VOLBELLA XC TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Juvederm Volbella is an Hyaluronic Acid injectable filler that Dr. Zuckerman uses for the correction of perioral lines (vertical lines above the lips). These lines are sometimes known as “smoker’s lines” although they may occur in non-smokers as well. Volbella can also be used for lip augmentation. This injectable gel is tailored to add subtle volume and to fill in fine lines. Like Voluma, Volbella contains Allergan’s newer Vycross® Hyaluronic Acid cross-linking and particle variation technology, but has a lower concentration of Hyaluronic Acid particles than other Juvederm products and a smaller particle size. These characteristics make it a more effective filler for fine lines around the mouth, with greater longevity and softness for the lips. Dr. Zuckerman will discuss with you which dermal filler to use at treatment and you are welcome to express a personal preference. Especially for lip augmentation, there are various options including the more popular Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, which is also made by the manufacturer Allergan.


Volbella treatment for vertical lines around the lips and lip augmentation before and after. Source: official before&after photo from manufacturer Allergan.

Before and after from manufacturer of Volbella XC treatment of perioral lines around the mouth and lip augmentation. Patient treated with a total of 2.05 mL of JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® XC: 0.2 mL into
the corner lines, 0.4 mL into the vertical lip lines, and 1.45 mL into the lips. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Treatments & Uses of Volbella® XC

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Zuckerman has hundreds of hours of injectables experience and
is an expert injector of Volbella® XC. In his practice in New York City, the most commonly requested treatments using this injectable include:

Perioral Area Lip Fine Lines Treatment

Juvederm Volbella is most commonly used to fill in fine lines and wrinkles around mouth. It contains a smaller average molecular weight of Hyaluronic Acid particles than other related dermal fillers, which makes it less hydrophilic (tends to absorb less water) and allows it to add subtle volume.Learn more about Dr. Zuckerman’s Lip Fine Lines Treatment.

Lip Augmentation

Juvederm Volbella can be used to add volume to the lips, creating a soft fullness. Learn more about Dr. Zuckerman’s Lip Augmentation.




Volbella, a Hyaluronic Acid filler, made by Allergan. Dr. Zuckerman injects this product in his practice in New York City.

Volbella XC injectable dermal filler product and packaging. Source: Allergan. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Treatment Longevity, Downtime & Preoperative Care with Volbella® XC

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Treatment Longevity

Treatment results are seen immediately and last approximately 1 year to 18 months.

Downtime / Recovery

Juvederm Volbella dermal filler injectable treatments involve little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after a daytime treatment. There can be bruising for 1-2 days post treatment, which then subsides, , but most often Dr. Zuckerman is able to minimize or eliminate such bruising with his techniques.

Pretreatment Guidelines

A few precautions before undergoing Hyaluronic Acid filler injections are techniques to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before and a day after; don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day after; refrain from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection. Makeup can be worn the day following treatment.

Approximate Cost 

$750 per vial (Most patients require one vial, but depending on treatment may require two.)



Frequently Asked Questions About Volbella® XC


Is Volbella better than Juvederm for lip augmentation?
Both Juvederm and Volbella are Hyaluronic Acid fillers and are quite similar. Their main difference is in the thickness of the injectable gel and the tendency to absorb water. As the thicker filler, Juvederm absorbs more water, in technical terms is more hydrophilic, and is therefore able to provide a larger augmentation. Dr. Zuckerman may recommend Volbella for a patients who desire a relatively small amount of augmentation. However, he finds that even subtle augmentations can be done very well with Juvederm, which is a much more popular filler and has been on the market a significantly longer. On the other hand, due to its lower tendency to absorb water, Volbella may induce less unintended temporary swelling in the hours or 1-2 days post treatment. With either injectable, any post-treatment swelling resolves relatively quickly.

Are Volbella injections painful? Especially around the lips?
Volbella injections are not painful even though the perioral / lip area is especially sensitive, because Dr. Zuckerman applies a topical anesthetic before treatment and the injectable product itself contains lidcaine, an anesthetic. The patient feels little to no discomfort during injections.

Should I visit a doctor for Volbella injectable treatments in New York City?
If you visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery for your injectable treatment, you can be certain that Dr. Zuckerman will recommend and perform the best treatment option for you in a safe and comfortable manner. In general, the use of injectable fillers has become so widespread that unfortunately not only may your injector not be a board-certified physician, if you undergo injections in a non-medical setting, an injector may have little formal medical training. Dr. Zuckerman recommends you visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for these injections (if you aren’t able to visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery!). In New York City, there many options for injectables treatments, and many medical offices also offer injections by a registered nurse or physician’s assistant (PA), often at a lower price. These injectors are required to be overseen by a physician, so if you are considering these practitioners due to price, Dr. Zuckerman recommends that you confirm with the office ahead of time that there is a physician on the premises and inquire to what degree the physician oversees the injector’s activities.

What are the possible side effects of Volbella?
Volbella is overwhelmingly safe, well-tested and approved by the FDA. However, the most common side effects reported are redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching at the injection- site.

Are there any reasons in which I should not receive Volbella?
Do not use Volbella if you have a history of severe allergies or allergic reactions, or if you are allergic to lidocaine or the Gram-positive bacterial proteins used in these products.


Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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