It is unfortunate how time can affect the appearance. The skin may lose its natural elasticity and collagen stores, developing fine lines and deep creases. Fat stores, which give the face healthy volume, also decline with age. Coupled with the effects of smoking, stress, sun damage, and genetics, your face can suddenly look years older than you really are. However, Virginia Beach’s most trusted plastic surgeon, Dr. Kyle Choe has an answer to the aging face: the Volume Lift. Without surgery, a lengthy recovery, or risk of serious complications, the Volume Lift at The Choe Center can smooth wrinkles, restore lost facial volume, and enhance the lips/jawline.
Volume Lift Procedure at The Choe Center
The Volume Lift was designed to rejuvenate the appearance by focusing on the natural ‘V’ shape of the face. The technique, similar to a liquid facelift, centers on the organic structure of the face, from the chin to the temples. Using this as his template, Dr. Choe employs the most innovative selection of dermal fillers and muscle-paralyzing Botox to create a youthful, refreshed look.
The Volume Lift will:
- Help with fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Fill in facial grooves/scars
- Restore volume to the cheeks
- Eliminate hollows and dark circles under the eyes
- Plump lips
- Define the jawline
Ideal Candidate for the Volume Lift
If you are frustrated with the early signs of aging, then a Volume Lift at The Choe Center may be right for you. Anyone with declining facial volume under the eyes or along the cheeks, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, can benefit from the technique. Ideal candidates will be in good health, understand the Volume Lift technique, and hold realistic expectations for the final results. A consultation at The Choe Center can help you decide if a Volume Lift is right for you.
Your Volume Lift Consultation
Prior to scheduling a Volume Lift, a private consultation will be scheduled with Dr. Choe. At this time, he will perform an evaluation of the skin and facial structures, then review your medical history. Dr. Choe will explain in detail the components of the Volume Lift. He will use before/after photographs of his recent Volume Lift patients to assist in visualizing your potential results. Dr. Choe will go over the benefits and the limitations of injectables, as well as the potential risks from treatment. Together, it will be decided if a Volume Lift is the best technique to achieve your desired results.
Volume Lift Procedure
The Volume Lift is performed in one of The Choe Center’s comfortable, private treatment rooms. Depending on the individual treatment plan, each procedure will take from 30-45 minutes. While injectables are not considered painful, Dr. Choe can include a topical anesthetic for greater patient comfort. After the anesthetic has been applied, Dr. Choe will apply the dermal fillers or Botox to the predetermined target areas using a small needle. Once the desired correction has been achieved, patients are free to return to their normal routines.
Recovery and Results From a Volume Lift
There is no downtime needed after a Volume Lift, so you will be back to your usual routine in less than an hour. Results from your Volume Lift can be seen immediately. Depending on the extent of correction and the specific injectables used, the benefits will continue to improve over the following several weeks. Results from fillers can be noticed right away. As swelling resolves, and the body’s collagen production is triggered, the benefits will continue to improve and last for up to a year. Botox will take one to two weeks for best results and can last for three to four months.
Potential Complications From the Volume Lift
Side effects from dermal fillers and Botox include mild redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, and itching. More serious complications, such as nerve damage or excessive muscle relaxation are rare. Dr. Choe utilizes his extensive experience in injectables to create a safe, personalized, and effective procedure.
More on the Volume Lift at The Choe Center
Dr. Kyle Choe brings close to 15 years of experience to each patient at The Choe Center. Focusing solely on procedures for the face and neck, Dr. Choe provides the safest and most effective surgical and noninvasive techniques available today. For more information on the Volume Lift, contact his Virginia Beach office at 757.389.5850.