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Volbella is an injectable form of hyaluronic acid that is also found in the human body. Since Juvederm received its initial approval by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 as a treatment for eye muscle disorders, it has gained significant recognition and approval for a number of other uses. The unique advantages that Juvederm’s Volbella XC has over other similar dermal fillers has made it a highly sought after facial rejuvenation procedure by both men and women.

The patented “Vycross” technology in Volbella has been shown in clinical studies to provide greater lift capacity in the face with longer lasting results. However, the best news about Volbella for some, is that it is applauded by plastic surgeons as a safe and effective procedure that produces immediate results.

How Volbella XC Works

Volbella is injected into the lips or area being treated by a certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. An outstanding benefit of Volbella is its ability to diffuse more evenly than other fillers under the skin. As a result, it works by increasing volume and restoring a more natural symmetry to the face.

The Volbella formula is designed to minimize swelling and increase the comfort level of patients during a short, thirty-minute procedure. To reduce discomfort, Volbella is premixed with a local anesthetic. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after the procedure and if desired, makeup can also be applied on the treated areas. In addition, a single treatment has been shown to last up to 12 months for some patients.

Potential Side Effects

Most plastic surgeons agree that it is in rare cases that patients experience problems after a Volbella XC procedure. Although rare, the most commonly reported side effect include swelling, uneven distribution of the gel or subdermal lumps. The safety quotient of this product is so high, however, that misuse of Volbella is more likely to cause a negative effect than the treatment itself. As such, it is important to be selective about the service provider you choose to administer this treatment. And, by adhering to the post-Volbella XC treatment instructions provided by your doctor, you can help to ensure that the procedure is not only successful but requires little follow-up care.

To learn more about Juvederm Volbella XC and whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment consult with a reputable board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Fredric Barr of Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is certified by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery as well as the American Board for Plastic Surgery. With over 25 years in private practice in West Palm Beach, Dr. Barr is experienced, patient, and ready to answer all your questions regarding surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Call our office today at (561) 833-4122.

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Our Faqs


If I am seeking to undergo a combination of procedures, will they be done together or consecutively? What is the timeline for multiple procedures?


The answer depends on multiple factors, including the specific combination of procedures, your recovery rates, your age and health status, and your behaviors or habits. More invasive surgeries typically require recovery time ranging between 6 and 12 weeks to 6 months, and surgeries to the same area of your body will also generally require recovery time between procedures.

However, if you are in good health and the combination of procedures in question will be performed on different parts of your body and are not especially invasive, a combination of procedures could potentially be approved together on a case-by-case basis. It is imperative that the combination of procedures does not compromise your healing, and your attention to prescribed pre-operation and recovery habits also plays a significant role. Schedule a consultation for an assessment and guidance regarding the procedures you are considering.


Will it be obvious that I “got work done” after my procedure?


While aging affects us all, there are steps we can take to put forth a more vibrant appearance. We seek to perform subtle adjustments to address imperfections and the wear of time while retaining your natural look. While you should notice an improvement, the glaring changes or distortions in appearance you are concerned about and may have seen from other surgeons’ work do not meet the standard of quality plastic and cosmetic surgery we perform in our office.

Dr. Frederic M. Barr is a board-certified Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing Plastic Surgery in South Florida. We enhance and refine your appearance according to your goals. Review our Gallery of Before & After Photos to see some examples of our work.


What does Breast Explant Surgery entail, and will my breasts be “back to normal” after the surgery?


For patients with Breast Implant Illness (BII), which can include allergy, auto-immune, and thyroid hormone issues, this has been an emerging topic with significant press coverage in recent years. Although numerous medical professionals have demonstrated varying responses to these women’s concerns, we believe in addressing these women’s experiences and symptoms. In response to this phenomenon, we have also chosen not to perform new breast implant surgeries. We perform Total Capsulectomy on patients with breast implants, which involves the removal of both the saline or silicone implant and the capsule around it.

Removal of the implants and surrounding scar tissue has been shown to improve women’s health concerning these symptoms. While some women choose no further procedure following Breast Explant Surgery, some patients elect to have a Mastopexy procedure that involves reshaping the breast tissue for a pleasant cosmetic breast appearance. We welcome your specific questions regarding these procedures and their anticipated effects for your situation. See our Breast Implant Explantation (Total Capsulectomy) page for more detailed information, including before-and-after photo examples.


Are injectables safe, and are some safer than others? What are the dangers, and how can I avoid them?


We only utilize injectables and safe procedures for our patients, though any procedure involves some degree of risk. Proper performance and the surgeon's skills and experience performing the procedure are vital factors affecting patients’ safety. At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, our surgeon is Board-Certified, with over 30 years of experience. We enforce a high standard to maintain safety for our clients and competitors. See our Injectable Procedures Overview for a list of injectable procedures and more information on each.