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Fifty-something & a Fan of Voluma - Charlotte, NC

I heard about the new dermal filler product that's...

I heard about the new dermal filler product that's part of the Juvederm family of HA fillers just as last year's dose of Juvederm was wearing off. I am fit and healthy, but you can't fight gravity and I don't feel ready for a face lift (for many, many reasons). Stillwater Plastic Surgery - that's Dr. Capizzi - is my go to for anti-aging treatments and ideas. I had two syringes of Voluma injected this past Monday. So far, I love it! And, I think I'm going to love it for about two years, because that's how long the plumping is supposed to last. Tammy Ryan did the injections. She's Dr. Capizzi's nurse - fabulous. I felt very little pain - of course, she started me off with this lidocane (sp??) salve to numb the injection areas. That was helpful, but really, I would have "endured" fifteen minutes or so of a few pricks to get rid of my jowls! Tammy studied my face carefully. She is very thoughtful - I like that. The injections follow the line of my cheekbone. So more volume and plumpness in my cheekbones "lifts" the lax skin under my cheeks (AKA jowls). So, it's just a few days later right now. No bruising and just a little bit of tenderness. I love it that Stillwater followed up with me the day after the treatment to see how I was doing. A nice touch. Voluma is not inexpensive, but for me it's totally worth it, especially considering how long it lasts.

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Thank you for sharing your story. If you don't tell your husband, we won't! That said, Voluma is really a great value because it works. All the best to you!
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After Voluma

I actually think I look better than this picture (whew, you're probably thinking). Definitely added volume in my cheeks. Smoother contour. I'm happy.

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Thank you for such an excellent review! It's my absolute pleasure and privilege to help women AND men feel better about their appearance. I am always happy to help!! T.Ryan RN
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This is a great review. The price is great also and I wish I could have taken this with me yesterday as I left my Plastic S. with no Voluma. I was so excited, now disappointed as they insisted it comes packaged and that they prefer to give four syringes, I was like no. I only want two, he said he would do that for 1700 but it would not have an effect on the area of lower jawline. I am in my fifties and have a tear that has caused some wrinkles near the cheek. He said I have high cheek bones and he didn't want me to waste me money. Also I was quite disappointed with the assistant who said she would not give the numbing cream like with juvederm b/c Voluma doesn't hurt. An evening appt. with them is out of the question for me . And to think that I would pay 3500 for Voluma package is just wrong, what do you suggest?
I wasn't going to tell my husband yesterday that I was having Voluma but he could see the disappointment of my face last night when I told him of my experience in Spartanburg yesterday. I really enjoyed this review and if I lived closer to Char. I would visit your office. Thanks again for posting.
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Capizzi and team rock! RN Tammy Ryan did my Voluma injections and Dr. Capizzi stepped in the room a number of times to check progress. Tammy started by numbing the injection site with lidocane, a nice extra touch. As I mentioned, I can really manage a short period of a little bit of discomfort to get rid of sagging. I also love it that Tammy studied my face and thought - I'll call it STRATEGICALLY - about where to put the filler. It wasn't like she was gung-ho with the needle. She had a plan. Two days after the procedure, I have a little bit of soreness and NO BRUISING. Yeah! It's a good thing because my hubby does't know about this little budget diversion and now he never has to. As a final touch, Tammy sent me on my way with an herbal cream to reduce pain and bruising and the practice followed up with a phone call the next day to see how I was doing. The answer: GREAT. Thanks, Tammy and Dr. C. You're the best.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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