WHY CHOOSE FACIAL LIPOSUCTION SURGERY?
Heredity can play a major role in how and where you accumulate and store fatty deposits. If you are naturally predisposed to carry fat cells in your face, this can be especially hard to remove through diet and exercise. Fat around the cheeks, neck and jowls can make you look heavy and bloated, even if you have a thin body figure. Your face can hold deposits of fat cells that are highly resistant to change. Whether you have fat deposits in your face due to heredity, are looking for more definition, or are slightly overweight, you may want to consider facial liposuction to create a leaner and more defined facial appearance.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR FACIAL LIPOSUCTION SURGERY?
To ensure you are a good candidate for facial liposuction, Dr. English will have you complete a health questionnaire, and will also ask you about any medications you are taking. If you are interested in facial liposuction or any other facial surgery procedures, it is important to be in good overall health, refrain from smoking, and avoid excessive sun exposure before and after your surgery. Dr. English may also recommend pre-operative blood work.
HOW IS FACIAL LIPOSUCTION SURGERY PERFORMED?
At English Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center, facial liposuction surgery is typically carried out under local anesthesia and is performed at our accredited surgical facility. Dr. English may opt to use general anesthesia if you decide to combine this procedure with other surgeries. Every effort is made to reduce the length of scars and to make them as inconspicuous as possible.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME FOR FACIAL LIPOSUCTION SURGERY?
Swelling and bruising will usually subside within seven to ten days, and most people return to work or normal activities within one week after facial liposuction.
WHAT IS NECK LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction of the neck is performed through a small incision placed just beneath the chin and can be done by itself or in conjunction with tightening (plication) of the neck muscles. The results are predicated on the anatomy of the neck, the projection of the chin and the elasticity of the skin below the mandible (jaw line). If it is performed by itself and if the skin is youthful with a normal amount of fat in the area, the results can be very dramatic. If the skin is not taut and/or the chin profile is weak, then the procedure’s results can be enhanced with a lower facelift to tighten the neck skin or augmentation of the chin with an implant to strengthen the profile.
In heavier necks, the position of the hyoid bone may be lower than normal and create a rather unsightly obtuse angle. In these cases, tightening of the neck muscles through the same entrance port that the liposuction was performed produces a smaller and firmer internal neck column and allows the skin to transform into a sharper cervical mental angle and help produce a more pleasant profile. Regardless of your needs, the correct combination of procedures will be discussed with you to optimize your final results.
WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE?
Dr. English’s neck liposuction patients report minimal discomfort and downtime since the length of the surgery is less than 20 to 30 minutes and is performed in our office surgical suite with sedation commensurate with the patient’s request. A wrap is placed around the head and neck area for 18 hours or so and then removed in our office the next day. The two or three sutures placed at the entrance site where the suction cannula was inserted for the neck liposuction procedure will be removed at day six to prevent suture tracking. Although your results will be noticeable early on, your final results will not be forthcoming for at least three months. To facilitate the best results, we may offer ultrasound treatments to the neck area for a few days to help with the soreness and to induce skin contractility, which is paramount to your final results.
If you would like to look and feel your very best, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. English. We look forward to seeing you!