Needing a long lasting filler.
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Doctors Consult Advised Beforehand - Fat Transfer May Be Your Best Answer
Thank you for your question.
Personally, I am not a fan of Aquamid and there is a saying: "permanent filler, permanent problems’’ - although some may disagree with this.
The reason why I don’t like it is because it's difficult to remove and other products add to this later.
Fat transfer in experienced hands may be your best answer. Make sure your injectors are very experienced and you did not pay unit prices - as this can be misleading.
It is also surprising to read from you that Radiesse did not last. In my experience, some patients think the filler has not lasted when it’s really just the swelling volume. When the swelling volume goes down, they think it has not lasted - when really, they just need more. This is very, very common.
Make sure you pick one good clinic (that is not a “cheap” clinic) and try to stick with them while trying more volume after a month then see how you go as time goes on.
Also, marionettes and tear troughs can be difficult. Sometimes the cheek needs to be treated to reduce the width of the tear trough. Lastly, you may be at the age where you need more that just fillers.
Hope my answer helps you make an informed decision Ramsay. All the best.
Stay absolutely safe and well,
Dr. Murray, Absolute Cosmetic Medicine
Long lasting filler options
Hi,How long a filler lasts depends on the individual. All HA fillers are absorbable by the body. There are some 'permanent' fillers such as Bellafil but they can have some long term problems. Another option for long lasting volume is fat grafting. This is a procedure where fat is transferred from lower body to the face, it may be something that works for you. Discuss it with a facial plastic surgeon to see if you're a candidate. good luck
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