Many of our patients who come to see Dr. Yang for injectable fillers voice their concerns regarding this procedure, citing stories they have heard about the procedure going awry or the patient looking puffy. The truth is Dr. Yang works with injectable fillers on a daily basis and sees beautiful results that both he and his patients are happy with. This is partially due to the fact that Dr. Yang’s patients have the option to see the results of the injectable fillers prior to the actual injection of the filler product.
While computer simulation does provide the patient with a good idea of the potential outcomes of the injectable procedures, Dr. Yang offers a water simulation test as well for patients that are unsure if they will like the results of the injectables themselves. Using saline solution, the solution used in IV fluid, Dr. Yang injects the water into the area of the face to temporarily simulate the results of the actual injectable. Using this method to simulate the injection of fillers gives patients a clear indication of how they will look after the filler is injected, but only lasts a few hours. The cost for the water simulation is $150.
The photos below help elucidate the process Dr. Yang goes through with his patients to help them achieve their aesthetic goals:
Dr. Yang felt she would benefit greatly from upper eyelid fillers, so he injected about 1 cc of saline in each of her upper eyelid hollows. The photo above compares the patient at 17 to after the saline injection. You can see that filling the upper eyelid has indeed given her a more youthful appearance.
The photos above are directly before and after saline injection. After discussing the results, they decided to proceed with Restylane injections. However, they felt that perhaps the amount of saline used may have left her a bit too puffy. Dr. Yang therefore was more conservative when injecting the Restylane and only added half of a cc on each side. The results are below:
Ultimately, the patient came back for a touch-up about a year and a half later for maintenance and to add some more fullness. To view the results, please visit her page in our upper eyelid filler gallery