Facial liposuction aims to remove areas of excess fat from the face and neck. The patient’s jawline, neckline, chin and cheeks are common areas that require reconstructive surgery. In addition to facial liposuction, the surgeon may use a combination of facial reconstructive procedures that include Botox, facelifts and soft tissue fillers. It’s hard to lose weight on one’s face. The chin and jaw region are troublesome areas that are resistant to weight loss. However, facial liposuction can significantly improve these areas and help create the desired facial structure.
Facial liposuction has become a common cosmetic procedure, either on its own or in conjunction with a facelift or other facial procedures. It consists of the removal of unwanted fatty tissue with a cannula and vacuum device promoting and improving facial shape like the jawline or under the chin area. Some surgeons may use a laser lipolysis technique.
Facial liposuction takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes.
Depending on the patient, intravenous sedation, local or general anaesthesia can be used.
Swelling, soreness, and a temporary burning sensation are usually experienced in treated areas. Pain and discomfort are easily managed with outpatient analgesic medications.
Infection, asymmetry of the face, pigmentation changes (hyper or hypo) and decreased sensibility of the areas.
Generally, full recovery time should take between 3 to 4 weeks after facial liposuction, during which the patient will be asked to wear a compression garment.
Facial liposuction achieves good results in patients with excess fat under the chin, along the jaw, jowl and the neck. Ideal candidates for facial liposuction have good skin elasticity and minimal platysmal banding. After facial liposuction, the patient will notice a leaner, better defined and more contoured neck and jawline.
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