Facial liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat deposits from specific areas of the face. It is often used to define facial contours and achieve a slimmer appearance. Common areas treated with facial liposuction include the chin, jawline, cheeks, and neck.
Why Do People Get Facial Liposuction?
There are several reasons people may opt for facial liposuction:
- To reduce fullness or fat accumulation under the chin or along the jawline
- To contour the face and achieve more defined facial features
- To reduce the appearance of "jowls" or sagging along the jawline that can occur with age
- To address small pockets of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise
How is Facial Liposuction Performed?
Facial liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The procedure involves:
- Small incisions made in inconspicuous areas like under the chin or inside the mouth
- Insertion of a cannula (thin tube) into the fat layers beneath the skin
- The cannula is moved back and forth to break up and suction out fat cells
- Common areas treated include the cheeks, jowls, neck, and along the jawline
- The procedure typically takes 1-2 hours to complete
- Results are not immediately visible due to post-procedure swelling, but become more apparent over several weeks as swelling subsides
Proper candidate selection and an experienced plastic surgeon are important factors for optimal facial liposuction results and minimized risk of side effects. As with any cosmetic procedure, facial liposuction risks include infection, scarring, asymmetry, and contour irregularities.