While hollow, flat cheeks may have been 90s chic, modern beauty calls for voluminous cheeks that make you look healthy and youthful. Part of the top-selling Juvéderm family of injectable wrinkle fillers, Voluma is specially made to add contour and lift to the cheeks for a natural and more youthful appearance. At her office in Metairie, LA, plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala performs injections of Voluma to address sunken cheeks that are flat and hollow due to genetics, weight loss, or age. With results that last up to two years, Voluma by Juvéderm is an injectable wrinkle filler, which uses hyaluronic acid to help your skin look smoother and feel softer. Schedule a consultation to learn about how Voluma injectable treatments at A Woman Plastic Surgeon can boost your appearance by providing fullness and lift.
Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler that is best for adding contour and lift to your cheeks. Many patients notice decreased volume of their cheeks as they get older or if they have lost a dramatic amount of weight. Some patients may have naturally hollow cheeks and are seeking treatment to plump their mid-face. Women who are pregnant or nursing are not eligible for Voluma injections. Voluma is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients over the age of 21. You will have a consultation to determine if Voluma is the best choice for you. Based on your needs and cosmetic goals, as well as medical history, a personalized treatment plan will be developed.
"Iam in my mid 40's and a mother of one child. I have a very demanding and active job in the medical field. I see woman of all ages complain of the way they look and how their bodies have changed with age, pregnancies and yo- yo dieting. Well I'm one of those women!! Although having one pregnancy it definitely was enough to change my body. I was left with excessive loose skin. Later adding three laparoscopic surgeries, and years of weight loss and weight gain. My tummy became a train wreck!! After years of contemplating surgery I decided it was now time to get my body back. I choose Dr. Mizgala because of her outstanding reputation as a surgeon. I have seen some of her work and talked with patients about their experience and knew she was the Dr. of choice for me. Iam now three months post surgery and feeling wonderful!! I love my new tummy and belly button. I put on a bikini for the first time in over twenty years. My confidence level is higher than it has been in years. For anyone contemplating surgery dont put it off. For me it was a life changing experience."- S. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
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"Dr. Mizgala is Phenomenal! - I recently had a Tummy Tuck / Liposuction procedure done by Dr. Mizgala and I couldn't be more happy with the results. Dr. Mizgala and her staff a great. They made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions no matter how many I asked and believe me I asked a lot of them. I have never experienced a doctors visit as pleasant and professional as the ones I had with her. She will have my..."- L. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2018
"Dr. Mizgala and Her Staff Are the Best in the Business! Dr. Mizgala is the best! I had my initial consultation in August 2018, to discuss excess skin removal on my stomach, back and arms after losing around 140 pounds. I had maintained the weight loss for around 15 years, and my work and financial situation finally made skin removal surgery possible. I knew I was looking at major surgery/ surgeries, and I needed to feel confident and trusting of the person I chose to perform such extensive work on me. I have pre-existing high blood pressure, frequent skin infections and a history of severe nausea and vomiting with anesthesia. I needed a surgeon who appreciated the complexity involved with the amount of skin I needed removed, and who would be able to safely get the results I wanted. I consulted with two other surgeons, and both of those appointments were rushed and quite uninformative. Instead of answering my questions, I was referred to a pamphlet or the internet as I was being shown the door. My consultation with Dr. Mizgala was the exact opposite. I was encouraged and comfortable before I went to the office. Patty, the office manager, was so sweet and helpful when I spoke to her to make my appointment. At the consultation, Dr. Mizgala and I discussed several procedures to get the best results for my body type. She took the time to fully explain the pros and cons of each procedure, the downtime and recovery involved, and the results I could realistically expect. She answered my questions and addressed my concerns with respect and dignity. Together Dr. Mizgala and I came up with a plan of action that would provide the best outcome for me. I never felt rushed or like I was in a sales pitch; I was at ease and I just knew I was in good hands. From that very first day, I have felt safe, comfortable and supported by the entire staff. Every visit since then has just reinforced my feeling of gratitude for having found such a wonderful, caring surgeon and her awesome team. Dr. Mizgala and her staff truly care about their patients’ complete recovery. I had a fleur de lis tummy tuck and radiofrequency assisted liposuction on my neck in November, a bra line back lift in March, and an arm lift in April. I only had one minor wave of nausea between all 3 surgeries; I’ve experienced worse with a 15 minute epidural. I had several feet of incision on my torso and arms with the 3 surgeries. Given my long history of skin infections, it was not surprising that I experienced delayed healing in some areas. Dr. Mizgala saw me every single day, including weekends, and she came to my condo to check on me. She was also a strong advocate in helping me get the care I needed to heal with the best results. I felt her concern and I knew she sincerely cared about my recovery. