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What to Know About Facial Liposuction

Facial liposuction, or Liposculpture, is a surgical treatment used to slim areas under the chin on the neck and jowls to improve profile appearance.  Patients may carry additional fat in this area due to heredity and facial structure. Read on to learn more about this effective option and how it can boost your confidence.

What Is Facial Liposuction?

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a cannula and surgical vacuum to remove fatty tissue through a small incision. It can be performed on many different areas of the body where you might struggle to lose fat, including the neck and jowls. Facial liposuction can improve your profile appearance drastically if you feel self-conscious about a double chin.

How is Facial Liposuction Performed?

Liposculpture is a relatively quick procedure, usually lasting an hour or less. Once complete, you can return home for your short recovery. While usually performed using local anesthesia and sedation, although Dr. Zuliani will give you the best idea of what to expect from your surgical plan. Tiny incisions are made under the chin and under each ear.   The fat is broken up and removed with a cannula and surgical vacuum before the incisions are closed with specialized sutures.

Recovery

You can expect some swelling and bruising in the days following your procedure. You should plan to take at least a few days away from work or school to recover. Dr. Zuliani will prescribe medications to manage any discomfort or swelling, so take these according to instructions. Overall, you’ll see your results begin to emerge within a couple weeks as swelling subsides. Although permanent removal of fat in the area is achieved through liposculpture, it is possible to gain new fat in the area.  For best results, it is important to live an active lifestyle to maintain long-term results.

Who Should Get a Facial Liposuction?

For best results with liposculpture, it’s ideal to be at a healthy and stable weight.  You should be generally healthy and able to undergo an invasive surgery. If you have additional concerns like sagging skin, you may need to consider other options like a facelift which can remove excess skin and rejuvenate your facial profile along with removing fat.

Schedule a Consultation

Facial liposuction can boost your confidence with the right techniques from a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. To meet with Dr. Zuliani and learn more about your options, we invite you to contact our Detroit area office by calling or filling out our online form.