Facelift | Facial Liposuction
Facial liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure able to remove localized fat deposits from areas of the face such as the jowls and beneath the chin. Though this procedure is often performed along with other procedures like a facelift, it can be performed on its own. The ideal candidates for facial liposuction include physically healthy men and women who are of normal body weight but are bothered by areas of the face that are resistant to diet and exercise, such as a double chin.
Facial liposuction is typically a brief procedure taking about an hour to complete and is often performed with local anesthesia. The incisions are very small, pinpoint incisions requiring no suturing or only a single suture, thus resulting in no visible scarring. Once the incisions are made, fat is then extracted through the incisions.
The recovery after facial liposuction is generally a rapid one with minimal discomfort. A small bandage may be applied. Some swelling can occur and will subside over several months. Patients are usually able to return to work and other normal activities within five days though it will be at least ten days before more strenuous activities may be resumed. Though the results of facial liposuction are generally long-lasting, any significant weight gain can cause fat to accumulate once again. The potential complications that can occur with facial liposuction may include adverse anesthesia reactions, asymmetry, fluid loss or retention, infection, pigmentation changes, rippling or bagginess of the skin, and skin injury.
Two areas of the face which can benefit from liposuction are the fat deposits under the chin, and the jowls. Facial liposuction, a brief procedure where fat is extracted through a pinpoint incision while the patient is under local anesthesia, also carries a generally rapid recovery. The incision leaves no visible scar, and is done with no suturing, or only a single suture.