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.
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.
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.
Facial Liposuction FAQs
Facial liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure able to improve the contours of the face by removing excess fat through pinpoint incisions. Facial liposuction is often performed on the chin, the jowls and the neck.
If you’re physically healthy, realistic in your expectations and looking to eliminate excess fat of the face, you may be a good candidate for facial liposuction. Liposuction in general tends to be most effective on patients who are of normal body weight but have areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
During a consultation for facial liposuction, the surgeon will discuss your goals and your options, examine your face and take a medical history. All aspects of the procedure will be discussed in detail and any questions or concerns that you may have will be addressed.
Facial liposuction is typically performed with local anesthesia.
Once anesthesia is administered, a tiny, pinpoint incision is made in the area to be treated and then a narrow tube known as a cannula is inserted through the incision. The cannula placed in the fat layer deep beneath the skin and is manipulate to disrupt the fat cells. A vacuum pump or large syringe is then used to suction out the excess fat. The incision will require no suturing or only a single suture.
Facial liposuction is brief procedure that can be completed within thirty minutes to an hour.
Because the incision is a small, pinpoint one that is done with no suturing or only a single suture, there is no visible scarring.
Patients may experience some mild discomfort after undergoing facial liposuction. Pain medication can be prescribed to control any discomfort.
Patients receiving sedation will need to arrange for someone to drive them home after the facial liposuction procedure.
The recovery after facial liposuction is generally a rapid one. Some minor bruising and swelling can occur and will fade within about a week. Any mild discomfort that patients experience can be controlled with prescription pain medication. During the first week, patients will likely be required to wear some type of elastic support bandage.
Patients can usually return to work in about five to seven days after undergoing facial liposuction.
The incisions for facial liposuction typically require no suturing or only a single suture. If sutures are used, they will be removed in about five to seven days.
Facial liposuction is generally not covered by insurance as it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Financing is available for many cosmetic surgery procedures and, as such, you may be able to finance your facial liposuction procedure.
The results of facial liposuction can be long lasting provided that patients follow a sensible diet and exercise
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