What is Facial Fillers Surgery?
Facial fillers plump up the creased wrinkles and folds in the face when injected beneath the skin.
Facial fillers can add fullness to the lips and cheeks and may be used in combination with other surgeries. However, facial fillers are not sufficient when smoothing severe lines and wrinkles in the face. Severe lines and wrinkles may be more effectively treated with surgery.
Dermal fillers consist of naturally-derived or synthetic material that is directly injected into the skin to plump the area. Depending on the type of filler used, the effects may last anywhere from six months to two years. For semi-permanent or permanent fillers, the effects can last for five years.
How Does a Facial Filler Procedure Work?
In most cases general, a facial filler procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. The number of injections you receive and the depth of insertion depend on the type of filler you request.
Fortunately, there is minimal pain involved and patients are able to resume their normal activities almost immediately.
The Ideal Candidate
Prior to a facial filler procedure, patients will undergo an initial consultation in order to determine their candidacy. The best candidates for facial fillers are non-smokers with realistic expectations of the results.
How Much Do Facial Fillers Cost?
Before any procedure can be scheduled a consultation must take place, here the medical professional will assess the patients needs and suggest the best procedure to achieve the required results.
Consultation Fee: R1000
(Estimated Price: R4 000/vial)
Facial Fillers Before and After
Facial Fillers Recovery
The recovery time varies from patient to patient and will depend largely on what type of filler is used. It is recommended that patients avoid physical activity for the first 24 – 48 hours to minimize bruising and swelling.
Complications | Risks | Side Effects | Scars
If carried out by a medical professional, the side effects from facial filler procedures are minimal and often subside after a few days.
Temporary Side Effects
It’s common to have some mild side effects for a few hours after having a facial filler procedure. These include:
- An “overfilled” appearance to treated areas
- Swelling or bruising
- Temporary numbness
- Redness or Blue tinge
- Palpable lumps
- Hypersensitivity reaction that can seem like an allergic reaction with hives and swelling
These risks will be fully disclosed and explained by the surgeon, if at any point post surgery a patient suffers from any serious side effects – please consult your surgeon immediately.