Facial Injectable Filler

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had forehead/brow ridge and cheek implants placed a year ago with satisfactory results. I am looking for a surgeon for injectable fillers. While I am mostly happy with the implants, I’m hoping to get some fillers to ‘top up’ the aesthetic results.Anyway, I’m hoping to have the fillers injected to 3 areas – the cheeks, the radix and gabella/supero-medial orbital rims and the deep pyriform aperture space. My questions are:

1) Would it be safe to inject fillers over my implants?

2) What fillers would you recommend for these regions? I’m leaning towards Voluma or Radiesse since they seem to be the longer lasting fillers with good soft tissue push.

3) Specifically, would Radiesse be safe to inject over the implants since they’re supposedly injected quite deep?

Thank you for taking the time to answer my queries.

A: In answer to your facial injectable filler questions:

  1. It is safe to inject fillers over the implants. The operative word being ‘over’ and not into the implant capsules.
  2. I would recommend Volume since you don’t want to be deep and this has the last chance of being lumpy or irregular which is a known issue with Radiesse and why it is recommended to be injected down at the bone level if possible.
  3. as per #2

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana