Liposuction is not just for abdomens, hips and thighs. It can also be used to contour your face and reduce or eliminate fatty deposits on your neck, cheeks and chin (double chin, turkey neck or jowls).
Because these are areas that are typically resistant to diet and exercise, facial liposuction is very effective at helping people look younger and feel more self-confident.
How Facial Liposuction Works
Dr. Meyers makes a small incision in an inconspicuous location on the face or neck. The area to be treated is cleansed with a saline solution. Medication is used to constrict the blood vessels and provide a local anesthetic to reduce any pain sensations.
A tool called a cannula is inserted into the incision to extract specific fatty tissue under the skin’s surface. When the right contour has been achieved, the skin is repositioned and stitched in place.
Sometimes face lipo is combined with other surgical or aesthetic procedures to produce better definition, such as:
- Eyelid surgery
- Brow lift
- Cheek & chin implants
- Laser skin resurfacing
Facial Lipo Recovery
Expect to recover from facial liposuction for approximately 4 days as any normal bruising and swelling subsides. A snug facial wrap should be worn daily during this time and at night for several weeks after the procedure. Most people start seeing results within 4-6 weeks, with full results being achieved within 6-12 months.