I still have hollow cheekbones what can I do? (photo)
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Poor Voluma results
Voluma and Cheekbones
Voluma is a fabulous product but often people underestimate how how product you will need. It sounds like you will need more Voluma added to achieve the look that you want. Another excellent alternative is Sculptra since it definitely will achieve the volume that you want with long term benefits since it lasts more than two years. Best, Dr. Green
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I still have hollow cheekbones
I still have hollow cheekbones what can I do?
Some patients need more material/product than what they are willing to pay. This does not mean that the treatment is bad. It is easier to augment the bony areas as the expansion is done against the bone and you can see the results easier. When you need to augment the submalar area (body of the cheek) there is no bone to place this Voluma against, so the injection is done at the subcutaneous tissue. This expansion is in all directions, so you will need more material/product to do the same effect as in the bony areas. Your surgeon might have misjudged how much material he would need. Multiple times I stage this procedures and add some product at a time. It makes the change easier for the patient and the cost is distributed in a longer period of time so that it does not hurt financially the patient. You need to realize that you may still need more material to achieve your goal. Also you do not want to completely fill that submalar hollow as the normal contour of the cheek should be in a heart shape appearance. The bony cheek should be the most augmented area of the face (convex), the submalar area should have some concavity (go inward), and the jaw angle can come a little outward again. These are usually the most desirable facial features.
Hope this helps,
Work with your doctor
This may involve more filler, some hyaluronidase to dissolve, or massage and time for the swelling to go down.
Hang in there, you both have invested in each other, so in a gentle way, see what you two can work out.
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