This question is frequently asked, so I spend a significant amount of time in consultation helping my patients understand the specifics of how I place facial fillers. When filler is placed accurately and in harmony with your natural facial structure, I explain why the skin should not be overstretched and become loose. I’ll talk about how I use fillers in my practice, and how I make a point of showing my patients the anatomy that is important for understanding how I place fillers.
Do Fillers Ruin Your Face?
After the fillers have been metabolized, your appearance will be the same as if nothing had been done, not worse because you had filler placed.
Every day in my practice, I perform filler treatments for upper and lower eyelid hollowing, lip enhancement, facial lines, and acne scars. My experience as a facelift and facial implant surgeon also allows me to place long-lasting hyaluronic acid filler at the bone level. I use this Structural Volumizing technique to define the cheeks, jawline, and chin. By using this method, my patients appear more balanced rather than bloated and pillowy. [ Related reading: What Causes “Pillow Face” from Fillers, and How to Avoid it ]
Face Fillers Before and After
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Importance of Filler Placing Technique to Avoid Overfilling or Stretched Face
Cheek Volume Enhancement
Approach to Filler Placement
The bone structure is comparable to the framework that supports your home. So I approach filler placement from the bone structure, using blunt cannulas at the bone level to deliver long-lasting hyaluronic acid fillers. This provides excellent support and definition to the skin beneath, but it is not the most commonly used approach.
Fillers are overly placed just beneath the skin to compensate for the expected spread of the fillers beyond the intended placement location. This causes people to appear bloated.
Achieving Natural-Looking Features
Conclusion: Understanding and Expecting Results
If you are unable to continue with filler placement after the fillers have been metabolized, your appearance will be the same as if you had done nothing, not worse because you had filler placed. It all comes down to knowing what features you want to improve, knowing the method being used, and the expected results.
Dermal Fillers Manhattan NYC and Long Island, New York
Dr Amiya Prasad is a Board-certified cosmetic surgeon and Fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic & reconstructive surgeon. He’s been in practice in Manhattan and Long Island for over 25 years. He performs filler treatments every day in his practice. To schedule a consultation, fill out the form below, or you may call any of our offices at (212) 265-8877 in Manhattan, New York City; or Garden City, Long Island at (516) 742-4636; or Vienna, Virginia at (703) 356-1336.