what is Sculptra?
The loss of volume occurs naturally throughout the aging process. This is especially noticeable in the mid-face as the cheeks tend to become hollow and flat. To address this commonplace issue faced by many, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino offers Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler that creates longer-lasting and more dramatic volume in the apples of the cheeks. In addition to improving the contour of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the appearance of fine to deep wrinkles and lines, including the nasolabial folds (also known as laugh or smile lines) that run from the outside of the nose to the corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra encourages the natural production of collagen. This means that even after you stop treatments, your skin will still be healthier compared to its condition before you began to receive Sculptra injections. Schedule a consultation at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery in Doylestown, PA to learn more about the advantages of this nonsurgical injectable solution.
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.Z. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"I was extremely nervous before my surgery after all you are altering a part of your body however, Dr.Tamburrino & his staff make you feel right at home. They take the time to listen to what you want out of your experience & definitely make you a priority. They listen to your concerns & answer every single question you have. Dr.Tamburrino & his staff helped me love my body again. I recommend him to as many people as I possibly can! 😊"- K.M. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and his wonderful staff! I had breast cancer and was devastated at the internet photos of breast reconstruction. I did not want to look like that! When I went to Dr. Tamburrino, he immediately put all my fears to rest. He said no one would be able to tell I had breast surgery, and he is right! After breast reconstruction, I feel like me again! I don’t feel like and look like I have had breast reconstruction. I can’t say enough of Dr. Tamburrino’s wonderful bed side manner. He makes me feel important and cared for. His staff is just as wonderful, and they helped me through a very difficult time of my life."- L.K. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
"I can not say enough about the wonderful care I have received from Dr. Tamburrino. I have a very complicated medical history and was on steroids for 2 years. I developed Breast Cancer and had Bilateral Mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino expertise cautioned me against Reconstruction until I tapered and was off the steroids. I was extremely disappointed however his opinion to wait was the proper thing to do. It was worth the wait as I go through weekly visits since January to have my expanders develop. His kind, caring, professional manner down right enjoyable. I had not been having trouble with pain until as I draw nearer to the end. I had one week where I was experiencing more pain than usual. As it progressed I called Dr. Tamburrino who saw me in minutes at his office. I fortunately was visiting family in Doylestown because I live two hours away. It was Easter Eve at 10 pm he saw me and relieved my terrible pain. So willing, helpful and kind! He has been the most amazing physician, when dealing with a Cancer diagnosis having him help me through this Reconstruction has been an uplifting experience. Anna his nurse makes you feel like family. She’s been supportive and caring. Kristen his Administrative Assistant is always upbeat and helpful! At the time waiting a year seemed so awful, but Dr.Tamburrino’ s professional opinion was totally in my best interest and I know now that giving me the best care was his goal. Thanks Dr. T, you are the BEST!! Lyn McNair"- L.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
who can get sculptra?
Sculptra is great for anyone who wants to add contour in their cheeks without the need for implants and invasive surgery. Some candidates for this treatment could have naturally flat cheeks while others have experienced facial deflation with age. Sculptra may also help to treat shallow to deep facial wrinkles and lines, like chin wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Since Sculptra works to increase the body's natural production of collagen, many women and men who receive these injections will see an improvement in not only their appearance but the overall health of their complexion as well.
how does sculptra work?
Following your one-on-one consultation to develop your personalized treatment plan, you may have your Sculptra injections performed in our private procedure room. The injector may use a local anesthetic or numbing cream before cleaning and marking the areas to be injected. As soon as you are prepared, the filler will be administered in the deeper layers of the skin at the selected sites. For longer-lasting results, Dr. Tamburrino performs a series of four injections with each session performed at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery about three weeks apart.
What to Expect
After your appointment, you may experience mild to moderate redness, swelling, tenderness, or bruising at the injection areas that should subside on its own in a few days. To encourage healing, you can apply a cold compress to the injection sites. You should avoid UV exposure as much as possible after your appointment and always use sun protection. Many patients will see clear improvements right after their Sculptra treatment with final results developing after a few months. It will take several weeks for the increase of your natural collagen production to strengthen the skin. If Sculptra is performed as a series of injections over the course of 3 – 4 months, results may last for up to two years.
ACHIEVE A MORE Youthful Face
Utilizing advanced injectables, such as dermal fillers, patients are now able to improve the volume and smoothness of their complexion with minimally invasive Sculptra Aesthetic treatments at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino will help you determine if Sculptra is right for your concerns and needs. During your consultation, he will learn all about your goals to develop the appropriate treatment plan for your needs. Contact our Doylestown, PA office to schedule your appointment for Sculptra injections or to learn more about our other nonsurgical services.