While some patients think the only way to transform the look of their sunken and deflated cheeks is with invasive surgery, there’s another viable option. Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rafi Bidros, offers Voluma XC injectable fillers. From the makers of Juvéderm, Voluma XC is designed to add volume and fullness to the apples of the cheeks. This filler is effective for patients with flattened cheeks as a result of age, genetics, or trauma. Made from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally-occurring substance in the body, Voluma XC hydrates the skin to provide plumper, more youthful skin. Best of all, the benefits of Voluma XC can last up to 2 years.
"Dr. Bidros is absolutely phenomenal! I was SO impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. The office was super organized, clean and efficiently run. Michelle, Mandy, Jackie and Connie are all rock stars.!!! They get things done and are so incredible at their jobs, not to mention classy and beautiful. I will recommend Dr. Bidros to everyone. So easy to talk to and understand. Thank you!!!"- E.K. / Google / Feb 18, 2016
"Dr. Bidros and his staff are a true blessing. They are very friendly and make you feel special. I highly recommend him and staff. They are the best."- S.W. / Facebook / Jul 30, 2017
"Dr. Rafi Bidro and his staff are the best! I've been to many different consultations before him and once I had my consultation with him, I knew he is the BEST! I can assure you he is better than the rest his work speaks for itself!"- D.W. / Google / Jul 17, 2017
"In May of this year I saw Dr. Bidros for Plastic Surgery. I had just been informed that I had cancer and would need a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. I was actually in shock and everything that anyone told me was not real. At first, everything was negative and I wanted no part of anything especially surgery. On May 25th the surgery was performed and Dr. Bidros did a fantastic procedure. On July 4th I developed a hematoma and on the 5th was my second surgery and as he completed the second surgery he was able to do the total reconstructive surgery. As of today, July 27th I am doing fantastic. Dr. Bidros performed an excellent reconstructive surgery and has an excellent personality and bedside manner. His Assistant, Mandy is wonderful with his patients and makes you feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bidros to anyone that wants to feel comfortable and wants excellent work. He is very caring and honest."- C.H. / Google / Jul 16, 2017
"Dr. Bidros and his team showed genuine care, patience and support in a very difficult for me time. The results of the procedures gave me a sense of completeness and went far beyond expectations. I will be forever grateful!"- N.P. / Google / Jul 10, 2017
Before Voluma injections, numbing cream may be applied to the injection sites to minimize your discomfort, but most patients feel very little pain during their treatment. The doctor will carefully inject Voluma into the needed areas of the face in as little as 10 minutes. You may return to your normal activities as soon as you feel able with minimal swelling, discoloration, and tenderness. You will see some results right away, but it usually takes about 7 days before the filler settles into the cheeks for your final results. The effects of Voluma last up to 2 years and patients should talk to their doctor about when to re-schedule for continued effects.
The injection site will be properly cleaned and prepped before Voluma XC is injected. The doctor will use a thin needle to inject the appropriate amount of filler into the apples of the cheeks until the desired fullness is achieved. The doctor may massage the area to make sure the product is evenly distributed.
After Voluma, a patient may experience swelling, tenderness, firmness, or the appearance of lumps/bumps in the treatment site. Patients can expect the side effects to last 2 – 4 weeks. For the first 24 hours after a treatment, the patient should refrain from strenuous exercise, as well as avoid excessive exposure to the sun. Some patients may choose to receive a touch-up treatment about 1 month after the initial treatment to obtain desired goals. Results should last for 2 years and after then, additional treatments may be needed.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $1,000 - $1,600
- Procedure Recovery Location
Ideal candidates for Voluma will have:
- Sunken facial features
- Good skin elasticity
- Aging skin
- Overall good health
Voluma’s central ingredient, hyaluronic acid (HA), is a synthetic version of the HA found naturally in human body, so most patients have no negative side effects. In the body, HA functions as natural acting cell hydration with a cross-linking capability (useful in helping facial areas that lack volume), but every person’s natural supply of HA is depleted over time. The hyaluronic acid gel in Voluma replenishes the body’s supply, but it does break down over time as it is safely and slowly absorbed back into the body.
Possible side effects?
The possible side effects of Voluma XC are:
- Lumps and or bumps