Face / Neck Liposuction
Facial liposuction is a very common procedure. It is designed for the permanent removal of fatty tissue from your cheeks, chin, and neck. It is an elective procedure in which the surgeon removes undesirable, subcutaneous fat in facial areas that do not respond to diet and exercise.
Patients with good skin tone, who have fatty deposits, receive the best results from facial liposuction. It is not a treatment for obesity. If weight gain occurs following liposuction, the fat will be deposited in areas that have not been treated. The procedure can be repeated, if necessary. To maintain the safety of the procedure, there is a limit on how much can be done at one time. A variety of factors can affect the results: physical condition, genetic makeup, diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol intake, and skin elasticity.
The Facial Liposuction Procedure
Facial liposuction is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The surgeon makes small (less than1/2 inch), discreet incisions in the face or neck. A cannula is inserted in a small incision and attached to a suction machine. The procedure may take an hour or more.
The results of liposuction are permanent. If you were to gain a large amount of weight you might note rippling in the treated areas, depending on your skin elasticity.
Following liposuction, any scars will go through a maturation process during the first 8-12 weeks. During this time, they may be red and possibly raised. The scars will mature over 6 – 12 months and become pale, flat and soft. You may experience numbness, burning, tingling around the incision site. These symptoms are almost always temporary. Please let us know if you are prone to keloid scars.