If you’re concerned that your cheeks are ‘chubby’ or you want more definition in your jawline, face liposuction can help remove pesky fat that’s often resistant to diet and exercise. Dr. Smith uses liposuction to delicately sculpt your facial features to give you a look you’ve always wanted.
Facial liposuction is a safe, popular cosmetic solution that can be used to sculpt areas of the face to give you a firmer, leaner appearance. Dr. Smith uses state-of-the-art liposuction techniques to create natural-looking results with minimal downtime. Face lipo is typically performed to eliminate small deposits of excess fat, like a double chin, puffy cheeks, or an undefined jawline.
Read on to discover more about the procedure and get answers to common questions like recovery times and how much face liposuction costs.
Facial liposuction is similar to traditional lipo on other areas of the body, like the arms, legs, or belly. The main difference is how much excess fat is removed. