In Newport Beach, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise has seen hundreds of patients who are interested in soft tissue filler procedures and what they can do for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Cruise wants to make sure that each patient has all the information they need to make the right decision, which is why he wrote these pages to answer the most commonly asked questions and provide before and after pictures of soft tissue fill procedures so that patients can see what to expect.
Most common Soft Tissue Fillers:
Juvéderm® | Fat | Cosmoderm® | Restylane® | Radiesse® | Sculptra® | Collagen |
- Overview of Soft Tissue Fillers
- Full Face Rejuvenation
- Are You a Good Candidate?
- Benefits of Soft Tissue Fillers
- Dr. Cruise’s Soft Tissue Filler Philosophy
- Prior to the Procedure
- Soft Tissue Filler Anesthesia
- After the Procedure
- Recovery from Soft Tissue Fill
- Possible Complications
- Soft Tissue Filler Cost and Financing
- Before and After Soft Tissue Filler Pictures
Overview of Soft Tissue Fillers
One of the biggest changes recently in the field of plastic surgery is a more developed understanding of the underlying causes of facial aging. For many years, cosmetic surgeons thought that the effects of aging were most severe in a person’s skin, but not it is understood that muscles and fat contribute more to the effects of aging than just sagging, loose skin. Facial rejuvenation procedures must combine techniques that address all a person’s underlying issues in order to achieve lasting youthful effects.
As a person ages, their facial fat and muscles begins to sag and descend, which ultimately contributes to wrinkles, fine lines, and excess skin. People who are concerned with these effects of aging have many options of soft tissue fillers which can help them achieve the facial rejuvenation results they want. By injecting volume, many wrinkles can be reduced or completely eliminated.
About 10 years ago the only soft tissue filler on the market was collagen. Over the last decade, plastic surgeons have found other products that can achieve long-lasting, satisfying results to reverse the effects of aging. Collagen is still useful for fine lines, but may not be the best option for patients seeking to fill in larger areas, those who want a long-term solution, or those who want to minimize their trips to Dr. Cruise’s Newport Beach office. If you’re interested in collagen, discuss its benefits and drawbacks with a member of the Cruise Plastic Surgery staff at your consultation.
Newer soft tissue filler options that Dr. Cruise offers can have benefits that extend beyond collagen’s limitations. They often last much longer and do not require the same kind of allergy testing that collagen does. As part of your facial rejuvenation research, compare Dr. Cruise’s options for soft tissue fillers, including:
For over 10 years, Dr. Cruise in Orange County, CA, has been providing some of the best results for patients who are looking to reverse the effects of facial aging, regain volume in sagging, loose skin, and rejuvenate their youthful appearance and outlook. His knowledge of soft tissue fillers and his customized approach to each person’s facial rejuvenation, combined with his experience of working on patients with different concerns and goals, means that he is able to always provide patients with top facial rejuvenation results.