Can a VIP Facelift Help Improve Marionette Lines?
Marionette lines — aptly named for the prominent lines around the mouth that resemble those of string puppets — can make a person look and feel much older than they actually are. Not only that, but once marionette lines begin to appear, they often progress rapidly and are accompanied by additional signs of aging, like deeper facial folds, sagging jowls, and others. While dermal fillers may help to temporarily smooth out marionette lines and other signs of facial aging, many men and women desire a more lasting anti-aging solution. For these patients, Oklahoma City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan offers an exciting range of facial enhancement surgeries, including the widely sought-after VIP facelift at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics.
Why are they called marionette lines?
Lines that descend straight down vertically from the corners of the mouth are often referred to as marionette lines due to the resemblance they have to the lines seen in the same area on wooden string puppets, which allow their mouths to move. These deep wrinkles commonly appear with age as the jowls begin to sag, the mouth begins to droop, and the skin starts to lose its natural elasticity.
How can I get rid of lines around my mouth?
Marionette lines, smoker’s lines, and other lines and wrinkles around the mouth and chin can be greatly improved with a number of different cosmetic treatments and procedures, including laser skin treatments, injectable dermal fillers, and others. However, when these treatments fail to provide the desired level of improvement —or when a patient simply prefers a more long-term solution that can address additional concerns simultaneously — Dr. Sawan may recommend VIP facelift surgery.
Will a VIP facelift smooth out marionette lines?
Because every patient’s specific concerns and goals are unique, Dr. Sawan will develop a customized facelift plan tailored to each case. For many people, the VIP facelift — which may combine the benefits of traditional facelift surgery with a facial fat transfer, fillers, or another treatment or procedure — offers the most compelling option to address common age-related symptoms in the mid-face and lower face, including:
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Bunny lines
- Drooping jowls
- Sagging jawline
- Sunken cheeks
- Drawn face
Can a VIP facelift reverse my resting frown?
For many patients with marionette lines, a constant frown or downturned mouth is also a concern. This prevalent sign of facial aging is associated with an angry, tired, or aged look and can make patients look upset or much older than their actual age. With a VIP facelift, Dr. Sawan can address age-related volume loss, skin laxity, and other changes that contribute to sagging corners, marionette lines, and other unwanted symptoms around the mouth and chin.
Am I too young for a facelift?
Even patients as young as their 30s and 40s can develop marionette lines and other signs of early facial aging. While a full facelift is often reserved for older patients, these younger men and women may still benefit from certain types of facelifts or facial rejuvenation surgery tailored to their uniquely youthful anatomy and skin elasticity. If you have questions about whether a facelift may be appropriate at your age, don’t hesitate to ask.
Turn your frown upside down with a VIP facelift in Oklahoma City, OK
If you look in the mirror and see strong chin lines or puppet lines staring back at you, but you’re tired of the upkeep associated with topical treatments and dermal fillers, a VIP facelift may be the transformational solution you’ve been searching for. Discover more about how a VIP facelift can help lift and smooth marionette lines and other signs of facial aging by calling Sawan Surgical Aesthetics to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon and Oklahoma City facelift specialist Dr. Kamal Sawan today.