Dr. David Cangello, M.D., Director Of Plastic Surgery at JUVA Skin, Laser and Plastic Surgery Center and board certified plastic surgeon who has not treated Kim tells:
“She may have had some fillers to her cheek bone areas, and her lips do look plumper and slightly more everted. These effects are usually achieved by adding filler material to the lips. Common fillers for the lips are Restylane and Juvederm. They last around 6 months. The same fillers can be used in the cheek bone areas, but there are other commonly used fillers for this area as well such as Radiesse, and a newly FDA approved filler Voluma that I commonly inject. We were the first office to have access to this filler in NY. It lasts up to 2 years! Cost for it is around $1,200. Whereas Restylane and Juvederm are around $900 per syringe.”
Dr. Bruce Katz, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Director of the Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Director of the Juva Skin & Laser Center in New York explains further: “Kim may be using the new filler Voluma. It’s the first filler for the mid-face area to fill in the cheeks. It lasts about 2 years, longer than any other filler. It gives lift in the cheeks for volume like Kim has. As people age, their cheeks collapse and they loose volume. The injection is done on the bone but the patient feels very little pain. It only takes about 15 minutes.
Stars are probably lining up before the Oscars for this! There are really no side effects and actually, it’s very rare but there is a correctable called Vitrase that erases or dissolves the Voluma. But I’ve never used it because people always love the results!”