family, is made with a synthetic hyaluronic acid. When the hyaluronic acid-based Voluma formula is injected, it restores volume to your cheeks and mid-face area. The HA in Voluma also improves your skin's ability to retain moisture so it is healthier and softer.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
Ideally, Voluma results can last for as long as two years. Right away, you should be able to see improvements from your treatment, which should continue to get better in the following month. You might want multiple Voluma injections, particularly if you want to significantly increase the volume in your mid-face. In your initial consultation, your injector will create your personal Voluma plan and discuss when to schedule your next appointment to maintain your results.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
After a Voluma treatment session, you may resume your normal daily activities. However, it's recommended that exercise and other strenuous activities be skipped for at least one day. Your injector will go over what you can do at home to make sure your results look great and last a long time. You might place a cold compress over the treatment areas to minimize any bruising and swelling. Your injector might also recommend propping your head up with a few pillows while you sleep. You should avoid touching your face to avoid pushing the filler into others areas.
What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Most patients have mild to moderate swelling and bruising in and around the treatment areas for up to one month. Other possible side effects after a Voluma treatment are firmness, tenderness, lumps, redness, discomfort, and itching. If any of these occur, Voluma side effects are typically only moderately uncomfortable. For any questions, side effects last longer than a month, or you have symptoms of an infection, please contact Après Plastic Surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
Youthful Contour and Lift
If you would like more fullness in your cheeks or lift in the middle of your face, find out more information about Voluma injections at Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR. Schedule an appointment to meet with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan or a nurse injector for an assessment of your skin and personalized recommendations that may include Voluma, other Juvéderm fillers, or nonsurgical skin procedures to give you a youthful, radiant appearance.
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