Oklahoma City cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin are proud to offer one of the latest injectable treatments that allow patients to experience a mid-face "lift" without surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates. The FDA-approved dermal filler, Voluma, can restore a youthful look to a patient's cheek bone by adding definition to hollow cheeks, where volume has been lost due to weight lost or aging. This injectable is administered inside the Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates office in Oklahoma City. During the procedure the filler is injected into the cheek area to produce volume, which creates a fuller, more lifted cheek appearance. While the filler adds volume, it’s also effective in correcting lines and wrinkles around the cheek area with results lasting up to two years.
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"I was nervous for my consultation but they made me feel very comfortable. All of my questions were answered and I feel confident about my choice in implants! I’m excited for my surgery!"- L.H. / Google / May 20, 2023
"Dr. Courtney Caplin is truly amazing and has so much talent! CSA was the third cosmetic surgery facility I received a consult from as I had done extensive research on procedures and doctors in the OKC area and out of state. The entire process was so simple, I shared my insecurities with my consult nurse and what my goals were. She was very honest and gave me so much feedback, she was very attentive and truly listened to what I wanted. She made me feel so comfortable the entire time. I was given so much information and was sent home with information on their surgeons, I hands down chose Dr. Courtney, her credentials and stats are top notch and not to mention her belly buttons are the cutest!! I was scheduled within 8 weeks from my consult. CSA has many financing options and they were all very easy. Day of surgery I was very nervous, but the moment I went back everyone on my surgical team made me feel at ease. Recovery was so much easier than I expected, I had a full tummy tuck with a muscle repair and liposuction. The worst part was my back pain from being hunched over. During my recovery, my body rejected some of my sutures and naturally, I was freaking out, but CSA was incredible giving me proper wound care instructions and seeing my every week until I was over the hump of healing. Let me tell you, not all plastic surgeons are like that and I speak from experience from my breast reduction. I am about 15 weeks post op and I love my results already and wouldn’t change a thing. Their slogan of “Confidence is priceless”, couldn’t be more accurate. Thank you again Dr Courtney, you’ve given me so much!!!"- K.H. / Google / May 11, 2023
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"I was surprised how quickly they could take me on as a patient. Financing the operation was a simple process. The surgery went well and the result looks nice, even better than I had imagined. I have a lower than average tolerance for pain and ended up needing more pain medication than is normally given for this procedure. Dr. Naveen was able to relieve my pain without having prescribe narcotics. I can return to work soon and I'm feeling so much more comfortable in my own skin and I don't have to focus on my loose, flabby areas anymore. It's hard to describe what a relief having this surgery is. Eventhough there is some pain involved, it was well worth it. Can't thank Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates enough for putting up with me. thank you! I'm very grateful!"- K.E. / Google / Apr 06, 2023
"From the moment I walked in and started my consultation, I felt so comfortable. Every single staff member I spoke to was kind and attentive. A breast augmentation consult has the potential to be a little awkward (so I experienced at a previous establishment), but not at CSA. I was able to comfortably discuss and show the surgeon and nurse what I wanted to achieve and ask all the questions. I schedule my surgery that day. Sarah, helped with the financing consult and was beyond supportive. Not only did she provide support before but evens two weeks post op she is answering all my questions. She is a truly wonderful person who was meant for that job and goes above and beyond. I chose Dr. kaplin to do my surgery and met with her right before because I had a change of mind and wanted to increase my implant size last minute. She was very open and helpful with this. I took in her advice and I was able to decide on what larger implant I wanted. She never made me feel like a pain and listened to what I wanted and gave me what I wanted. Looked through photos with me and discusses options. Post op, my results I am beyond happy with! It has been two weeks post op and I don’t have a single regret! There were so many Cheerful and great ladies, I can’t even name them all. Thank you so much CSA!"- C.R. / Google / Mar 14, 2023
What to Expect
Voluma is injected into the skin with fine needles, so some patients may experience some minor pain from the initial prick. Numbing creams may be applied on the injection site to ease the patient’s discomfort. Patients also have the option to use lidocaine, which is mixed with the Voluma solution, to help provide anesthetic effects in and around the area. A treatment may last up to 30 minutes. Patients will be able to return to daily activities after several hours. There may be some swelling, discoloration and tenderness around the cheeks, but will subside after a few days. Results are readily evident, and can last up to 2 years.
Compared to other injectable fillers, Voluma tends to cost more because the formulation is more advanced. One advantage of choosing Voluma is its results last longer (an average of 2 years). The price for a full syringe is around $1,000. However, a single treatment is more likely to use more than a single syringe. A session may use betweem 2 and 6 syringes, which means patients can expect to pay between $2,000 to $6,000 per session, depending on the patient’s cosmetic goals.
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Is Hyaluronic Acid Natural?
Hyaluronic acid, Voluma’s main ingredient, is derived from natural substances found in the human body. Its main function is cell hydration, and with its cross-linking abilities, it is generally useful in helping facial areas that lack volume. Over time, the gel substance breaks down and is absorbed naturally by the body without any side effects.
Those who seek improved volume in the cheeks may consider Voluma as a noninvasive solution. The lack of cheek volume may be due to aging or the patient’s natural facial structure. The provider will be able to recommend if Voluma is the best option during the initial consultation.
How Long Is Recovery?
Right after treatment, patients will be able to resume to their normal routine with restriction on strenuous activities or any movement that may put pressure on the treated area. It may take up to 1 week before the dermal filler settles within the cheek pockets.
Among dermal fillers available in the market today, Voluma can last up to 2 years or longer. Reinjection varies as patients’ bodies process and break down hyaluronic acid at different rates.
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