Am I A Candidate For Ultherapy Even If I Have A Chin Implant?

Can ulthera be used when you have a chin implant? Will ulthera affect radiesse & juvederm injections done 7 months ago?

Doctor Answers 8

Ultherapy and Chin Implants

It is best to disclose to your Doctor all medical history including any implants or fillers before you have this treatment. It is not advisable to treat directly over the implant. What is wonderful about Ultherapy is that it utilizes DEEPSEE technology to where the practitioner can monitor the direct path of the energy and can be very precise. There are also many energies or depths that can be used to make sure that this a safe and effective treatment.

Portland Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Ultherapy and chin implants - Williamsville NY

Ultherapy can be used around chin implants and the energy settings can be reduced when treating these areas.

The beauty of this technology is that the physician will be able to visualize the implant using B mode US scanning during the energy delivery. They call it DEEPSEE. 

Read the Ultherapy book on the link below under ebooks.

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo Phlebologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Ultherapy can be done after chin implants and Radiesse and Juvederm

Ultherapy is not done on the chin, proper, so having a chin implant would not pose any contraindication to having Ulthera.  Currently, until the investigations of the effect of Ulthera on fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse are complete, we recommend awaiting six months, at least after fillers before Ulthera is done immediately over the area.  However, if the fillers are done on the smile creases or lips and not the mid cheeks, then there is no problem as the Ulthera is not done on the smile folds or vermillion (red part) of the lips. Interestingly, if there is an area such as the mid cheek in which fillers are planned, the Ultherapy can be done and the fillers immediately after.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Ultherapy in Patient with Chin Implant and Facial Injectable Fillers

Hi Porky,

Care must be exercised to avoid treating over areas with surgical implants such as chin and cheek implants with Ultherapy.  We have treated many patients with chin implants, but avoid treating over the implant.  Avoiding the implant is relatively easy by both palpation and visualization on the ultrasound DEEPSEE monitor.  As for fillers, you should let your treating physician know where, when, and what kind of fillers are in your face.  Preferably have your Ultherapy before injectable fillers.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Yes you can have Ulthera

Yes you can have Ulthera with a chin implant as well as with injectables.  I actually usually use injectable dermal fillers in combination with Ulthera for best results.

Babak Azizzadeh, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Ultherapy After Chin Implant

A previous implant will not preclude you from having Ultherapy. However, complete disclosure of your medical and aesthetic procedural history is in everyone's best interest.  Ulthera might have some effect on the areas where the filer was placed; my general recommendation is to have the Ultherapy first followed by filler at a separate visit.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Ultherapy and Implants

Having filler or implants does not preclude one from having Ultherapy, however, you do not want to treat directly over either.  The reason is that the ultrasound will effect the structure of the implant or filler. 

Joseph Campanelli, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Ultherapy can be performed safely with chin implants

Hi Palm Beach.  Yes, you can certainly have Ultherapy if you have had a previous chin implant.  Make sure you inform your physician of all previous surgeries and health issues.  Your Radiess and Juvederm should not effect the ulthera treatment, but you may need more filler soon!

Hope that helps!

W. Matthew White, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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