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 entire staff is wonderful, they made me feel so comfortable the very 1st time I meet them, he is the best plastic surgeon I have ever meet and would recommend him highly to anyone needing plastic surgery, his work is awesome."- M.J. / Google / Aug 09, 2020
"Dr. Bidros and his staff are truly wonderful. After three bouts with cancer, he brought me through in the most beautiful way. Happier than I’ve been in many years, and I will recommend him every chance I get. He has a wonderful team with him, and they deserve every bit of my thankful respect. I am lucky to have a team of doctors I love, but their staff, not so much. Not so here. It is a joy every step of the beautiful way with his staff, his work, and his practice. I feel blessed my doctors put him at the top of my list. He is helping me feel pretty again!"- M.S. / Google / Aug 07, 2020
"It’s taken me forever to get to writing a review, but I had such a wonderful experience with Dr. Bidros and his staff. Everyone that I met was so kind and encouraging and I felt like I was in good hands. He does great work that has had such an incredible impact on my self-esteem! After an entire life spent feeling bad about certain parts of my body, I just so happened to hear about Dr. Bidros’ practice on the radio while I was rushing to work. Even in my rush, I decided to make the call to get information and I am so glad that I did or I would’ve missed out on a great opportunity to be worked on by a highly skilled doctor and supported by a caring staff. They are all so welcoming and I am very appreciative of their help through the whole process. Would 100% recommend!!"- M.O. / Google / Aug 27, 2021
"My experience with Dr Bidros and his staff has been wonderful. They have been very kind and caring; making a scary cancer diagnosis much easier to deal with. I am so very appreciative."- S.B. / Google / Jul 07, 2021
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