Many patients will come to our Manhattan plastic surgery center seeking improvement to the cheek area and the mid-face region. Over time, as a natural result of aging, the cheeks can lose volume and create a sagging appearance that droops into the lower portion of the face. Approved by the FDA, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid injectable facial filler that works great to give the cheeks a nonsurgical "lift" by temporarily adding volume to the mid-face. Dr. Aston and his physician assistant Alix use Voluma to restore the fullness of the cheeks, while at the same time addressing the nasolabial folds from above. Voluma is manufactured by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX® and Juverderm. While the results can last up to a 2 years, for some patients a more permanent solution may be considered. Dr. Aston will discuss all of the alternatives, including using silicone cheek implants, fat grafting, or a facelift, to create the desired look, as well as meet the goal of the patient.
"Outstanding doctor and staff I cant say enough about Dr Aston's skills as a surgeon and an artist. I cant wait to see the final results after the stitches are out He is so professional and so caring. After consulting with many plastic surgeons, I am so happy I chose him"- J.M. / Google / May 29, 2016
"The Best - Myself and my wife has used Dr. Aston for 2 years now will never under any circumstances go anywhere eles. We have to travel across the country to see them snd would not consider gong anywhere else. Him and his complete staff are 100 percent dedicated. In my opinion he is the best plastic surgeon there is. I could not find anything negative to say."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 04, 2018
"Five Stars - Dr. Aston and his team are just superb. The team is professional, caring and just overall great!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 18, 2018
"Facial Surgery with Dr Sherrell Aston - Cheek Implants, Buccal Fat Reduction, Periorbital Fat Graft - I had surgery with Dr Sherrell Aston exactly one week ago. He performed cheek implants, buccal fat reduction and and fat grafting under my eyes. I was a little surprised at the size of the implants as I expected them to be medium malars but instead are small malars, but that's something that is decided during the surgery and I guess you just have to trust the doctors aesthetic. Right now,..."- O. / RealSelf / Jul 18, 2018
"Entirely positive experience in every respect. Dr, Aston's expertise, professional skill, and interpersonal manner instilled confidence and, so far (only 9 days after surgery), I am very happy with the results. Dr. Aston's outstanding nurses and medical staff have made my recovery much easier than I had anticipated."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jul 09, 2018
What to Expect
Voluma is injected into the deep facial tissues with fine needles, so some patients may experience some minor pain from the needlestick. Numbing creams may be applied on the injection site to ease the patient’s discomfort. Patients also have the option to use lidocaine, which is mixed with the Voluma solution, to help provide anesthetic effects in and around the area. A treatment may last up to 30 minutes. Patients will be able to return to daily activities after several hours. There may be some swelling, redness and tenderness around the cheeks, which will subside after a few days. Results are readily evident and can last up to 2 years.
Is Hyaluronic Acid Natural?
Voluma's main ingredient is a hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance in the body. Its main function is cell hydration, and with its cross-linking abilities, it is generally useful in helping facial areas that lack volume. Over time, the gel substance breaks down and is absorbed naturally by the body without any side effects.
Those who seek improved volume in the cheeks may consider Voluma as a noninvasive solution. The lack of cheek volume may be due to aging or the patient’s natural facial structure. A consultation will determine if Voluma is the right option for you.
How long is recovery?
Patients may resume normal activities immediately following Voluma injections. No strenuous activities should be performed for 24 hours.
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