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Bellafill, Sculptra or cheek implants to replace volume loss?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: Injectable FillersBellafill, Sculptra or cheek implants to replace volume loss?
A patient asked 3 years ago
I’m in my early 30’s and have lost a lot of volume in my face in the past 2 years. I lost 15-20 pounds and feel all the weight was from my cheeks. I am considering Bellafill and cheek implants, but don’t know what which kind (malar, submalar, combo). I had 2 syringes of Voluma 6 months ago, but my body metabolizes quickly and results disappeared within a few months so I’m not sure something like that or Radiesse would be much help. Any advice is very appreciated.
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 3 years ago

Replenshing Volume Loss after Weight Loss

 
Hi and thank you for your question! All treatments you mentioned are great options but I tend to vote for fillers given the ease of their injection and no down time. You indicated that you did not see good results with Voluma. Since you mentioned that you lost 15-20 pounds, the 2 syringes of Voluma might not have been enough. Chances are what you saw initially was mostly the swelling associated with filler and once the swelling was gone, you thought that the filler was gone, but most likely the Voluma is still there and it forms a base for further filler injections, so you didn’t waste anything and you might still see good results with further Voluma injections. Both Bellafill and Sculptra are also good, but I am personally a big fan of Sculptra in patients who have lost weight. Sculptra was initially approved by FDA for volume restoration in HIV/AIDS patients who often suffer from excessive volume loss in face, and when we lose weight, our face undergoes similar changes. If you are patient and can handle the multiple treatments, Sculptra could be a great option. Always ask your physician to document the progress of your treatment with taking several pictures since with Sculptra, changes appear gradually and it is easy to fail to notice then over time. Putting pictures side by side will show you the improvements. I hope it helps and good luck!

 


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