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Dermal Fillers

 

Dermal fillers can be used as injections to restore volume if areas are deficient, such as cheeks, and enhance existing features, such as lips or nose. Newer ranges allow it to improve fine lines and hydrate the skin.

Mr Souéid only uses recommends using Juvederm fillers that are temporary synthetic fillers made from hyaluronic acid fillers.  Juvederm products are made by Allergan and have been used for a very long time and have a good safety record.  Mr Souéid does not use synthetic long lasting or permanent fillers for his patients’ safety. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved if there is a problem, other longer lasting and permanent products cannot.

 Duration – 30 – 45 Minutes

 Hospital stay – Outpatient

 Costs – from £300

 Return to work – Immediately

 Location – London, Birmingham, Manchester, Beirut, Doha

FAQ’s

Why choose Mr Souéid?

Mr Souéid is an experienced plastic surgeon in aesthetic medicine. He is fully trained in delivering  dermal fillers safely and also in advanced techniques such as under eye treatments, noses and vaginal enhancements using fillers. He also is one of a few plastic surgeons trained in using the MD Codes system of delivering dermal filler treatments.

Will I look very different or over treated?

No. Mr Souéid is trained in facial assessment. Your treatment will be as you desire and in proportion to your existing features.

Where in my body can I have fillers?

You can fillers in many parts of the body. The commonest areas are lips and cheeks. Other advanced areas that Mr Souéid preforms are:

  • Under eyes
  • Nose non-surgical rhinoplasty
  • Smoker lines
  • Forehead enhancement
  • Chin enhancement
  • Vaginal reshaping
  • 8-point lift
  • Brow lift
  • Liquid face lift

How long do dermal fillers last?

The beauty of the Juvederm range is that it has a wide variety of products. How long they last depends on the type of product.  The softer range such as Volbella or Juvederm 3 last about 6-9 months.  The intermediate ones such as Juverderm 4 or Volift last between 9-12 months.  The thicker products such as Voluma can last up to 18 months.  These are just rough guides as it also depends where the filler is injected.  Your body may also break down the products more quickly.

What about fat as a filler?

Autologous fat as a filler can produce long lasting or even permanent results.  Initially after the procedure around 20% to 30% of the fat will get absorbed by the body.

What is a vial or a syringe and how many will I need?

A vial or syringe is what the filler comes in ready to be delivered. You will need at least one vial, commonly 2-3, and for more advanced cases more. The treatments can be done in same day or staged.

What are the MD Codes?

The MD Codes are a new development in filler treatments, and it focuses on a pattern on treating each area, to deliver predicable results, with less products, resulting in a natural look at a lower cost to the patient.

Does Mr Souéid do Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (Nose reshaping)?

Yes. Mr Souéid is one of the leading figures in this field. He has experience in shaping the nose using fillers in all ethnic groups. He uses high grade Juvederm Voluma fillers for the process, which is done as an outpatient procedure. The results can last up to 24 months.

What are the risks with fillers?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world.  They are relatively safe and complications are uncommon.  The potential risks with fillers include:

Bruising, Swelling, Bleeding

It is normal to get some swelling after any filler treatment and this usually takes a few days to settle.  Some patients may like the initial volume after treatment that reduces after a few days so they think the filler has dissolved but this is actually the swelling improving.  Some patients may experience bruising or bleeding which is can be related to medication being taken.  Some medicines such as aspirin and herbel supplements can increase your risk of bleeding and bruising.  It is important you inform Mr Souéid of any regular medications or supplements being taken.

Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid products are vary rare.  If you have a history of severe allergic reactions or anaphylaxis then you should not have the treatment.

Asymmetry

All patients have some degree of asymmetry and fillers are often used to try and correct asymmetries.  Some patients will, however, notice slight asymmetries after treatment as they become more aware and scrutinize their face more after treatment.

Nodules or Granulomas

These are uncommon with hyaluronic fillers but can occur.  Granulomas are lumps that form as a reaction to a foreign substance in the body.  These are more common with permanent fillers and certain types of temporary fillers.  If lumps form with hyaluronic acid fillers they can often be dissolved with an injection of hyalase.  Granulomas from other fillers may need surgical removal.

Migration

Sometimes fillers can migrate or move from the area of injection to the surrounding area.  This can be caused by rubbing or injury to the area.

Infection

Infections are uncommon after these treatments.

Tissue Necrosis

Necrosis or death of the skin is a rare complication of filler injections.  This occurs if the filler blocks tiny blood vessels or if the pressure from the filler reduces the blood supply to the skin.

Blindness

There are a few reports of blindness following filler injections.  This is a very rare complication with about 100 cases worldwide.  This arises when filler enters the bloodstream around the face and travels to the vessels in the back of the eye.