Will Voluma make face rounder?
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Dr. Todd Hobgood, MD.
Voluma, if used correctly, will make the face appear more oval and youthful
My goal is to make your face look younger, while retaining a natural appearance. In a patient that is showing signs of aging, achieving this goal often depends on creating a more oval shape.
A youthful face is a series of unbroken curves: the curve from the forehead down to the cheekbone, the curve of the cheek, the curve of the jaw. In the aging face, the curves are disrupted, with areas of fullness (jowls, nasolabial folds, under-eye bags) interrupted by areas of loss (marionette lines, tear troughs).
A skilled injector can use fillers to lift the face creating more volume on the top half. We also aim to soften the transitions between areas of fullness and areas of loss. The goal is to create a surface that reflects light (and decreases shadows). At the same time, we must keep in mind that the skull is shrinking while the envelope of the skin is enlarging. The goal of softening folds and wrinkles has to be secondary to maintaining a natural appearance. We have other tools in addition to Voluma to help us get the effect that we desire: energy-based devices such as ultherapy to tighten the skin and underlying layers; sculptra is a wonderful product that helps rebuild the foundation of the face.
Voluma will not make your face look rounder
For quantity, there is really no way to make your face look chubbier unless you use a crazy number of syringes. Most people use 1-8 syringes of filler (1cc/syringe). While that can seem like a lot, I can tell you that when plastic surgeons perform fat grafting, we routinely engraft 15-50cc of fat around the face, customized to th patient's needs. That many syringes of filler is cost prohibitive for something temporary.
Finally, I inject fillers with a mirror in the client's hand. We inject a small amount and you check the result. When you think it is enough, we stop. With that much control, no way to achieve a look that you do not desire.
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Voluma, when placed properly, won't make your face rounder. It will make your cheekbones more chiseled by filling in the "sunken" area in the mid-face. Whether or not this is the right course of action for your individual face is not something that can be determined without an in person exam. So, schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss the best options for you.
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Voluma designed for lifting tissues
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Hi haremom. Voluma will provide a lifted look, not necessarily rounder/chubbier. Strategic placement of the product combined with accurate facial analysis is the key, so be sure to seek an expert injector. Voluma was designed to support tissues so placement on the cheekbone is very useful-there are many other fillers that work well in the laugh lines and mouth area where lifting is not possible (only filling). Good luck!
No, Voluma does not make your face rounder
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