We see ads like this one for Juvederm and wonder “is a filler for me?”  Two new fillers offer beautiful results…

and are reversible if needed.

Fillers are a way for some women to  plump up the apples of cheeks or to smooth tiny lines around the lips.

I asked Real Jane Editor and internationally known plastic surgeon Dr. Rod Rohrich a few questions recently about the latest in what’s available for women, and men, to choose from.

Dr. Rohrich, are there any new fillers out there that have different or better results?

Jane, Voluma is new to the market and excellent for deep cheek augmentation.  Also, Restylane Silk is a new fine line filler. Both are safe and reversible if needed, and this is key.

What are the areas where fillers produce the best results and what fillers do you recommend?

Depends on where you need it. Voluma produces nice results for the cheeks, Juvederm is soft and best for the lips. I like Restylane Silk for fine lines around the lip area.

If  a woman is considering spending money on fillers, what areas do you think she should consider first?

The best place for most women to start is around the mouth and lip area, and then the cheeks, as those are the places that people tend to look first.

How often do you need to repeat a filler?

Most fillers now last over 6 to 9 months.

Why should someone spend the money to have a filler done at a place like Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, where the procedure may be slightly more expensive, when fillers are now available at cheaper prices at numerous places?

Jane, it is so important, you want to have a true expert do it so that you get the right filler in the right place and prevent disasters. I see fillers done wrong every day of the week and it is very sad.  Fillers need to be done by a board certified plastic surgeon, dermatologist, facial plastic surgeon who has specific training in the use of each of these fillers.  This is the most important thing I can tell your readers, be safe and know who is doing the injecting.



Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is an internationally known surgeon and innovative leader/educator in plastic surgery. His interests span the entire spectrum of plastic surgery, from craniomaxillofacial surgery to aesthetic surgery, and have resulted in over 700 peer reviewed scientific articles. He served as President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest society of board certified plastic surgeons in the world. Dr. Rohrich has been a Visiting Professor to over 150 organizations/societies and chaired over 100 plastic surgery educational symposia worldwide.

Dr. Rohrich received his medical degree from Baylor University College of Medicine; completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, and did further specialty training in pediatric plastic surgery at the Radcliffe Infirmary/Oxford University and hand/microvascular surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rohrich has received the top prestigious national research, teaching and distinguished service awards from plastic surgery professional societies. He is Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the most prestigious peer reviewed medical journal in the world for plastic surgeons.

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