Exercise and a healthy diet sometimes fail to achieve the desired effect in certain parts of our bodies. Ultimately, it often becomes necessary to resort to plastic surgery to achieve optimal facial proportions. Facial liposuction is an effective and safe method that removes stubborn fat deposits of the face for a beautiful, sculpted appearance with long-lasting results. We perform facial liposuction in Princeton, NJ, for patients struggling with this type of stubborn facial fat.
What is 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.
Types of Facial Liposuction
Chin liposuction is usually performed on its own and can be done without anesthesia. In this procedure, a thin flexible tube is inserted through the nostril of the patient to access their submental fat deposits below their chin. An inflatable balloon may then be inserted within the body via the tube to cause localized swelling and pressure that compresses and releases the fat tissue. The fat is then removed with a suction device and the incisions are closed with stitches or surgical tape.
Cheek liposuction is also often performed on its own and can be done without anesthesia. In this procedure, a thin tube is inserted beneath the patient’s skin of the cheek to access fat deposits within their cheeks. The fat is then removed with a suction device and the incisions are closed with stitches or surgical tape.
Submental liposuction is the removal of fat deposits that are between a person’s chin and their Adam’s apple. This procedure can be done without anesthesia but often requires local anesthetic injections to numb the area. In this procedure, a thin flexible tube may be inserted through the mouth or nose of the patient to access fat deposits and remove them with a suction device. Incisions are closed with stitches or surgical tape.
Candidates for Face and Neck Liposuction
Candidates for face and neck liposuction include women and men over the age of 18 who are physically healthy. Patients should be in good nutritional health and should not be obese or suffer from diabetes, sleep apnea, or heart disease. Pregnant women may also be unable to undergo cosmetic surgery depending on how far along they are.
How Facial Liposuction Works
Facial liposuction works by removing fat deposits using a small surgical incision. In many cases, the swelling and bruising that follow are relatively minor because many cosmetic surgeons use microscopic tools when performing facial liposuction.
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.
Two areas of the face that can benefit from liposuction are the fat deposits under the chin and the jowls.
What to Expect after Facial Liposuction
Most patients can return home the day of their facial liposuction. After facial liposuction, you may experience bruising and swelling but this should fade within a few days. Most people find that they can resume all normal activities including work after one to two weeks following their procedure.
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 resume.
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.
How Much Does Facial Liposuction Cost in New Jersey?
The cost of facial liposuction varies widely and is dependent on several factors including the area to be treated, the complexity of the procedure, your geographic location, and your surgeon’s experience level. As with many cosmetic procedures, there are financing options available at our practice in Princeton, NJ.
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Why Choose Glasgold Group
Facial Liposuction is a complex and custom procedure that requires a high level of skill and knowledge to perform properly. At the Glasgold Group, our surgeons have decades of experience while patients and peers alike respect them for the beautiful, natural-looking results they produce consistently. By choosing the Glasgold Group for your procedure, you can expect results of the highest caliber and the knowledge that your safety and satisfaction are top priorities.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold is a co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program of AAFPRS.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold has an American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program of AAFPRS.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may benefit from facial liposuction if you have contour irregularities that are caused by excess fat deposits. For example, you may be a candidate for this procedure if your face is irregular in shape and has bulges or pockets of fat, this can occur with aging and even after dieting. Likewise, neck liposuction may help eliminate excess fat in the back of the neck and prevent sagging.
Facial liposuction is generally a very safe procedure and rarely results in complications though all surgery carries some risks. The most common side effects associated with facial liposuction include bruising, swelling, bleeding, infection, asymmetry of the face, or numbness.
Facial liposuction removes areas of unwanted fat and can contour the cheek area, neck area, and jawline. Areas where patients commonly request liposuction include the chin, cheeks, jowls, and neck.
The results of facial liposuction generally last a lifetime if proper care is taken. Patients who lose weight may experience some sagging but this can be corrected with a touch-up procedure approximately every ten years. Facial plastic procedures like facelifts, blepharoplasty, or rhinoplasty that are cosmetic in nature are often done at the same time as face liposuction.
If you think that you might be a candidate for facial liposuction in Princeton, New Jersey, or want to find out if you are, contact our office to arrange a consultation today! You can call The Glasgold Group at (732) 846-6540 or fill out our online form to get started!
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