I had voluma injected in cheeks. Two months later the right side is flatter than the left. Should I have to pay to fix it?
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Should I have to pay to fix it?
I would recommend you discuss your issue with a board certified dermatologist.
Voluma and asymmetry
Juvederm Voluma like all Juvederm products is an art not a science. Many times after injections there will be need of a "touch up" or more filler in a particular area. Since Allergan does not provide free syringes to physicians the doctor has to use an additional syringe to correct this asymmetry and you are responsible for the cost of this product injected. This is a natural part of the injection process.
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I need more filler, should I have to pay?
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Fixing What Isn't Broken
Your questions suggests that the doctor did something that needs to be fixed. Considering you had an initial result that made you happy, your doctor did a good job.
It's common that after patients receive their initial treatment and it has time to "settle" and normalize, often they see areas of their faces that need more fill.
This is not always apparent initially and it's not as if anything has to be "fixed."
If you want additional filler, it only makes sense that you will have to cover the cost.
Additional Costs for Voluma Treatment to address asymmetry.
Most patients have some facial asymmetry, injecting Voluma may make that more obvious
Cost when additional voluma needed
Yes, you would need to pay for the additional treatment, if additional Voluma is needed
True symmetry does not exist in the body -
Sometimes it is better to accept a slight asymmetry rather than spending more money.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes.
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