shutterstock_116932114Soft tissue fillers, also called dermal fillers, are one of the top requests that cosmetic surgeons see according to Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Steve Merten. Cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery is on the rise as more people want to look younger or change certain parts of their appearance. Soft tissue fillers are not invasive the way that traditional plastic surgery is or as expensive, and there is little or no recovery time needed. Most patients do not experience any serious side effects or complications with dermal fillers and they can be highly effective at eliminating fine lines and wrinkles.

What are Soft Tissue Fillers and How do They Work?

Soft tissue fillers are products that are designed to plump up your skin tissue, fill in in any gaps that result in fine lines and wrinkles. Many cosmetic surgeons offer these injections, and there is a variety of product choices and brand names to choose from. When the product is injected in the carefully selected areas the tissue underneath the skin is contoured, and this can help you achieve a younger looking and more attractive appearance in many cases.

Are There Any Risks with Dermal Fillers?

There are some risks associated with dermal fillers in some patients. It is possible that the product could move over time. Cosmetic surgeons also report that nerve damage in the injected area is also possible, although you can minimize the risk of this by choosing an experienced professional who is well qualified to perform these cosmetic procedures. Any time the skin is breached with a needle or other object there is a risk of infection. During the initial consultation about soft tissue fillers the specialist that you choose should explain all of the risks in your specific case.

Are You a Good Candidate for Soft Tissue Fillers?

You may be a good candidate for soft tissue fillers if you are in good health and you want to minimize the signs of aging. If you have fine lines, deep creases, and wrinkles then dermal fillers may be able to fill these areas in so that you look younger. If your lips seem thin or have wrinkles then these injections may be able to fix this. Facial contouring is also possible with soft tissue fillers, and the best cosmetic surgeons can help you determine whether you are a good candidate for these cosmetic procedures.

Do All Cosmetic Surgeons offer These Products and Procedures?

Most cosmetic surgeons will offer soft tissue fillers but this is not always the case. Contact a few of the best cosmetic surgeons in your area and ask about these cosmetic procedures. Each specialist may offer a different variety of dermal filler products and brands to choose from. The cost for soft tissue fillers can also vary.

If you want to discuss soft tissue fillers, or any other cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, please call us at Pure Aesthetics on 9252 9262, or contact us for an appointment to see our Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten.