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Eliminate Marionette Lines

Your face changes as your age; there is nothing that can stop time from leaving traces of your years on your face. However, when lines appear that make you look like a puppet, you do have options to eliminate these pronounced aging symptoms. Marionette lines, the deeper lines that appear at the corners of the mouth down to your chin, can be soften or removed completely with the help of an experienced facial plastic surgeon. In Manhattan, Dr. Maurice Khosh is the plastic surgeon many New Yorkers trust to give them a younger appearance.

Marionette lines occur for a variety of reasons. As you age, you lose fat under the skin, while the skin become less elastic. This combination, along with lifestyle choices, can create the facial lines on either side of your mouth. You do have several options for treatment to eliminate marionette lines. You can choose a non-invasive approach like laser therapy or dermal fillers, which tend to have temporary, but effective, results. Another option is plastic surgery, usually a form of facelift to eliminate these lines from your face.

Frowning Lips Lift

Marionette lines can make it look like you have a permanent frown. These, combined with the nasolabial folds that run from your nose to your mouth, can change the appearance of your lower face. Dermal fillers can be a great treatment option when these first appear. While temporary, injectable fillers plump the skin and soften these lines without any downtime. A quick visit to Dr. Khosh’s office for injectable treatment can make a big difference in softening these frown lines around your lips.

For deeper lines or for those that want a permanent lip lift, a facelift may be the right solution. There are many different types of facelifts that Dr. Khosh offers. Depending on what other issues you would like to improve, he may suggest a mini facelift that specifically address the midface region, giving you a lift around your mouth and nose. Frowning lips will be gone, along with your marionette lines.

If marionette lines are bringing both you and your lips down, contact the office of Dr. Khosh to schedule a consultation. Get back a happier, more youthful mouth with our effective marionette line treatments.

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What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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