Richard Zinn

Richard Zinn is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a special interest in breast and cosmetic surgery.
1 Verona Lane 3002 Melbourne, Victoria
Phone: (03) 8658 6655

Facial Fillers


Procedure: Facial fillers
Indication: Rehydration of tissue, volumising and augmenting facial features
Duration: One hour
Associated procedures: Muscle-relaxing injections, chemical peel, facial fat fills
Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia
Incision: None
Length of hospital stay: None. Procedure performed in consultation rooms
Recovery: Immediate. Mild swelling expected. Occasional bruising

Modern facial fillers utilize a glycosaminoglycan that occurs naturally in mammalian tissue. Its role is to hydrate and volumise the intercellular connective tissue space, which is lost during the natural ageing process, leading to deflation of tissue with associated volume loss.

These fillers are commonly used in cosmetic medicine. They are non-permanent glycosaminoglycans, typically lasting six to 18 months in the tissue. Modifications to their biochemical structure allow prolonged action, greater lift and fill.

Where can this product be used?
It can be used to fill static lines and wrinkles, creases and troughs in the face in addition to elevation and camouflage of acne scarring. More structural filling to plump cheeks, nasal contours and lips is also commonly performed.

Dr. Zinn performs the treatment under local anaesthesia in the procedure rooms. The procedure is quick. There is no scarring and no downtime. Swelling, erythema (redness) and occasional bruising may occur. A review at one week is common to ensure patient satisfaction however, this is not mandatory.

Dr. Zinn’s approach is subtle. He aims to accentuate facial features but not ‘over-fill’. His goal is a natural, youthful, rejuvenated and healthy appearance.