Liposuction can help sculpt and define your face. If you are considering liposuction, your facial features and underlying bone structure should be evaluated by an experienced specialist for your best possible look. Liposuction for the jowls and neck is available as an in-office procedure.
Some areas of the face require facial fat, especially in the cheek area, to provide a natural, softer look to the face. During your consultation Dr. Branham will explain what can be realistically achieved while discussing your personal goals in improving your appearance.
The majority of patients who seek facial liposuction desire a smoothing out of excess facial fat in the chin and jaw line (upper neck area) to give them a more contoured or younger appearance. This accumulation of fat in the face is common as the face ages, but can also be due to weight gain as well as heredity. Liposuction provides an immediate improvement with a more defined line of the chin and a more sculpted profile.
When having liposuction performed, small incisions are made within the natural folds of the face and under the chin or jaw line. Normally an endoscopic technique is used and the excess fat is suctioned out through these small incisions which may require several small stitches to close. Most patients resume normal activities within several days.
In younger patients liposuction is often done alone. In older patients it may provide more optimal results when used with other facial cosmetic procedures, such as a platysmaplasty, face lift, chin or cheek implants, neck lift, and rhinoplasty or nose surgery. Recovery periods vary depending on what procedures are performed.