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All right, so people come in for fillers all the time. They want their lips plumped. They want their nasolabial folds filled in. They want their nasojugal or tear troughs filled in. They want higher cheek bones. They want their nose bump to be obliterated. These are all areas that we can use fillers in, and we've got several different kinds of fillers. Fillers that last for several weeks. Got a quick wedding coming up? Special date? Or fillers that last for a year and a half.

There are some fillers on the market that are permanent. I just don't recommend them. A few years ago, I met with a colleague of mine from Scandinavia where they have been using them for 10 years and they are starting to see problems with them now, 10 years out. So I've just not bought in to the long-term fillers, but the short-term ones, a year like Juvederm, a year and a half like Radius, are phenomenal.

Most of the fillers here in my practice are done by Debra Moulder, our nurse injector. She's phenomenal. She's just great. Plump your lips a little bit. Fill in those nasolabial folds or grooves in the side of the mouth. There's so many areas that were using fillers for now to recreate a youthful look. It's a very wonderful adjunct to plastic surgery of the face.

Sometimes we use Radius in the nose. That's especially gratifying. If someone's got an area that's a divot or a depression, we can put some Radius in there and fill it out. It will last you about 18 months to 2 years, and I have several patients who come in about it every 18 months to 2 years for an injection in an area of their nose to fill it up. It looks like they've had a nose job and we never even operated on them. It's wonderful to augment cheeks as well.

We really enjoy using fillers. It's a regular compliment to our cosmetic armamentarium or arsenal.

Are There Permanent Fillers For the Face and Nose?

Dr. Clayton Moliver explains how fillers can be used in several areas of the face.

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