Voluma, part of the Juvéderm family, is an injectable filler approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to restore volume to areas of the face. Voluma is made with hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that is found naturally in the skin for moisture and elasticity. With age, the natural supply of HA decreases and areas of the face, such as the apples of the cheeks, begin to deflate and sag. Midlothian, VA facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Matthew Bridges M.D. FACS uses Voluma injections on his patients over 21 years old to instantly plump and lift the cheeks for a more youthfully contoured face. Voluma is also used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, especially in the areas around the mouth and nose.
"Now six months post-op, and absolutely thrilled with my result - I spent early a year researching before deciding on Dr. Bridges for my rhinoplasty, so I wanted to pay it forward and share my experience to help others who are searching for the perfect surgeon. I had my closed rhinoplasty done with Dr. Bridges over 6 months ago and I am absolutely in love with my new nose.After my first consultation with Dr. Bridges, I knew he was the right surgeon and scheduled my nose job days later. His work as an ENT put me at ease, because he not only has an eye for aesthetics, but he regularly fixes and restores breathing problems in his patients. I also was drawn to the fact that he exclusively performs closed (scarless) rhinoplasties, because it causes less trauma to the tissues in the nose. He took time to listen to me and understand what bothered me about my nose, and gave me exactly what I wished for- a nose that is feminine, refined, and still looks like I was born with it. Despite performing an osteotomy (breaking the nasal bones) and filing down the hump in my nose, most of my bruising subsided within 4 days of my operation. I have a very low pain tolerance, and I was surprised that the recovery was as easy as it was. A few Tylenol for the first few days was enough to manage the discomfort, and the worst part was just the stuffiness and inability to breathe through my nose. I am now six months post-op, and absolutely thrilled with my result! Dr. Bridges created a nose that perfectly fits the rest of my features, while maintaining a look that is so natural, no one would ever know that I've had work done. The nose he gave me is the nose that I truly feel like I was meant to have all along. I would chose Dr. Bridges a thousand times again, he is a true artist and incredibly caring, talented, and skilled. Thank you for everything, Dr. Bridges!"- E. / RealSelf / Jul 04, 2022
"Look no further- the BEST!"- A.B. / Google / Jun 28, 2022
"I LOVE what the microneedling has done for my skin - the tone and texture is unbelievable. Thanks for introducing me to Circadia, too - Love all the products you recommended. Amazing......."- LC / Office Visit / Mar 19, 2014
"100000000/10 experience! If you want a surgeon and TEAM to be above and beyond for an affordable price. This is your go to spot. My only complaint was one of their front desk ladies, they were rude as **** every time I had to come in to the office. But she did not stop me from giving a wonderful review. The hospital that I had my surgery at had out of this world staff from start to finish. Will forever recommend his office."- K.S. / Google / May 24, 2023
"I’m blown away, pun intended. From the moment Dr. Shaia recommended Bridges, I have felt that my level of care was akin to what the president receives. The expertise and confidence that Dr. Bridges possesses is unmatched in my opinion. I did zero research on my procedures until post-op. What an amazingly barbaric and frightening process. Hammers and chisels and scalpels and forceps oh my! His staff couldn’t be more helpful and compassionate. From the scheduling to the post op appointment, this crew is stellar and top notch. Bravo! I do hope I never have to see them again, but, if I do, I definitely. Thank you Dr. Bridges!!"- L.R. / Google / Mar 31, 2023
What to Expect
Using a think syringe, the cosmetic surgeon injects Voluma into the apex, apple and hollow of the patient’s cheek. Results are immediate, and can last up to 2 years. Side effects are considered mild to moderate, and can last between 2 and 4 weeks. The most common side effects are tenderness, swelling, firmness, bumps, bruising, redness, itching or discoloration at the injection site.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
This is a naturally occurring substance that helps bind water to cells. Its cross-linking abilities help provide lifting capacity, which restores volume in the cheeks and mid-face.
The plastic surgeon will help you create a unique treatment plan during your consultation. With extensive experience in a wide array of different fillers and relaxers, the cosmetic surgeon may include a combination of different fillers and techniques to achieve the desired results.
There is no downtime after a Voluma treatment. Patients can return to their normal activities, but it is suggested that patients avoid strenuous activities for the first 24 hours after any injectable filler treatments.
The results can be seen immediately, and can last up to 2 years. The duration of the results depends on the area being treated, and the rate the patient’s tissue breaks down the filler.
Plan Your Procedure
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