While flat, gaunt cheeks were popular in the 90s, classic beauty calls for voluminous cheeks that help you appear youthful and healthy. From the top-selling Juvéderm collection of nonsurgical dermal fillers, Voluma is uniquely made to give lift and contour to the mid-face for a natural and more youthful look. At our San Francisco, CA office, plastic surgeon Dr. James Anthony offers treatments of Voluma to address a sunken mid-face that is hollow and flat due to age, weight loss, or genetics. Make an appointment to find out more about how Juvéderm Voluma treatments at our San Francisco practice may boost your overall appearance by providing lift and fullness.
Voluma is an HA (hyaluronic acid) injectable filler that can help add lift and contour to your mid-face. Many people see decreased fullness of the apples of their cheeks when they age or after they have dropped a dramatic amount of weight. Other people have naturally hollow cheeks and are seeking treatment with Voluma to enhance their mid-face. Female patients who are nursing or pregnant are not eligible for Voluma injections. Voluma by Juvéderm is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for patients 21 and older. You will complete a consultation to decide if Voluma is an effective filler for you. After considering your needs and cosmetic goals as well as medical history, a personalized injectable treatment plan will be developed.
"Dr Anthony was recommended to me, and I've had more than one procedure at his clinic. At my initial consultation I felt at ease to ask a myriad of questions. He has a warm style, listens and works to understand each individual body and situation. His work is a skilled blend of art and science, and he recommends what is best for the patient, not what is trending. Each time I've been impressed with Dr Anthony's ability to minimize scars and hide them well. In preparation for surgery, what to expect on the day is explained in detail. I'm delighted with my results which look natural and have stood the test of time well. Dr Anthony's team is excellent - Ann, Jasmine and Megan are personal and caring."- M.B. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2019
"I was referred by another plastic surgeon and it turned out to be the best referral. Dr. Anthony replaced my saline implants and made a small adjustment so my breasts are more symmetrical. The whole experience from the first consultation, to the pre-op, to the actual surgery, to post op was so easy and comfortable. It was a harmonious effort of professionals that took care of me throughout the process. Dr. Anthony and his staff were very responsive. Most importantly, I am very happy with the results and as a runner my downtime didn't take much. I was able to ease into running the 2nd week after surgery. Thank you so much, Dr. Anthony!!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 02, 2019
"Excellent work with minimal, well-hidden scarring - Dr Anthony was a referral, and I've had more than one procedure at his clinic. I felt at ease to ask a myriad of questions at my first consultation. Dr Anthony's style is warm, and he considers each individual body and situation to make treatment recommendations. His work is a skilled blend of art and science, and he recommends what is best for the patient, not what is trending. Dr Anthony's skilled handiwork and his ability to minimize scarring is excellent. In preparation for surgery, what to expect on the day is explained in detail. My results look natural and have have lasted well over the long term. Ann, Jasmine and Megan in Dr Anthony's team are attentive and responsive."- F. / RealSelf / Apr 19, 2019
"Dr. James Anthony does amazing work and has amazing patient care. I am very nervous about having any kind of surgery and he made me feel so comfortable. He went above and beyond my expectations. He genuinely cares about his patients needs and the successful outcome of his work. I am also very appreciative of the kindness of his entire staff."- S.B. / Yelp / Dec 23, 2018
"I just got out of his office got fillers instant results he his a great doctor I will return to get more work absolutely amazing. Very caring and very honest he will let you know what you need and what you don't Thank you Dr Anthony for making me feel better about my self"- P.A. / Yelp / Feb 19, 2019
After your consultation with Dr. Anthony, your procedure may be planned for your next appointment or completed that same day, based on schedule availability. In a private room, you will sit and relax as your cheek is cleaned to prepare for the Voluma injections. Dr. Anthony may also use a local anesthetic to help make the procedure more comfortable if requested. For accuracy, he will mark the areas to be treated before administering the injections with a fine-gauge needle. When the filler is injected, you may notice mild redness and swelling, but this usually subsides on its own.
What to Expect
For many patients, the benefits of Voluma treatments can be seen right away and may last about two years. It's rare to develop lasting or severe reactions from Voluma injections, although if you do have questions, concerns, or a reaction, please contact our office for more information. Common side effects are light swelling, redness, or irritation of the treated area. These cases are generally extremely minor. During your consultation, ask Dr. Anthony about how soon to plan your next appointment to either build up or prolong the effects of Juvéderm Voluma.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Voluma cost?
The price of a Voluma treatment can vary greatly depending on how much of the filler is needed to create your wanted appearance. The more volume that is needed to be replaced with the filler, the higher the cost will be. Prior to your treatment, we will discuss the cost of your treatment based on your specific needs.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that works to bind water to cells. Along with other functions, it can secure moisture and create fullness in the skin. When injected into the skin, such as with Voluma, it can restore volume to the cheeks and mid-face area.
How long do the results last?
Most patients are able to see the results of a Voluma treatment immediately. In other cases, multiple treatments may be necessary to see optimal results. The duration of the results is dependent on the area being treated and the rate the patient’s tissue breaks down the filler, but results can last up to two years.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
Following a Voluma treatment session, patients are able to return to their normal daily activities. It is however suggested that strenuous activities be avoided for the first 24 hours after treatment. Any additional aftercare instructions will be provided to you by your injector.
Will I need additional treatments?
For some patients, they may need multiple Voluma treatments to gain the results they want. This is typical for patients who need a larger amount of volume replacement. During your initial assessment, we will be able to create a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve your desired outcome.
Youthful Contour and Lift
If you need more shape in your cheeks or lift in the middle of your face, find out more information about Voluma by Juvéderm at our San Francisco practice. Schedule an appointment to meet with plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony for an evaluation of your skin. He will customize plan that may include Voluma, other Juvéderm dermal fillers, or advanced skin procedures to help you attain a youthful appearance and radiant complexion.