Can You Have Ulthera on the Lower Face if You Have a Chin Implant?

Would a chin implant interfere with Ultherapy? Thank you.

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Ulthera after chin implant

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Ulthera should not cause any problems with your chin implant. However, seek a plastic surgeon familiar with both procedures to avoid any issues.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Ulthera is safe with chin implant

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There are several different types of chin implants and if the implant does not extend significantly onto the jawline, there is no contraindication to use of Ulthera; however delivering the ultrasound energy over the implant may damage the implant or more likely have less that optimal effect on the tissue being treated.


Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon

Chin Implant and Ultherapy

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I have had several patients who have chin implants who have had an Ulthera treatment without any problems. The nice thing about Ulthera is that we can see the depth of the treatment. Therefore, we can see the outline of jawline patients and can also see any implant if there is any. One just has to avoid performing a treatment directly on the implant and it should be fine.  

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Carlo P. Honrado, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Ultherapy after chin implant

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Thank you for your question.

Ultherapy is not performed in the chin area. This is not a common treatment vector.

I have done many Ultherapy procedures in patients with chin implants.

See a core physician who provides Ultherapy.

Read the Ultherapy ebook on the link below. 

Ultherapy can be done to the lower face despite a chin implant

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As the normal facial treatment of Ultherapy for facial lifting spares the chin, there is no reason to avoid having Ultherapy because of a chin implant. With the new 1.5mm transducer, the chin can be treated as it is more superficial energy than the 3 and 4.5mm deep transducers.  The 1.5 mm transducer could safely be done on top of the chin implant as the implant is deeper. You should, however, ask permission from your plastic surgeon who inserted the implant before you undergo Ultherapy.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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