If you want to rid yourself of facial wrinkles, but don’t want a facelift, injectable fillers may be the answer. Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus has a wide range on non-surgical, injectable options for patients seeking an alternative to surgery. Although the results will not be the same as a facelift, the effects can range from subtle to dramatic. By just filling the vertical lines around the mouth, and a few fine facial lines, a patient can look years younger. Many patients also choose to combine these procedures with lip augmentation and Botox® injections for a full and youthful appearance.
There are several options for injectable fillers. Fat is a common choice to restore lost volume because it’s easily harvested from almost anywhere on the body with minimal scarring, there’s no risk of allergic reaction, and a portion of the transferred fat will become permanent. Repeat sessions can then be used to tailor the final volume. Dr. Houser and Dr. Kraft also use injectable fillers called Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Volbella/Vollure/Voluma. These work in the same way as fat transfers without the need to transfer fat from another part of the body.
The PermaLip™ implant by SurgiSil™ is a great option for individuals looking for permanent lip volume. The PermaLip™ implant is available in three sizes (3mm, 4mm, and 5mm) and is also matched to the width of the lip. The implants can be placed easily under local anesthetic and only require two small incisions at the corners of the mouth.
“I had the PermaLip implant procedure on July 30th. Dr. Houser went through all options as well as the outcome, cost, and long-term effects. Dr. Houser is not your typical plastic surgeon. He never tried to sell me additional procedures. I left his office feeling good about myself! I had the procedure done in his office while awake. Dr. Houser and his assistant were amazing! They made me feel comfortable and I even laughed during the procedure. I have only good things to say about my overall experience. In the future “after children” I will only work with Dr. Houser! Thank you, Dr. Houser and team for a wonderful experience.
P.S. I love my permanent lip. I’ve always smiled with a fake smile so that my top lip wouldn’t completely disappear. I now smile full teeth every day and I feel pretty. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
A lot of patients elect for injections in nasolabial folds because it’s an easy way to provide a more youthful look. Nasolabial folds are the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the lips. These lines have the tendency to deepen with age and filling them out can have a dramatic effect. An improved appearance is visible almost immediately. Some temporary minor swelling or bruising may appear at the injection sites, and with some fillers, a slightly “over-filled” appearance may be initially present, but these conditions will resolve within a few hours, or at most a few days.
Injectable fillers can also be used in other areas of the face to smooth and soften wrinkles, and plumping areas where volume has been lost. Although fillers will not completely erase wrinkles, most patients are pleasantly surprised and quite pleased with the results.
As a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Houser’s skill and experience means injectable filler procedures are provided in a way that maintains the best, most natural-looking results. Call Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to learning your goals and determining the best injectable option for you.