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Liposuction

How it Works

Liposuction, or the removal of excess fat, can help sculpt and define your face. The procedure is performed in the doctor’s office and involves small incisions in the natural folds of the face and/or under the chin or jawline. Your physician will suction out excess fat through these small incisions, and then close them with small stitches. Most patients resume normal activities within a few days.

Why Liposuction?

Many patients seek facial liposuction to smooth excess fat in the chin and jawline (upper neck area) to add contour and a youthful appearance. As we get older, it’s common for fat to accumulate in the face, but it can also result from weight gain and/or family history.

Some patients choose liposuction alone, while others may benefit from liposuction in combination with other procedures. Liposuction is common with  facelifts, chin or cheek implants, neck lifts or rhinoplasty.

Because some areas of the face require facial fat to provide a natural, soft look, your facial features and bone structure should be evaluated by an experienced specialist before considering liposuction. During your consultation, Drs. Branham and Chi will review your options and discuss a custom treatment path that meets your goals and expectations.

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