About Voluma XC
Thin and deflated cheeks can be the result of natural aging, genetics, or a traumatic event. This lack of volume can greatly detract from your appearance and the overall structure of your facial features. Voluma XC, offered at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY, is composed of hyaluronic acid and fills in the flattened skin, adding volume and moisture back into the apples of your cheeks. Instead of resorting to a surgical cheek implant operation, plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi can discuss with you the possibility of using Voluma injections as an alternative. There is no downtime associated with the procedure, and you can see long-lasting results that may outweigh the outcome of surgery. Contact our office today to learn more.
Ideal candidates for Voluma XC will have:
- Sunken facial features
- Good skin elasticity
- Aging skin
- Overall good health
"This is the best place to go hands down! The Doctor and Staff always went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and happy. I even get text and calls from their Nurce's before surgery just to check in to see if I had questions and post op to see how I am. Thank you thank you so much! I really look forward to doing more here and I'm even more happy about my results =) thanks for making this a fun and smooth process you all are amazing! This is the most skilled plastic surgon around here guaranteed I wouldent evem consider anyone else."- C.W. / Google / Oct 25, 2018
"Dr. Mizuguchi and his staff are wonderful. In July of 2019 I had my consultation appointment. The moment my husband and I walked in, I knew I was in good hands. Kristy and Dr. Mizuguchi answered all of my questions and answered questions I hadn’t even thought of yet. Fast forward to October 2019. I had breast augmentation surgery. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. After breast feeding 3 little ones throughout the past 6 years, it was nice to have a small ‘mom makeo...ver’ to feel beautiful again. He even called later the night of surgery to check on me and see how things were going. I unfortunately had an allergic reaction to either the pain meds or antibiotic but him and his staff were on top of it and had it taken care of right away. Everything has been a 5 star from day one of calling their practice. I highly recommend Dr. Mizuguchi and his staff!"- C.K. / Facebook / Jan 04, 2020
"Dr. Mizuguchi and his entire staff are truly amazing. They all give off positive vibes & really care about the experiences they provide. I am almost 3 weeks post op (breast augmentation). They’ve made me feel at ease with decisions, asking questions, and the overall care they provide. I am beyond happy with my choice in Dr Mizuguchi, and would absolutely recommend him to anyone. He most definitely exceeded my expectations, all while making the entire process so smooth! I honestly couldn’t be any happier with my results and feel so much better about myself!!!"- C.W. / Facebook / Dec 11, 2019
"OMG... I never thought I would be someone who needed this procedure. - After my 3rd and 4th babies were delivered I realized my body would never be the same. I had twins. It was rough on my body. Over the last 18 years, I tried everything to gain core strength. Nothing worked and now I realize why. I had a very large open area in my upper abd. Muscles. I remember taking up pilates and yoga thinking it would help. Both made it even worse. I also did triathlons . I understand the reason I was unable to run after I swam and biked.I understand my body mechanics better. Wow, I wish I had done this years ago. I really did not want to resort to surgery. If others go through the same as me I hope they find a good surgeon . Some of my friends understand what I have been through and some think I I did it for looks. Looking good is a benefit from this surgery. But my core strength was more important.I had started having back injuries that kept getting worse. The more I hurt my back the less I could do physically. It was getting harder to go for walks. Thank you to the staff and doctor for encouraging me to go forward with this procedure. I hope other women who have the same issues seek good surgeons. Having babies is hard on our bodies . I had twins and it was even harder. Pros I finally have answers to my abd. Issues. Cons it is still a surgery."- S. / RealSelf / Dec 10, 2019
"I can’t say enough about Dr. Mizuguchi and everyone in his office. They are friendly and helpful and guide you through your surgery from start to finish. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of my breast reduction and lift. He did an amazing job and my only regret is that I didn’t do the surgery 10 years ago. He is professional and genuinely a great person, taking the time to put his patient at ease. I would highly recommend a consultation with Dr. Mizuguchi if you are considering having anything done for yourself. My results are wonderful!!"- K.F. / Healthgrades / Dec 09, 2019
What to Expect
Before Voluma injections, numbing cream may be applied to the injection sites to minimize your discomfort, but you should feel very little pain during your treatment. Our plastic surgeon will carefully inject Voluma into the needed areas of the face in as little as ten minutes. You may return to your normal activities as soon as you feel able with minimal swelling, discoloration, and tenderness. You will see some results right away, but it usually takes about seven days before the filler settles into the cheeks for your final results. The effects of Voluma can last up to two years, but you should talk to Dr. Mizuguchi about when to reschedule for continued effects.
The injection site will be properly cleaned and prepped before Voluma XC is injected. Dr. Mizuguchi will use a thin needle to inject the appropriate amount of filler into the apples of the cheeks until the desired fullness is achieved. He may then massage the area to make sure the product is evenly distributed.
After Voluma, you may experience swelling, tenderness, firmness, or the appearance of lumps/bumps in the treatment site. You can expect the side effects to last 2 – 4 weeks. For the first 24 hours after a treatment, you should refrain from strenuous exercise and avoid excessive exposure to the sun. You may choose to receive a touch-up treatment about one month after the initial treatment to obtain desired goals. Results should last for two years — after then, additional treatments may be needed.
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Fuller Facial Features
If you're not ready for surgical implants but you still want to add volume to your flattened cheeks, then Voluma XC can be an effective way to achieve fuller facial features. Contact our Louisville, KY office today to learn more about this hyaluronic acid filler.