Meet the Doctor
Dr. Mike Majmundar’s practice is unique in that it focuses exclusively on plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. As a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, his complete approach to facial aesthetics promotes healthy skin, youthful contours, and natural results, without appearing “done” or artificial.
Dr. Mike Majmundar, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, offers Bellafill treatments to the residents of Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia.
Bellafill is an FDA approved long lasting filler providing results for 5 years or more. It is also FDA approved to improve acne scars. Bellafill is a collagen stimulating filler that is injected similarly to other fillers but the results are permanent; as such, it’s the only permanent filler. The permanent filler requires a skin allergy test one week prior to injection. You want to find an experienced injector for Bellafill as the results of the facial injections are permanent!
What is it?
Bellafill, a permanent filler, is made up of poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres which has been used in medicine since the late 1940’s. There are approximately 6 million PMMA spheres in a single syringe of Bellafill; each sphere is identical to the next and are the size of a red blood cell so can only be seen under a microscope. The spheres are suspended in bovine collagen so each new patient has to be skin tested for an allergy to bovine collagen.
How does it work?
The PMMA spheres are suspended in bovine collagen which resorbs over 8-12 weeks. Our bodies are stimulated to produce collagen as a result of the PMMA spheres and replace the bovine collagen in 8-12 weeks as well, after which the permanent filler result is sustained by your own collagen. Because the PMMA cannot be resorbed or degraded by the body, the collagen stimulating effect lasts permanently.
Is Bellaﬁll safe?
Yes. Bellaﬁll is FDA approved and performed very well in the largest and longest safety study ever conducted on fillers. At the end of the study, 83% of patients were still satisﬁed with their
results 5 years after treatment.
As with many injectable ﬁllers, you may experience bruising, itching, pain, swelling, redness,
discoloration, lumpiness,or increased sensitivity at the treatment site. These
side effects usually resolve themselves quickly.
How long does it last?
The FDA has approved the Bellafill for 5 years primarily because the studies that were done ended at 5 years. However, based on the physiology and how the PMMA spheres function, the results should last permanently. Your body cannot breakdown or degrade the PMMA microspheres so the collagen stimulating effects lasts forever. The problem is we continue to age. Depending on which decade of life we are in, some of us will see more volume loss as we age than others; volume loss isn’t just fat loss…as we get older, our skin gets thinner, our muscles get thinner, and our skull shrinks. As we lose more volume, we can add more Bellafill, the results of which are permanent. You want to find an experienced injector for this product as the results are permanent.
Who’s a good candidate?
Bellafill isn’t for everyone. For novices, we recommend starting with a hyaluronic acid filler to make sure the volume added is what you want before moving to something permanent. Most individuals who want Bellafill have ‘filler fatigue’ from multiple injections annually or are individuals who metabolize other fillers quickly. Bellafill costs more upfront than other fillers, but over the long term, it’s the most economical filler on the market since it’s a permanent filler.
For patients with acne scarring, Bellafill is a great option. It improves all grades of acne scarring and it’s frequently combined with microneedling to maximize the overall result.
Does it hurt?
Bellafill is injected similarly to other fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane. In our practice, we use blunt cannulas for injection which reduces swelling and bruising significantly as well as the number of needle sticks required to inject the product. You want to find an experienced injector for this product as the results are permanent.
We consult with hundreds of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia every month regarding their facial appearance, and the most common concern or fear is ‘looking pulled’ or ‘weird’.
At Northside Plastic Surgery, we specialize in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results. Our signature procedures, such as our Natural Facelift, Natural Brow Lift, or No Scar Rhinoplasty, are designed to result in a balanced, healthy, and natural contour.