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Soft Tissue Fillers in Staten Island, NY

Dr. Decorato offers soft tissue fillers to patients throughout New York and New Jersey, including Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, and Perth Amboy.

Injectable soft tissue fillers, which include Restylane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, and CosmoPlast®, are used to add volume to targeted areas of the face. Soft tissue fillers can be used to fill in facial folds or wrinkles or to augment the natural size of the chin, cheeks, or lips. These products fill in the skin and tissues of the face by providing additional volume behind the surface of the skin, stimulating your body’s natural production of collagen and creating a framework onto which your body can build tissues, among other methods. The effects of soft tissue fillers are usually gradual and last up to two years.

Are Soft Tissue Fillers Right for Me?

Soft tissues may be right for you if you’ve noticed that your facial skin seems to have lost volume, sagging into lines and wrinkles. Patients who have hollowed cheeks, a less than prominent chin, or lips that they feel are too small may benefit from soft tissue fillers. In general, patients seeking soft tissue fillers tend to be between the ages of 30 and 65 and to want to reverse the signs of aging, although dermal fillers are also popular for lip augmentation and other treatments not related to aging.

Areas frequently treated with soft tissue fillers include the following:

  • Lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial lines)
  • Smile lines and marionette lines around the corners of the mouth
  • Sunken or hollow cheeks
  • Acne scars and other depressions in the skin
  • Increasing lip fullness

If you’re considering dermal fillers to treat any of the above problem areas, view soft tissue filler before and after photos.

The Costs of Dermal Fillers in New York or New Jersey

The price of soft tissue fillers depends on the particular type or brand of filler and the amount of filler needed for the desired results, among other factors. Typically, the more expensive the dermal filler is, the longer the results will last. We are currently running specials on some of our fillers such as Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Perlane®. Call the office for more details or check out our Current Specials page.

Procedure Details

There are several different types of soft tissue fillers made of various materials such as collagen and hyaluronic acid. Many are available in formulations containing lidocaine, an anesthetic, to reduce any discomfort felt during the injection. A separate topical or local anesthetic can also be used, although it is not usually necessary. This minimally invasive injection process takes an hour or less in a doctor’s office. Depending on the type of filler being used, an allergy test may be required several weeks before the actual injection to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients.

Dermal fillers are injected through a tiny needle into targeted areas of the skin. There, they fill in lines, wrinkles, indented scars, and other uneven areas. Soft tissue fillers can result in a more youthful appearance by restoring lost volume within the skin. After the filler has been injected, patients are free to leave the office, and no bandages are required over the treated area.

Recovery After Soft Tissue Fillers

Soft tissue fillers are known as a “lunchtime procedure” because most patients return to their normal daily activities immediately. You may experience side effects that include slight bruising, swelling, or redness lasting one to two days. Some results may be visible immediately, although the full effects can take some time, depending on the type of filler being injected. Gradually, the filler material is absorbed by the body, typically over a period of one to two years. Over time, the wrinkles and skin depressions will begin to reappear.

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Dr. John W. Decorato offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across New York & New Jersey including: Staten Island & Brooklyn New York. Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, Perth Amboy New Jersey. Contact Dr. John W. Decorato’s office today to schedule your Soft Tissue Fillers Consultation!

Meet Dr. Decorato

One of Staten Island’s top cosmetic surgeons, John W. Decorato, M.D., believes that your choice of plastic surgeon is essential to the success of any procedure. Before selecting either a procedure or a surgeon, learn everything you can about the procedures available and about the doctor. Well-informed patients are able to forge a comfortable professional relationship with their surgeon and actively participate in discussions about the desired procedure.

Meet Dr. Decorato
Plastic Surgery, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS, Staten Island, NY Plastic Surgery, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS, Staten Island, NY