Should I Do Treatment Ulthera or Liposuction to Change my Cheek and Jowl? (photo)

Should I do treatment Ulthera or Liposuction to change my cheek and jowl ? I do not like how look my lower part of face. I am slim but it seems that on cheeks are to much fat. Or should I use ulthera instead? I am 34 .

Doctor Answers 6

Ulthera vs lipo

Your posted photo is a limited view out of focus with your head tilted to one side. It is impossible to assess the degree of fat loss/excess or skin laxity from this photo so it is impossible to make a valid recommendation based solely on it. I am not sure you need either one. As you get older that cheek fat will get smaller on its own. If you remove too much of it now your face could look like a skeleton in the future. You have some marionette lines and nasolabial folds that you could have addressed now without surgery or downtime and then save the more aggressive treatments for when your face has aged more.

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Ultherapy for laxity of the face and neck

Thank you for your question.

A side profile picture would have been helpful.

There is skin laxity in the lower face and also volume loss.

A multimodality approach with Ultherapy to tighten the skin and volumization and collagen induction via Sculptra will help rejuvenate your face. 

Seek a core Ultherapy provider.

Read the ebook about Ultherapy.

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo Phlebologist
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Ultherapy and or liposuction of the face

If there are facial areas that have sagged I would do Ultherapy. If there is a fat accumulation of the neck I would do liposuction. From your photograph, I see youthful cheeks and a relatively sharp jawline. It is not possible to perform a reasonable consultation from photographs when I would need to see one's three dimensional facial structures from different angles and see how the features interrelate with animation.

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

Ulthera not lipo to cheeks in thin patient

Ultherapy can help lift the tissues but should ne ot reduce fat. The photo does not appear to show much excess fat or skin laxity but if some lifting is desired then Ulthera is the better choice.

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Ulthera or liposuction of face

Your face looks pretty thin and doign either procedure may prematurely age you by causing fat loss or atrophy depending upon the procedure.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Ulthera or Lipo for face?

if you were my patient I would actually do a combination of both. micro-cannula assisted tumescent liposuction of the lower third of the face to sharpen your jawline and neck fat and after you wouldve healed to do Ulthera for the face to tighten your mid face.

Misbah Khan MD, FAAD, FACMS
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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