Marionette lines. When will be the right time to have fillers? (Photo)
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Marionette Lines after Facelift
The best time to fill your marionette lines is when the swelling no longer prevents an accurate assessment or treatment of the area. Your surgeon is the best person by far to make this determination. If your surgeon does not perform fat or filler injections, you can still seek their advice about the timing of marionette line treatment.
Wait to use fillers after a facelift until all swelling has subsided.
When to have filler after face lift
- Your surgeon is the best person to advise you as to the timing of these treatments.
- I prefer Juvederm, if needed, to fat injections in the first 6 months after surgery.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
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Second option would be to get a fat transfer to the face at the same time as your facelift, speake to surgeon to see if you are a good candidate.
With marionette lines, when would be the right time to have fillers?
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Marionette lines following face, browlift and chin implant.
Thanks for the photo!
Most facelifts are rarely able to lift the soft tissue and skin wave which creates the "marionette fold" particularly by the corner of the mouth. In my hands, a high SMAS lift and / or fat grafting at the time of facelift or later, help. Once the fold becomes longer lasting, the lines due to dermal collagen loss become more permanent.
Some of the fullness lost in the lower face maybe made up by the chin implant depending on its length and volume.
Once the implant has settled and all of the facial tissue swelling has mostly resolved would be the best time to consider dermal filler injections or deeper volume injections (caring not to injure or carry infection to the chin implant at 3 to 6 months.
Discuss these concerns with your surgeon. All the best!
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