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Fillers fill, lifts, lift. Sounds Simple?

My patients often request a filler treatment in their jowl or cheek area to “lift up” their sagging tissue. My response seems obvious, but often patients receive inadequate information from various sources, including the internet. There are different aging effects in the face, both sinking and sagging. The areas that show sagging the most – […] The post Fillers fill, lifts lift. Sounds simple, right? appeared first on Clymermd.

Clymer MD Nashville TN Facial Plastic Surgery and Skin Health

My patients often request a filler treatment in their jowl or cheek area to “lift up” their sagging tissue. My response seems obvious, but often patients receive inadequate information from various sources, including the internet. There are different aging effects in the face, both sinking and sagging. The areas that show sagging the most – the jowl area, neck, and cheeks – are best treated with lifting procedures. Although there are providers out there that will disagree with me, it is my belief (based on my training and 20+ years of experience) that fillers do not lift the face. Rather, they simply fill sunken areas. The sunken area in front of the jowl can be filled, improving the area; however, the filler does so by camouflaging the jowl, not by pushing it up. The cheeks can be made more full, resulting in an improved appearance, but the filler does not “lift” the cheeks.

My staff and I take care to thoroughly educate you on the most appropriate ways to achieve your desired look, whether it be by surgery (lifting procedures) or non-surgical alternatives (fillers and the like). It is certainly your choice and perfectly okay to not pursue surgical treatments, but it is unrealistic to expect a surgical improvement from fillers, in my opinion. In the same vein, one should also not expect a “fuller” look from a lifting procedure. Lifts and fillers are complimentary.

Let us learn more about your goals so that we can help you achieve them! Just keep in mind…fillers fill, lifts lift. They aren’t interchangeable.

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