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. Dr. Mizgala and her team have treated me like family throughout this entire process. I never expected this to be such a life-changing experience, inside and out. Dr. Mizgala and her staff’s encouragement helped me to find self-confidence I didn’t even realize I was missing! They all truly care about their patients’ holistic recovery every step of the way. When my life circumstances allowed me the opportunity to have my excess skin removed, this was mostly about the practicality of getting rid of the physical complications caused by the skin while I was still relatively young. I wanted to be able to exercise without having infections and interference from the extra skin, and I wanted to get the extra weight off my back to help my sciatica and hip pain. I got the practical results I was looking for, but the care, support and encouragement of Dr. Mizgala and her staff have given me so much more. I thought this was going to be the last step in my weight loss journey, but it has turned out to be the start of my new life. I’m not afraid to stand up for myself, which is an incredible and priceless surprise. My friends and family see a huge difference in the way I look and carry myself, physically and mentally. I recently turned 45 years old, and I called it my Re-Birth Day. I knew I would have a significant change in my body, but I never dreamed I would have such an incredible mental and emotional transformation so quickly. I have been reborn as a confident, self-assured woman, and I am excited to think about what’s to come in my new life."- L. / RealSelf / May 09, 2019
"Excellent experience - It has been a few years but she was very patient and kind and really cared about me. Her staff was also great. I still recommend people to her even though it’s been overs 5 years. JoAnn Proctor"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 26, 2019
Once you've had a consultation with Dr. Mizgala, your injection may be scheduled for another day or performed the same day, depending on availability. In our on-site MedSpa, you will sit and relax while your cheek is cleansed before the injections. The injector can also apply a numbing cream to make the procedure less painful if requested. For precision, your injector will mark your face before administering the injections with a fine needle. When the Voluma has been injected, you may notice some swelling and redness, but this usually subsides on its own.
What to Expect
For most patients, the benefits of Voluma treatments are visible immediately and may last about two years. It is rare to develop severe or lasting side effects from Voluma injections, although if you do have questions, concerns, or a reaction, please call A Woman Plastic Surgeon for assistance. The most common side effects are slight redness, irritation, or swelling of the injection site. These symptoms are generally very minor. During your consultation, ask your injector about when to plan your next appointment to either build up or extend the results of Voluma.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Voluma cost?
Your cost for a Voluma treatment can vary, depending on how much product is required to meet your goals. Since Voluma lasts up to two years, you should focus on finding an experienced injector and avoid anywhere offering extremely cheap or knock-off injections. Prior to your first injection, a team member will evaluate your mid-face and listen to your wants before making your custom treatment plan. After this, they can discuss the amount of Voluma that will be needed for your treatment and how much it will cost.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that works to bind water to cells. Along with other functions, it can retain moisture and create fullness in the skin. Like other Juvéderm fillers, Voluma's main ingredient is a synthetic version of HA. When Voluma's hyaluronic acid-based formula is injected into your skin, it can restore fullness to your mid-face. The HA also helps your skin hold moisture so your complexion is softer and healthier compared to before your treatment.
How long do the results from Voluma last?
With optimal treatments, the results of Voluma last for up to two years. You should be able to see improvements from your treatment right away, which will continue to develop over the next few weeks. You may need several Voluma treatments, especially if you are wanting to build up large amounts of volume in your cheeks. During your consultation, your injector will develop your custom Voluma plan and recommend how often you should schedule treatments to achieve and sustain your goals.
Is there any downtime needed after a Voluma treatment?
Following a Voluma injection, you can return to your normal day. However, it is suggested that strenuous activities, like exercise, be avoided for the first 24 hours after your treatment. Your injector will talk about post-treatment instructions to ensure your results last and look great. You may want to apply a cold compress to the injection site(s) to reduce swelling and bruising. Your injector may also advise sleeping with your head propped up by a few pillows. You shouldn't touch your face to prevent spreading the filler to unwanted areas.
What are the possible side effects of Voluma?
Many patients experience mild bruising and swelling at the injection sites for 2 – 4 weeks after their treatment. Other common, temporary side effects include tenderness, firmness, lumps, bumps, redness, discomfort, and itching. If they happen, treatment side effects are usually mild and short-term. If you have any concerns, reactions that last longer than one month, or you develop signs of an infection, contact A Woman Plastic Surgeon.
- Average Cost
- $500 - $650
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 20 Minutes - 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- As Needed
- Procedure Recovery Location
Youthful Contour and Lift
If you need more shape in the apples of your cheeks or lift in your mid-face area, learn more about Voluma by Juvéderm at A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA. Make an appointment to see plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala for an evaluation of your skin and a customized plan that may include Voluma injections, other Juvéderm dermal fillers, or advanced skin treatments to help you attain a youthful, radiant appearance.