Frequently Asked Questions for Bellafill
To combat the earliest signs of aging, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. offers Bellafill. This FDA-approved dermal filler consists of a smooth collagen gel with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. This unique formula is what sets Bellafill apart from other fillers as it provides long-lasting support for younger-looking skin. Not only does Bellafill add volume to attain a softer profile but it helps stimulate collagen production to provide stronger, healthier skin. With stunning results that can last up to five years, learn more about Bellafill by scheduling a consultation at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL. We look forward to serving you.
"Best of the Best! I have been more than pleased with the care he provided! - Dr O’Brien is a great surgeon! I am a nurse and carefully selected him to provide my abdominoplasty. I have been more than pleased with the care he provided! Thank you Dr O’Brien and staff, you are the best of the best :)"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 23, 2020
"Thank you for updating my old body and making me feel pretty!!"- B.S. / Office Visit / May 19, 2020
"I highly recommend Dr. John O'Brien. I've had two separate occurrences of basal cell cancer on my ears due to too much sun over time. These were about 8 months apart and unrelated. The first occurrence: Dr. O'Brien performed surgery to remove it. The surgery was performed on the day that there was a mobile lab at his office and Dr. O was able to test tissue samples on the spot to ensure all the cancer was removed. Dr. O'Brien not only removed the cancer but did a fantastic job with the appearance of my ear such that one would never even notice any evidence of a surgical procedure. Eight months later: I had MOHS surgery of the ear at my dermatologist and Dr. O'Brien performed a complete repair the following day. Again, the appearance of my ear is such that one would never notice any evidence of a surgical procedure. I look great and am cancer free. Many thanks to Dr. O'Brien and his terrific staff. Highly recommended for any type of procedure. Absolutely first class!"- R.B. / Healthgrades / Apr 14, 2020
"Excellent surgeon and a truly caring physician."- B.B. / Healthgrades / Feb 18, 2020
"I had a great experience with Dr. O'Brien. I had skin cancer on my ear and Dr. O'Brien performed surgery to remove it. The surgery was performed on the day that there was a mobile lab at his office and Dr. O was able to test tissue samples on the spot to ensure all the cancer was removed. Dr. O'Brien not only removed the cancer but did a fantastic job with the appearance of my ear such that one would never even notice any evidence of a surgical procedure. I look great and am cancer free. Many thanks to Dr. O'Brien and his terrific staff. Highly recommended for any type of procedure. Absolutely first class!"- B. / Google / Jan 07, 2020
Procedure Technique for Bellafill
Bellafill is a great option for men and women who wish to diminish the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and skin irregularities, like acne scars. Bellafill is not recommended for individuals with a history of severe allergies or known allergy to lidocaine. At St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery, we perform a thorough consultation prior to any treatment to determine if Bellafill is right for you.
Once a consultation has been conducted and a treatment plan has been created, we will schedule your Bellafill appointment. On the day of your appointment, you will be escorted to one of our private treatment rooms and seated comfortably in one of our luxurious MedSpa chairs. On average, Bellafill takes about 15 – 30 minutes to administer and once your session is complete, you will be free to return to your daily activities.
What to Expect from Bellafill
After your treatment, you may experience mild redness, swelling, and bruising but these symptoms are temporary and will subside in a few days. Many patients usually notice immediate results after their session, with optimal results being evident after any swelling goes down. Our aestheticians will review any questions or concerns you may have and can discuss when to visit for a follow-up.
Ideal Candidates for Bellafill
How much does Bellafill cost?
The cost of Bellafill will depend on the amount that is needed to attain your cosmetic goals. During a private consultation, we will be able to assess your profile and create a custom treatment plan. Once a plan is developed, we will be able to estimate your costs.
Bellafill or BOTOX?
Bellafill is an injectable dermal filler that adds volume to depressed wrinkles and lines to create a smoother, younger-looking appearance. BOTOX is a wrinkle relaxer that temporarily freezes the underlying facial muscles to create a softer profile. Both products offer great results but are different. During your initial consultation, we can discuss your cosmetic goals and which product may be best for you.
Yes, most patients will see their results from a Bellafill injection almost immediately. Bellafill replaces lost volume in the skin and the results have been known to last up to five years.
If you'd like to dramatically diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, Bellafill may be a great option for you. Call St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL to schedule a cosmetic consultation today. Our seasoned aesthetic team will be happy to sit down with you to discuss all the benefits of Bellafill and how it can help you attain the look you desire.