What is Voluma?
Voluma is an FDA-approved filler gel most commonly used for plumping your cheeks. As we age, we lose some volume in the mid-face. While some individuals will opt to have cheek implants at Plastic Surgery of Houston, Voluma is a painless, nonsurgical alternative performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Shenaq, to lift and restore your cheeks. This injectable filler contours the face and creates a younger, smoother facial appearance. Voluma injections can last for about 2 years. Created by the same makers of Juvederm, it helps to resolve the signs of aging and can be administered to patients 21 years of age or older in our Houston or Sugar Land, TX offices.
Voluma is injected through a tiny needle directly into the marked injection sites on the face. The dermatologist will inject the filler layer by layer until the desired contour has been achieved. Prior to the injection, a numbing agent will be applied to the skin so that the patient does not feel any major discomfort. The appointment typically lasts about an hour.
"I met Dr Shenaq when my best friend had breast cancer. He took so much time to carefully explain the procedure to her. I was so impressed with this surgeon that when I came down with breast cancer in my left breast I immediately made my appointment with Dr. Shenaq. I had a double skin sparing mastectomy with reconstruction, and yes this plastic surgeon did a phenomenal job! Dr. Shenaq and his staff took such good care of me, they are very understanding, and really care about you. I could not be happier with the outcome of my surgery. Westside surgical center is where my surgery took place. If you want phenomenal patient care, this is the place to be. Dr. Shenaq with his particular care, really made me look and feel good about myself quickly."- L.M. / Yelp / Nov 03, 2015
"I was introduced to Dr. Shenaq after being diagnosed w/ breast cancer. I had a unilateral mastectomy & my remaining 'good' breast was equipped with a 23 year old implant. Dr. Shenaq definitely had his work cut out for him to fix me up & make me look symmetrical again. Not only did he replace what the cancer had taken, he fixed the good breast with a new implant. This man is a genius and an absolute perfectionist! His caring nature is unmatched. I look better now than before my diagnosis!"- S. / Healthgrades / May 29, 2018
"I had my Breast Cancer in 2011 Dr.Shenaq was the one who helped me with all my fears he said “your going to be just fine” he reconstructed me by taking my belly fat and used that to reconstruct my breast. I had a double mastectomy and people are still amazed at his excellent work. Thank you so much Dr.Shenaq.?"- M.F. / Facebook / Feb 27, 2018
"Dr. Shenaq and his whole team are awesome !!!!!!!!"- L.J. / Facebook / Jan 26, 2018
"Dr. Shenaq and his staff have been a Godsend! Dr. Shenaq is doing my reconstruction surgery after a cancer diagnosis. He has been awesome! On my first visit he consulted with my husband and I until we had no more questions or concerns. He made sure I understood what was being done throughout the entire process. He answered all of my questions. He has been comforting, professional, extremely competent and the reconstruction looks fantastic! It is a work of art! It is more than I ever expected!His staff is so warm, caring and kind as well as professional! These ladies rock!I came here very frightened and insecure and now I am confident and very grateful because of the experience I have had. I am so happy I came here and I would encourage anyone who needs reconstruction to come to Dr. Shenaq! You will not be disappointed."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 13, 2017
Voluma is appropriate for any candidate who seeks to add volume to their cheeks due to aging or mid-face, facial sagging. Voluma enhances the overall appearance of the face and adds a youthful essence, essentially providing patients with a liquid facelift. This procedure is perfect for patients who desire mid-face volume but are not wanting surgery. Patients should speak to a dermatologist to determine an appropriate treatment plan.
What to Expect
Patients should expect to see immediate results following their Voluma injection. Patients may experience some swelling and redness, as well as tenderness on and around the cheek area, however, this will go away after a few hours. Exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours after the injections. Patients will notice a fuller, smoother, younger-looking complexion and a naturally lifted look. These results typically last up to 2 full years in most patients.
Plan Your Procedure
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If you are experiencing sagging in the cheek area or within the mid-face, we encourage you to call our dermatology office and learn about the nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments we offer. Treatments like Voluma can help create a younger looking appearance, as well as allow you to avoid surgery. During your consultation, we will create a tailored treatment plan to address your aesthetic goals and concerns.