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 would give 10 stars if I could. I have worked as a nurse in the aesthetics field for 15 years. I turned 60 in 2019 and decided to treat myself to a mini facelift and a minor nose tip revision. I was very, very lucky to be referred to Dr. James Anthony!! Although precise surgical expertise is important to me, Dr. Anthony had me at HELLO:) with his personality. He is kind, compassionate, excellent eye contact and listens to my concerns. My results are completely natural, even my friends, family, colleagues and even my own patients' say I look fresher but can't figure out what I have had done. Dr. Anthony suggested a couple of extra touches which made a huge difference to my neck bands. Thank you again for your highly experienced artistry! Yasmin at reception is always very pleasant and kind both in person and on the phone. Ann, Patient Coordinator, answers all my questions and listens to my needs. The OR staff is excellent! I had less than 1 week downtime over my Christmas holiday with minimal pain. Although, I now live in Los Angeles, I plan on returning to Dr. Anthony for an upper blepharoplasty procedure soon! Stay tuned for my before and after photos on Dr. James P. Anthony's Website."- C.C. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2020
"Dr. Anthony performed an upper and lower eyelid lift, nasolabial fold injections, neck thermage and abdominal liposuction for me (I figured as long as I was going to be under general anesthesia, I might as well get everything done at once). I am thrilled with the results. I was able to return to the office and start going out again within a week and a half of the surgery. Within two weeks, people started spontaneously telling me that I looked great -- so relaxed and well rested. It's been about five weeks since I had the procedures, and every day, I feel as if I look even better. Dr. Anthony strives to maintain a natural look -- no one would know I've had these procedures. In my initial consultation, he took his time explaining all of the options, potential risks, likely recovery time, and likely outcomes. After the consultation, he responded to my follow up questions by email, quickly and thoroughly. After the surgery, he checked in with me by phone and by email. His staff is excellent and also a great source of information about the procedures Dr. Anthony performs. I highly recommend him to anyone considering plastic surgery."- C.L. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2020
"Dr. Anthony is a highly skilled and very experienced surgeon. His work is impeccable and results exceed expectations. I have seen Dr. Anthony for a number of procedures including breast lift and augmentation, liposuction, upper eyelid lift and neck lift. I've always been thrilled with my results and surprised at how quickly I heal with minimal discomfort and zero complications. The results are completely natural. Even people who have known me for 20 years have not noticed that I had my eyes done and a neck lift! The only comments people make are "you look great" or ask if I lost weight. Dr. Anthony is kind, patient and answers all questions and his staff is great - very helpful and friendly. I have 100% confidence in him."- C.H. / Yelp / Feb 01, 2020
"I recently had eye lid surgery with Dr. Anthony who had been highly recommended by a friend. Dr. Anthony did not disappoint! I was concerned about looking fake or changing the shape of my eyes but Dr. Anthony listened to my concerns and my eyes turned out perfect. What I love about Dr. Anthony is that he made me look younger but natural, I have seen the same result with my friends who have had procedures with Dr. Anthony. My procedure was painless, short and easy. The staff was friendly and professional and addressed all of my concerns. Dr. Anthony has a great bedside manner, is an excellent surgeon and I will go back for more procedures as needed. A+"- E.M. / Yelp / Dec 03, 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.