Facial & Neck Liposuction
Liposuction of the face is a quick and easy way to correct early jowling as well as excess fat in the submental region (the part of the neck under the chin) to get rid of a “double chin” look. This procedure can usually be performed in the office under local anesthesia and takes under an hour.
Facial & Neck Liposuction Overview
The best patients for this procedure have fairly good quality skin that will have the ability to shrink and contract when the underlying skin is removed. Patients with excessive skin laxity risk having loose, deflated looking skin remaining after the procedure, and will likely require a skin tightening procedure as well to achieve a good result.
Liposuction Vs. Non-Invasive Techiques
We have evaluated the newer techniques for addressing these areas and find them inferior to what we are accomplishing with liposuction. There is less pain and recovery than with injection of fat-dissolving substances and we can more accurately target the areas to be treated than with external fat-dissolving techniques (CoolSculpting and others). Some of these methods require multiple treatments rather than a single liposuction procedure and therefore can cost more. Just like liposuction, none of these methods significantly tighten skin so patients with loose skin will be disappointed with their results. Finally, liposuction has a proven track record of over 25 years of great results- something the other treatments can’t claim.
Your First Visit
At your initial consultation, we will evaluate your face, review your photographs, and discuss ways we can achieve the look you want. We will carefully evaluate the quality of the skin as well as the amount of underlying fat to be removed. We’ll review the procedure, discuss how it is performed, show photographs, and come up with an operative plan that suits your needs.