Voluma vs fat grafting/transfer
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Voluma vs Fat Grafting
Voluma vs Fat Grafting
Voluma can provide long lasting results - sometimes as much as two years depending on how much product is injected. Sculptra is another choice which definitely lasts two or more years. Fat grafting has its share of complications and is a much more invasive procedure. Please consult a board certified dermatologist for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Voluma VS Fat Grafting
Using fat grafting is certainly more cost effective and longer lasting than HA filler. Because the survival of the fat graft is variable minor touch ups may be required to correct asymmetry, though this is not usually the case.
Long term fat grafting is advantageous because of the transfer of stem cells contained in the graft also have a rejuvenating effect.
No matter what your choice I am sure you will be delighted with your results.
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VOLUMA VS FAT TRANSFER - NJ
Fat transfer has traditionally been advantageous because of the large volumes that can be injected, along with the durability of fat.
That said, many of the fillers, such as Voluma, are lasting longer and being used in the midface. The results of fillers tend to be a bit more predictable than fat transfer. Oftentimes, I will "stack" procedures -- meaning that I will perform fat transfer as a foundation following by small quantities of fillers to finish things off.
I typically only use Voluma in the cheek and midface, which also may limit its use during a lifting procedure.
It is really dependent on your doctor and your preferences.
Best of luck!
Fat grafting vs. Voluma
While fat grafting will give you more permanent results than fillers, it is not as easy to control and predict the outcome. Fillers can be placed where you want them and it's easy for the patient to come in to get touch ups that are relatively quick and painless. Fat grafting is much more involved. Now with products such as Voluma available, the filler treatment can last up to two years!
If you are truly more interested in grafting, I would consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with experience in fat grafting to the face.
Voluma Versus Fat Grafting
Voluma VS Fat Injections
Hope that helps.
Voluma vs Fat Transfer
I know many people want a more permanent solution for their cosmetic needs, but we continue to change as we age; We lose about 5cc of volume in our faces each year; a combination of fat and bone. So much like your hair continues to grow, your face changes. It is best to consider fillers and other cosmetic procedures as maintenance, much as you do your hair- you don't get a permanent hair cut or color.
Finally; Voluma has an FDA indication for upto 2 years. In the trial the treated patients were injected with an average of 6 syringes of Voluma to achieve "full correction" and then followed monthly until they looked like their pre-inection photos. At 18 months the FDA asked for the study to be extended because many people still had not reached baseline. This means that Voluma really does have more "lasting" results then other HA fillers ( juvederm or restylane).
I hope this helps!
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