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switching to a permanent filler after using juvederm?

I'm 31 and have been using juvederm for a couple years to add volume to, and better define, my cheek.
About six years ago I lost a significant amount of weight from what was an already healthy weight. I was extremely underweight and as a result lost fat from my face which has not come back (even after gaining weight back) and left my face looking flat and gaunt.
I am very happy with the results I get from juvederm, I use one syringe to fill both sides of my face, but am looking for a more permanent solution.

I have read mixed results about artecoll, am enticed by it's long lasting appeal, but am worried about disfigurement, lumping and scaring.

Would I be a good candidate for a permanent filler? Or should I stick with juvederm?

Thank you!

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Plastic surgeon
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April 17, 2013 5:19 AM

Dr Klein is the expert and I totally agree with his responses. (more)
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April 16, 2013 7:35 PM

The popularity of facial restoration by injectablea has seen the approval of various injectable fillers and toxins by the FDA which should have never seen the light of day. The effects of (more)

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  Maybe, but not my first choice
April 12, 2013 1:33 PM

I use Artefill all the time to augment noses and chins, but i would hesitate to use it in the cheeks. First of all, you will need alot of Artefill - most likely 2 syringes at a time and (more)
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