Facial lipocontouring, or liposuction for the face and neck, is performed by the highly skilled and internationally recognized Dr. Larrabee at The Larrabee Center in Seattle and Kirkland, WA. This safe and effective procedure is ideal for individuals with excess fat pockets around the face and neck, offering a remarkable transformation and beautifully sculpted facial contour. With advancements in surgical technology and techniques, Face and Neck Liposuction has gained popularity as a captivating method of facial rejuvenation.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure for targeted fat removal from specific areas of the body. It is typically performed to contour the abdomen, hips, thighs, stomach, or arms. It is important to note that liposuction is not intended for weight loss but for sculpting and reshaping specific body areas. During the procedure, a cannula, a small tube, is inserted through tiny incisions in the skin, effectively suctioning out excess fat cells.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction is a procedure that involves loosening excess fat through controlled back-and-forth motion. The dislodged fat is then permanently removed from the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe connected to a cannula.
Benefits Of Face and Neck Liposuction
Face and Neck Liposuction has numerous benefits, including the enhancement of midface features for a more chiseled appearance, accentuation of the eyes, cheekbones, and jawline, a slimmer face, and the improvement of issues such as double chin, sagging neck skin, and fleshy jowls.
Why Choose Face and Neck Liposuction?
Face and Neck Liposuction is a safe and effective procedure that can help remove excess fat and signs of aging, improving overall balance and harmony of facial features. As a highly skilled surgeon specializing in the face and neck, Dr. Larrabee consistently achieves excellent and satisfying results for patients seeking a more defined and slender appearance in their face and neck.
How Does The Procedure Feel? When Will Results Show?
As a result of the anesthesia, the procedure is essentially painless. The required recovery time may differ for each individual, with initial results typically visible within a few weeks and complete results achieved in approximately three months.
Potential Risks and Complications of A Liposuction Procedure
Although rare, face and neck liposuction surgery carries potential risks, including anesthetic complications and infection. Bruising, swelling, and numbness are common experiences that typically subside within seven days.
Before, During, and, After The Treatment
What To Expect Before A Face or Neck Liposuction Procedure
Before undergoing Face and Neck Liposuction Surgery, a pre-operative consultation with a surgical nurse is required. Based on your age and health, a medical evaluation may be necessary. To prevent bleeding and bruising, it is recommended to abstain from smoking and discontinue the use of aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, and herbal supplements.
What To Expect During A Face or Neck Liposuction Procedure
Small incisions will be made in discreet locations on the face and neck during the procedure. Unwanted pockets of fatty tissue will be removed using a suction device attached to a cannula (a thin surgical tube). The facial liposuction procedure typically takes about an hour, and the results are long-lasting.
What To Expect After A Face or Neck Liposuction Procedure
After undergoing liposuction, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. To minimize swelling and aid in healing, it might be necessary to wear an elastic bandage or compression garment. If drainage tubes are present, you may need to monitor and record the fluid emptied into the reservoir.
Specific post-surgery instructions will be provided, which may include caring for your body, applying medications, or taking oral medications to promote healing.
You may experience mild swelling, numbness, and bruising around the neck and upper chest, but these symptoms will gradually subside after three or four days. Although some light scarring may be visible, it will fade away over several weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are The Results Of Face And Neck Liposuction Permanent?
The fat cells removed during liposuction are permanent and will not return. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial. Significant weight fluctuations can impact the appearance of your results.
Is There A Minimum Age Requirement To Get A Face And Neck Liposuction?
The FDA has not established a specific age requirement for these procedures. However, a thorough assessment of one’s health and needs should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide an in-depth evaluation and make appropriate recommendations to ensure the best possible outcome.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Cost varies depending on the area being treated and the extent and size of the area.
Does Neck Liposuction Leave Loose Skin?
Neck liposuction may result in loose skin, but our providers will assess your skin’s elasticity to minimize this risk. During the procedure, loose skin can be addressed or an additional treatment like a neck lift can be considered.
What Is Cheek Liposuction?
Chubby cheeks are a common concern caused by the buccal fat pad in the mid and upper cheeks. While adulthood usually results in a slimming of this area, some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to excess cheek fat or residual fat after weight loss. Buccal fat excision can be performed to address this issue.
It surgically removes excess fat from the cheeks, resulting in a more sculpted and youthful appearance. It is often combined with other facial procedures, such as a facelift or brow lift, for optimal results. The Larrabee Center in Seattle, WA, has a team of experts ready to assess your specific needs and assist in creating a personalized treatment plan.
Will There Be Noticeable Scarring After Liposuction?
Some light scarring may be visible but will fade within several weeks.
Can Face And Neck Liposuction Be Combined With Other Cosmetic Procedures?
Combining liposuction with other cosmetic procedures, like a neck lift or facelift, can attain more enhanced results. A neck lift can help smooth out sagging skin and add definition to the jawline, resulting in a more contoured and attractive appearance, and a facelift will improve your facial structure and rejuvenate your face.
How Long Is The Recovery Period After Face And Neck Liposuction? What Should I Expect During The Healing Process?
The recovery time may differ for each individual, but typically, patients can anticipate initial results within a few weeks and full results within approximately three months. To ensure optimal healing and achieve maximum results, it is important to follow your provider’s post-surgery instructions.
These instructions may involve taking prescribed medication, avoiding strenuous activity, and wearing compression garments as directed. During the recovery period, it is common to experience mild swelling, numbness, and bruising around the neck and upper chest. However, these symptoms will gradually diminish after three or four days.
What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used For Face And Neck Liposuction?
Available options include local anesthesia intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Larrabee will provide a professional recommendation based on your specific needs.
Will Face And Neck Liposuction Affect My Ability To Move My Face And Neck Muscles?
Your ability to move your face and neck muscles should not be affected by Face and Neck Liposuction. Fat from these areas is removed while leaving the muscles intact.
Will Face And Neck Liposuction Tighten Sagging Skin In These Areas?
Face and Neck Liposuction is not specifically designed to target loose or sagging skin. While some patients may experience some skin tightening as a result of the fat removal, others may find that they still require additional procedures, such as a neck lift to achieve optimal results.
Will Face And Neck Liposuction Remove Excess Fat From Under The Chin?
Face and Neck Liposuction effectively removes pockets of excess fat from under the chin.
Will Face And Neck Liposuction Affect My Ability To Speak Or Swallow?
This procedure has little to no effect on either of those functions. The incisions made for liposuction are tiny and typically heal quickly, and since it targets only excess fatty tissue, the muscles and nerves responsible for speaking and swallowing are left untouched.
Can Face And Neck Liposuction Help Reduce The Appearance Of Jowls?
Jowls are caused primarily by laxity of deeper tissue with aging which would be addressed with facelift surgery or localized deposits of fat can be added with liposuction.
How Soon Can I Return To Work And Regular Activities After Face And Neck Liposuction?
Typically, within a week or two, you can return to work, depending on your job. For a more accurate estimate of your expected recovery time, our plastic surgeon and team will provide you with precise information during the consultation process.