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Can You Get Ultherapy if You've Had Facial Implant (Done Years Ago)

Can You Get Ultherapy if You've Had Facial Implant (Done Years Ago)

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Ultherapy and facial implants

It is safe to deliver Ultherapy HIFU energy to areas over implants. I agree that you should let the practitioner know that you have implants. He/she will be able to visualize the implant with the B mode ultrasound imaging during the procedure. 

Buffalo General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

5225 Sheridan Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221

Ultherapy after Facial Implant

Thank you for your question. The implant should not affect your Ultherapy treatment - it is placed deeper than where the treatment will take place. Consult with a board-certified doctor before receiving Ultherapy and raise these concerns with them as well. Best of luck.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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5410 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Ultherapy can be done after facial implants

Ultherapy can be done if you’ve had a facial implant, but make sure the doctor knows the location of the implant so they can tailor the Ultherapy treatment accordingly.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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157 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011

Ulthera with Facial Implants

Yes you can have the Ultherapy Treatment if you have had Facial Implants. Facial implants are usually placed directly over the bone, which is a deeper focus point than the Ulthera.


Felix Bopp, MD
New Orleans Facial Plastic Surgeon
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3421 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002

Ultherapy and facial implants

Ultherapy does not extend as deep as the plane in which cheek and chin implants are usually placed. In addition, cheek treatment with Ultherapy usually does not go over the area in which the implant lies (the cheekbone nor the chin). It would be prudent, however, to make sure your doctor has a thorough history of your cosmetic procedures including the implants.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

317 East 34th St
New York, NY 10016

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