Lewis Plastic Surgery
2331-A Robious Station Circle
Midlothian, VA 23113
Juvederm is a dermal filler that can help you restore facial volume by filling in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines. A non-surgical injectable made of hyaluronic acid – a substance that is already present in the body – Juvederm treatment does not require an allergy test.
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Juvederm is a clear gel that is very smooth and natural-looking. Besides replacing lost volume in the face for a more youthful look, it can be used on the lips to make them fuller. Juvederm is safe for use on all skin tones.
For Juvederm injections to look natural and not overdone, you need a skilled injector who understands the anatomy and how Juvederm works in the skin. Dr. Lewis takes the time he needs to evaluate your face and determine the best areas for Juvederm and the amount of the product required to produce the results you want.
Juvederm injections usually last for 6-8 months, but they have been known to last as long as a year for some patients.
Areas improved by Juvederm injections:
- Nasolabial folds – the wrinkles that start at the nose and continue down to the mouth
- Marionette lines – the wrinkles that start at the mouth and continue down the chin
- Thin lips that you wish to make fuller and poutier
Dr. Lewis customizes every Juvederm treatment. There is no “one size fits all” approach at Lewis Plastic Surgery. Dermal fillers are both an art and a science, so Dr. Lewis evaluates your face much like a sculptor so that you look naturally younger. No one should know you have had facial fillers. They should just notice that you look great.
Will anesthesia and pain relief be used during / after juvederm?
Juvederm injections include Lidocaine to numb the skin. A topical numbing cream can also be applied to increase your comfort.
What happens immediately after juvederm?
Dr. Lewis might massage the injection sites slightly, but you can go home immediately after your treatment.
How long will complete recovery from juvederm take?
Juvederm requires no recovery period. You might experience some minor bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the injection sites, but this will resolve in a matter of days.
Am I a good candidate for juvederm?
If you have nasolabial folds or marionette lines, or if you would like fuller lips, you might be a good candidate for Juvederm injections. Dr. Lewis will take a full medical history to determine if Juvederm is safe for you. If you are taking blood thinners, if you are under age 18, or if you are pregnant, you should avoid Juvederm injections.
What are the risks of juvederm?
With any procedure, there are risks that you must be aware of. To minimize the risks, ensure that your procedure is conducted in a safe and secure environment using the latest techniques by checking the certifications and accreditation of your surgeon. Accreditation boards and bodies are there to protect you.
Dr. Gordon Lewis has many years of surgical experience and is affiliated with several internationally recognized professional organizations. He is:
- Board certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Affiliated with the Richmond Academy of Medicine and the Medical Society of Virginia
- An Associate member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons
- A candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
In general, Juvederm injections are very safe and well-tolerated. It is rare that serious complications occur. We will speak with you at length about these risks and answer all of your questions.
During your comprehensive one-on-one consultation, we will cover several areas of discussion:
- Your medical history and current medications
- Your goals from Juvederm
- Your concerns about Juvederm
- Options for correcting the issues you want to change
- Risks associated with each option
- A price quote that includes any additional costs. This will also include financing options, if you wish.
Expect to spend close to an hour in our office for your consultation.
Surgical procedures are performed at an accredited outpatient surgical center or a local hospital. Dr. Gordon Lewis is affiliated with several local medical centers where his patients undergo surgery. He primarily operates at these locations:
Stony Point Surgery Center
Parham Surgery Center
He also has privileges at St. Mary’s Hospital and Henrico Doctors Hospital, but he operates there less frequently.
Initial consultations, follow-up appointments, and all non-surgical treatments and minor surgical procedures are performed at Lewis Plastic Surgery practice, which is located on the grounds of Johnson-Willis Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
During your initial consultation, we will be able to give you a breakdown of all costs related to your Juvederm procedure. We make absolutely sure that there are no hidden costs and no surprises.
Every patient is required to attend an initial consultation before a procedure can be booked. Once you decide to proceed with surgery, we will assist you in finalizing a date and getting everything ready for surgery. We try to be as flexible as possible and will make arrangements to see you at Lewis Plastic Surgery on the grounds of Johnston-Willis Hospital within a few days after you contact us.
Juvederm greatly improves lines and wrinkles. In some cases, Juvederm Voluma may be preferable, or Botox may be necessary for wrinkles caused by muscle contractions.
Dr. Lewis might also recommend these non-surgical procedures:
- Facial fat grafting (using your own fat to restore lost volume around the eyes and to the cheeks)
- Medical Spa treatments to rejuvenate the skin and smooth fine lines not targeted by Botox
Juvederm injections are also often recommended after these facial surgery procedures to smooth remaining wrinkles: