Terry opts for an injectable facelift to rejuvenate her look.

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Name: Terry

Procedure: Injectable facelift using Bellafill Injections

Performed by: Dr. Philip Solomon

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ELEVATE: What procedure did you have done?

Terry: I received Bellafill injections in several areas of my face.

ELEVATE: What made you decide on getting this procedure done?

Terry: Finding myself on the job market again, I wanted to put my best face forward, so to speak. The new look has boosted my confidence and I feel better about tackling those challenges than I did last week.

ELEVATE: What did you experience during your procedure and recovery?

Terry: There was some discomfort during the procedure, but it was minimal. It is now a day later and there is some bruising and a little swelling, but nothing that would keep me from going about my day-to-day activities.

ELEVATE: How did you feel about your new look after the procedure?

Terry: Totally elated. The results were evident immediately and they were awesome!    

ELEVATE: What advice do you have for people thinking of getting facial injectables?

Terry: If you are thinking about it, research it, be realistic in your expectations, then call Dr. Solomon and let him work his magic. You will not be disappointed.

ASK THE DOCTOR

Dr. Philip Solomon, MD, FRCSC
otolaryngologist head and neck surgeon
Dr. Solomon’s Nasal and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
solomonfacialplastic.com

ELEVATE: What procedure did you perform on Terry?

Dr. Solomon: A Bellafill treatment was performed on Terry to restore facial volume and to reshape the facial regions that are showing signs of aging.

ELEVATE: Why was Terry a good candidate for this procedure?

Dr. Solomon: Terry was a good candidate for Bellafill because she had lost volume in multiple facial regions. She had already tried temporary dermal fillers in the past and was interested in achieving long-term correction without having to undergo surgery. Lastly, Terry was looking to maintain a natural looking result which can be achieved with Bellafill treatments unlike other dermal fillers that may cause a puffy and overcorrected look.

ELEVATE: What can patients expect during the procedure?

Dr. Solomon: Patients can expect to experience minimal pain during the procedure and minor swelling and bruising immediately post treatment which may last several days. It is important to note that Bellafill is premixed with a numbing agent that makes the procedure much more comfortable for patients. Typically, one to two sessions is recommended depending on the correction and amount of product required.

ELEVATE: What were Terry’s biggest concerns?

Dr. Solomon: Terry explained to us that she feels that she always looks tired and older than she actually is. This is a common concern for patients that have lost facial volume and structure. She also had concerns about the hollowness under her eyes and deep nasolabial folds.

ELEVATE: Why should a patient choose Bellafill for their facial procedure instead of a surgical option?

Dr. Solomon: Surgery is recommended for different indications. For example, a facelift is the only procedure that corrects moderate to significant lower face and neck aging. With that said, dermal fillers are still often needed even when surgery is performed. Bellafill is ideal for a patient that is looking to restore lost facial volume and reshape an aging face. There is no down time with Bellafill. Patients often return to work the next day and are able to apply makeup immediately post procedure to conceal any potential bruising.

ELEVATE: What advice do you give patients unsure about getting Bellafill?

Dr. Solomon: In my practice, I believe it is often best for patients to try temporary fillers first. Bellafill is best for patients that require long lasting significant volume restoration. Bellafill is also a great product for depressed scars and acne scars. It is also important to educate patients that since Bellafill is a long lasting filler, it can not be dissolved the way temporary dermal fillers can. Lastly, I like to inform patients that have used Artecoll in the past, that Bellafill is a much superior product and has very low risk of causing nodules beneath the skin.