Cervico-facial liposuction is a very popular procedure designed to permanently remove unwanted fatty tissue from the neck, cheeks, and chin. This procedure is ideal for those who have unwanted fat in areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. Individuals with good skin tone who have fatty deposits often achieve the best results with facial liposuction. Facial liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. If weight gain does occur after liposuction, the fat will be deposited primarily in areas that have not been treated by liposuction. The results can be affected by a variety of factors: physical condition, diet, genetic makeup, alcohol intake, exercise, smoking, and skin elasticity.
Facial liposuction is usually performed while you are under an IV sedation or general anesthesia. In most cases, facial liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis in our state of the art facility. After a small (less than 1/4 inch), discreet incision is made in the neck or face, a cannula is inserted and attached to a machine that will suction away the unwanted fatty tissue. Facial liposuction is often performed in conjunction with other procedures such as face lifting or with the placement of a chin implant.
You will wear a pressure bandage continuously for the first two weeks. Following this period you should continue to wear this device at night for the next four to six weeks to achieve optimal results. Following liposuction, the scars will go through a maturation process. During the first eight to twelve weeks, they may be raised and/or red. Over the next six to twelve months, the scars will mature and become soft, flat, and pale. You may experience tingling, burning, and/or numbness around the incision site, but these symptoms are temporary in most cases. Before your appointment, please let us know if you are prone to keloid scars.