Another name for the procedure that combines liposuction for the face and neck is facial lipocontouring. This facial rejuvenation method works extremely well for those who have extra pockets of fat located around the neck and face area.
Liposuction of the neck and face—also called lipocontouring—is a method of facial rejuvenation that has become more popular over time because the surgical technology and techniques are continually improving.
Liposuction is a unique surgery designed to remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the thighs, stomach, or arms. Liposuction should not be utilized as a weight loss solution but rather for contouring and shaping specific body areas. During the procedure, a small tube called a cannula is inserted through tiny incisions in the skin, and a suction action is used to remove excess fat cells.
Can Liposuction Be Used on the Face and Neck?
Yes, liposuction can absolutely be used on the face and neck! In fact, it's a common technique for contouring these areas and getting rid of excess fat or sagging skin. However, liposuction alone may not be enough to achieve your desired results in these delicate areas. Many patients opt to combine their liposuction with a facelift or neck lift for the best outcome. As always, we recommend consulting with a qualified plastic surgeon, such as your provider at the Larrabee Center of Seattle, WA, before committing to any kind of procedure. This professional can assess your specific needs and help you create a personalized treatment plan.
Is Chin Liposuction Better Than Kybella®?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this specific question. Both chin liposuction and Kybella® can effectively reduce the overall appearance of a double chin, but they work in different ways. Liposuction physically removes excess fat from the area, while Kybella® uses injections to dissolve and eliminate fat cells. Which option is better for you will depend on your individual circumstances and preferences. Your plastic surgeon at the Larrabee Center can help you in weighing the pros and cons of both options and making an informed decision as to which is best.
How Long Does It Take To Heal From Face and Neck Liposuction?
The recovery time needed will vary from person to person, but most of our patients can expect to see initial results within a few weeks and full results within about three months. You will need to follow your provider's post-surgery instructions for optimal healing and maximum results. This may include taking prescribed medication, avoiding strenuous activity, and wearing compression garments as directed. Your plastic surgeon and team can give you a more precise estimate of your expected recovery time during the consultation process.
Does Neck Liposuction Leave Loose Skin?
It is possible for neck liposuction to leave loose skin, but this can often be addressed during the procedure or with an additional treatment like a neck lift. Our providers will assess your skin's elasticity before performing liposuction in order to minimize the risk of loose skin afterward. You need to have realistic expectations and understand that no surgery can stop the natural aging process. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and protecting your skin from sun damage can help preserve your results over time and reduce issues associated with aging skin.
What Is Cheek Liposuction?
Cheek liposuction, also known as buccal fat removal, is a surgical procedure used to remove excess fat from the cheeks to create a more sculpted and youthful appearance. It is typically combined with other facial procedures, such as a facelift or brow lift, for optimal results. As with any surgery, we encourage you to do your research and consult with a qualified professional before committing to cheek liposuction. Our team at the Larrabee Center in Seattle, WA, can assess your specific needs and help you create a personalized treatment plan.
Is Lipocontouring right for you?
If you have a healthy and stable body weight and solid skin tone, and yet you struggle with persistent pockets of fat in the neck and face, you may be an ideal candidate for facial liposuction (please note that the procedure is not designed for people who are currently fighting obesity).
In particular, lipocontouring effectively removes pockets of fatty tissue from the following three areas:
- The neck
- The cheeks
- The chin
Rejuvenate Your Face and Regain a Slim, Youthful Profile
During your procedure, small incisions will be made in discreet locations on the face and neck, and unwanted pockets of fatty tissue will be removed via a suction device attached to a cannula (a thin tube designed for surgical use). The facial liposuction procedure will take only about an hour, and the results are long lasting.
During your recovery period, it’s common to experience low levels of swelling, numbness, and bruising in the vicinity of the neck and upper chest, but after three or four days, these symptoms will start to subside. Also, some light scarring may be visible, but that will flatten out and fade away over a period of several weeks.