Facial liposuction removes fatty deposits from specific areas of the face such as the chin, neck, and jowls. Facial liposuction rids patients of these excess fat deposits that make them look and feel older. A safe procedure with dramatic results, facial liposuction has helped thousands of people look and feel younger and more attractive.
Face, Neck, and Chin Liposuction
Facial liposuction is most often performed with a micro-cannula using a tumescent technique that involves injecting fluid into the targeted area while suctioning the fat out. In some cases, liposuction of the chin, neck, and jowls, as well as other facial liposuction procedures, can have better results in these problem areas than other surgical techniques. Facial liposuction can also be more desirable because it minimizes scarring when compared to other surgical techniques. Facial liposuction is usually performed on or below the chin and jaw line to reduce the appearance of sagging skin in the neck, a double-chin, or hanging jowls.
Who is a Good Candidate for Facial Liposuction?
The best candidate for facial liposuction is someone who wishes to remove bothersome pockets of fat but is within 30 percent of their ideal body weight. Age is not a major consideration in facial liposuction procedures, but those with more elastic qualities in their skin can expect to experience better results. For those who do not have elastic skin, other procedures such as a face lift can tighten the skin after fat has been removed using liposuction techniques. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for chin, neck, jowl, or any other type of facial liposuction procedure is to speak with an experienced surgeon.
Facial Liposuction Recovery
Recovery from facial liposuction is a relatively short process. Patients who have their chin, jowls, or neck treated with liposuction can expect to experience mild discomfort with some bruising or swelling. This should subside in about seven to ten days. Patients may require a few stitches to close the opening made by the cannula (the tube used to break up and remove fatty tissue). Most facial liposuction patients return to normal activities within one week and experience the full benefits of surgery within a three to six month period.