Q-What is facial liposuction?
A-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.
Q-How do I know if I’m a good candidate for facial liposuction?
A-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.
Q-What happens during a consultation for facial liposuction?
A-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.
Q-What type of anesthesia is used for facial liposuction?
A-Facial liposuction is typically performed with local anesthesia.
Q-How is facial liposuction performed?
A-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.
Q-How long is the surgical time for facial liposuction?
A-Facial liposuction is brief procedure that can be completed within thirty minutes to an hour.
Q-Are there scars after facial liposuction?
A-Because the incision is a small, pinpoint one that is done with no suturing or only a single suture, there is no visible scarring.
Q-Is there much pain with facial liposuction?
A-Patients may experience some mild discomfort after undergoing facial liposuction. Pain medication can be prescribed to control any discomfort.
Q-Can I drive myself home after my facial liposuction procedure?
A-Patients receiving sedation will need to arrange for someone to drive them home after the facial liposuction procedure.
Q-What is the recovery like after facial liposuction?
A-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.
Q-When will I be able to go back to work after facial liposuction?
A-Patients can usually return to work in about five to seven days after undergoing facial liposuction.
Q-How soon after facial liposuction are the stitches removed.
A-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.
Q-Does insurance cover the facial liposuction procedure?
A-Facial liposuction is generally not covered by insurance as it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Q-Is it possible to get the facial liposuction procedure financed?
A-Financing is available for many cosmetic surgery procedures and, as such, you may be able to finance your facial liposuction procedure.
Q-Are the results of facial liposuction permanent?
A-The results of facial liposuction can be long lasting provided that patients follow a sensible diet and exercise