Mid 40's, I had malar implants removed 7 months ago, were showing thru under super-thin skin. I want to make sure I choose best option for my facial structure. Have consulted with 3 certified surgeons. Primary complaints: tear trough shadows, lack of volume, lack of structure. Would like tear trough implants, but am wary of midface lift recovery / appearing alien-like. For malar/sub-malar, am wary of adding more lateral projection to already high cheekbones. Filler OK, except puffy & cost.
Midface Plus Tear Trough, Submalar Combo, or Filler? (photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
Malar implants removed 7 months ago, wary of mid face lift recovery and alien appearance.
I'd suggest trying a filler (I prefer Perlane that flows better than Radiesse in my opinion) to shape your cheeks in the proper aesthetic manner for a man's face. You are right to be concerned about the appearance after a mid face facelift as this procedure does lift the corners of the mouth and eyebrows. Far better to have a minimal incision facelift is you want to remove the appearance of the jowls at this point. Hope this helps.
Filler Customizable for Facial Augmentation
Deflated cheeks after removal of poorly placed implants.
Proper placement of combinationalar submalar implants is best for you to restore volume. This can be done by an experienced surgeon to give a natural result.