The Happy Face Treatment: An Anatomical-Based Technique for the Correction of Marionette Lines and the Oral Commissures
November 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 11 | Original Article | 1226 | Copyright © November 2018
Frank Rosengaus-Leizgold MD,a Elizabeth Jasso-Ramírez MD,bNathania Cárdenas Sicilia MDa
aFacial Plastic Surgery, Ultimate Medica, México City, México bFacial Plastic Surgery, ENT Department, Angeles Lomas Hospital, México City, México
The Happy Face technique is an individualized treatment that subsizes the area to be filled in order to achieve smoothness all around the perioral area, eliminate the marionette lines, and provide better lift of the corner of the mouth. This technique is novel and safe because it is done with a cannula. There are no vascular or nerve structures that can be harmed with a cannula in the subsized area.The Happy Face treatment is a good option to return youthfulness to the lower third of the face. Once the technique is understood, it is easy to perform with minimum pain. The results will be superior to simple injection techniques that do not involve any subscision.The cornerstone of a good result in dynamic motion is the thorough knowledge of the facial anatomy, including the perioral muscles, to obtain a youthful Mona Lisa smile without compromising function nor aesthetics in the perioral area. A Happy Face is a happy patient.
The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.
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