Filler Injections

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Procedure Description:

Filler injections, commonly referred to as "dermal fillers", involve the use of substances such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid, among others, to restore lost volume, smoothen wrinkles, and enhance facial features like lips and cheeks. These fillers have revolutionized the cosmetic industry by offering a non-invasive method to achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

The motivation behind opting for filler injections varies among individuals. Age, exposure to environmental elements, genetics, and lifestyle factors can lead to the loss of subcutaneous fat in the face, causing hollowness, deep lines, and wrinkles. Many individuals choose this procedure to counteract these signs of aging, while others use it to enhance specific facial features to achieve their desired aesthetics.

Furthermore, unlike invasive surgeries, filler injections don’t require extensive pre-procedure preparations or downtime, making them an attractive option for those looking for instant cosmetic enhancements without the long recovery process associated with surgeries.

Procedure Duration:

The procedure for filler injections is relatively quick, typically taking anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the areas being treated. It's a non-surgical treatment, which means patients can usually return to their regular activities immediately after the procedure.

Post-treatment, minor side effects such as redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site might occur. These symptoms typically dissipate within a few days. While the results of filler injections can be seen almost immediately, the longevity of the results can vary based on the type of filler used. Generally, results can last from 6 months up to 2 years. Maintenance treatments might be required to sustain the desired outcome.

In terms of recovery time, there's no specific downtime, but it's recommended that patients avoid strenuous activities, alcohol, and sun exposure for at least 24 hours post-procedure to reduce the risk of side effects and facilitate healing.


  • Cost-Effective: Medical tourism often offers significant cost savings compared to domestic treatments.
  • Expertise: Many international clinics specialize in cosmetic procedures, boasting experienced practitioners.
  • Advanced Technology: Several global destinations provide state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, ensuring optimal results.
  • Vacation Opportunity: Combining the procedure with a vacation can offer a dual benefit of rejuvenation and relaxation.

Potential Destinations:

  • South Korea: Renowned for its advanced cosmetic procedures, especially in cities like Seoul.
  • Thailand: Bangkok is a hub for cosmetic treatments, with high-end clinics offering filler injections.
  • Brazil: Known for its cosmetic surgery innovations, with cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo being popular.
  • Hungary: Budapest has become a sought-after European destination for cosmetic procedures.

Risks & Considerations:

  • Potential for complications: As with any procedure, there's a risk of complications, including infection or allergic reactions.
  • Variability in regulations: Standards and regulations for cosmetic treatments can vary by country.
  • Travel risks: Post-procedure complications can become complicated when far from home.
  • Communication barriers: Ensure the facility has English-speaking staff or interpreters available.

How to choose the right doctor and hospital:

  • Accreditation: Ensure the clinic or hospital is accredited by a recognized international body.
  • Reviews and testimonials: Previous patients’ experiences can provide valuable insights.
  • Doctor's credentials: Research the doctor's qualifications, certifications, and specialties.
  • Facility tour: Before committing, visit the facility to gauge the level of care and cleanliness.
  • Consultation: Engage in a detailed consultation to address all concerns and queries before the procedure.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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