Facial liposuction, also known as facial contouring, is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess fat from various areas of the face to achieve a more refined and youthful appearance. The procedure is often done on the cheeks, chin, and neck, but it can also be performed on other areas of the face as well.
Liposuction Cosmetic Surgery Procedure
Facial liposuction is typically performed as an outpatient procedure and is done under local anesthesia. Your NJ ENT surgeon will make small incisions in inconspicuous areas of the face, such as behind the ears or in the natural creases of the skin. Once the desired amount of fat has been removed, the incisions are closed with sutures. For fat that is persistent in the cheeks, a small incision is made inside the mouth, and fat is removed without any incisions on the external skin.
Benefits of Liposuction
One of the main benefits of facial liposuction is that it can help to reduce the appearance of a double chin, which is caused by excess fat in the neck and chin area. By removing this excess fat, the jawline is more defined, resulting in a more youthful and attractive appearance. Additionally, facial liposuction can help to improve the overall symmetry of the face and create a more harmonious balance between the different facial features.
Who is Facial Liposuction Good For?
Facial liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and it is important to have realistic expectations about the results that can be achieved. The ideal candidate for facial liposuction is someone who is already at or near their ideal body weight, but who is struggling with excess fat in the face and neck area that is resistant to diet and exercise.
After facial liposuction, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. Pain medication can be prescribed to manage any discomfort during the recovery period. Patients should expect to take some time off work and avoid any strenuous activity for at least a week or two following the procedure. It is also important to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol during the recovery period, as these can interfere with the healing process.
Patients will be given specific instructions on how to care for the incision sites and when to schedule a follow-up appointment with their surgeon. The majority of the swelling and bruising should subside within a few weeks, and patients can typically return to their normal activities within a month or so. However, it can take several months for the full results of the facial liposuction procedure to become apparent as the body continues to heal and adjust to the new contours of the face.
How We Can Help
Facial liposuction can be an effective way to achieve a more refined and youthful appearance by removing excess fat from the face and neck area. If you are considering facial liposuction, it is important to do your research, choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, and have realistic expectations about the results that can be achieved.
The New Jersey Ear, Nose, and Throat Center team has performed thousands of procedures and has the experience to provide you with exceptional care. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. Our doctors are experts in their field specializing in both ENT and facial plastic surgery and the associated procedures and surgeries.