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How much does Voluma cost?

what is the average price to get voluma for cheeks?

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The cost of Voluma will vary based on who is injecting it and how many syringes are being used

Voluma pricing will vary widely.  This product should only be injected by a physician with extensive experience with injectable fillers and not just filling lines and folds but more importantly knowing how to restore lost facial volume.  Voluma is injected deeper than other fillers and a thorough knowledge of facial anatomy is required for optimal results as well as avoiding potential pitfalls and complications.  Remember this product is long and thus a poor outcome can last for many years.  This is currently the going rate when an experienced plastic surgeon.  Physicians charging $ 600 to $ 800 per syringe are not making much of a profit and will have to cut corners.  Yes, you can find it for less but you get what you pay for.

In my practice, which is about 45 min to 1 hour from Manhattan,  I charge $ 1050 for the first syringe and $ 950 for subsequent syringes.  Many of my patients will travel to have liquid face lifts using Voluma and its not unusual to have more than 4 syringes.  We discount heavily additional syringes beyond the fourth, charging only $ 500 per syringe making these liquid lifts affordable.  Its not unusual in Manhattan for physicians to charge upwards of $ 1500 per syringe.

Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD
200 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, New York
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Clinical Professor New York Presbyterian Hospital
National Education Faculty (physician trainer) for:
Allergan (Juvederm, Voluma), Valient (Scultpra, Restylane),
Cynosure (Cellulaze, Precision Laser Lift) & Solta (Fraxel, Thermage)

Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 143 reviews

The cost of Voluma

The cost of any injectable including Voluma can vary depending on location, experience of the surgeon, technical skill of the surgeon, the amount of product, and the surgeon's aesthetic vision of your face.  If you have severe volume loss, Voluma can be very expensive and probably cost ineffective to use.  However, if you have mild or moderate volume loss, Voluma works and looks great and since it's the softest of the volumizers, it looks the most natural.  In Atlanta, Voluma ranges from $800-1500 depending on the injector and his/her expertise.  

We are all familiar with patients who are overinjected or look odd after injections.  Please do your research and choose your injector wisely.  

Mike Majmundar, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Voluma Pricing

Believe it or not, there is a recommendation that every patient start with four syringes of Voluma. Every patient.  In our practice, we evaluate each person individually, in person, prior to performing a treatment.  Of course some people benefit from four syringes, but not everyone does. For the people are best off with two of three syringes, the cost they are paying is much more than financial, byt getting more produuct that they need, they may be getting a result that doesn't suit them, a result that makes them look over-filled, or odd.  The most expensive practice is not always the best, but keep in mind that Voluma can last for two years. Think of how much that costs every day. Not a lot if you are thrilled with a natural looking result. The cost is tremendous if you see an injector who whofills, or doesn't perform a treatment in a way that lokks natural. 

 Let me start by saying never "price shop" for surgery or any aesthetic enhancement with a lasting result. Having said that, Allergan the maker of Voluma offers rebates to the top providers of all their products. The more Voluma used, the more significant the rebates.  Therefore, the top providers will actually pay less for the product than others. Of course there is a premium cost to the practice for very best nurse injectors and a pristine environment. However, the pricing may still be very competitive for the most experienced injectors. 

Keep in mind, nothing will be more expensive than a result that is not performed to your satisfaction. Voluma lasts up to two years. take your time, have a lot of consults, view a lot of photos and do not be pressured into a procedure.  In some practices, too much Voluma is being injected at once. Look for a practice that is conservative. You can start with a smaller amount and add more Voluma at a later time. 

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 66 reviews

Voluma costs

Each practice will charge a slightly different price for Voluma. You will see ranges from $600 -1,000. We charge $800 for first syringe and $700 for each additional syringe.  Cheek augmentation is an advanced technique for filler injection. Make sure you go to somebody that has a tremendous amount of experience in this area as you're making a big investment.

Voluma costs more but lasts longer!

You can expect to pay about 1.5 to 2 times  as much for Voluma as for the other HA fillers. When you think about it, that is a good deal since it lasts twice as long or more in many patients.  The number of syringes used to restore cheek volume is generally 2 to 4 in my experience. More for the very severely volume depleted patient.  

Susan Van Dyke, MD
Paradise Valley Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

It's a $1000

Voluma is unique and specific for upper cheek augmentation. This will typically require 2 syringes, which each cost $1000. 

Voluma Cost

The price will vary depending on the area and injector.  Our practice charges $850/syringe.  The amount needed for correction is patient dependent and it is best to consult with a physician for this recommendation.  I understand that patients look around at pricing, but the most important factor is to find a skilled injector to perform the treatment.

Hannah Vargas, MD
Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Volume Price

If you think of Voluma as an implant for cheek and mid face volume augmentation, you should understand why the price per vial ranges from $700 to $1500. With the results lasting 1-2 years, Voluma provides a great lift to the mid face and an alternative for fat grafting or cheek implants. The prices for Voluma to the surgeon can dictate the pricing of the product to the patient as well. Make sure you got to someone who specializes in facial or mid face aesthetics when considering placement of this powerful filler in the mid face.

Cost of Voluma

This varies by geographic areas.  Also depends on the injector. It can range from $750-$1000 per syringe. You usually need two, 

Burton M. Sundin, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Ook for expertise, not the lowest price.

The cost of Voluma treatments will vary from office to office and additionally depend upon how much product is required to achieve your desired results. Also factor in the fact that top providers of this and other Allergan products are able to offer their clients Brilliant Distinction membership, which earns patients significant discounts on Voluma.
Nevertheless, I don’t recommend looking for the lowest price when it comes to any surgical or non-surgical esthetic procedure. You may save money in the short run, but the cost of correcting a bad result will take a far greater toll on your pocketbook.

In the case of Voluma, you want an experienced and licensed professional who knows how to work with Voluma, which is viscous and highly malleable. The treatment should be administered only by a specialist who understands this filler’s unique characteristics, and knows exactly where to inject and how much to inject in order to achieve the fullness and facial contours you desire. In short, forget about price and focus on skill, experience, and the review of other patients’ before-and-after photos.

Hal Michael Bass, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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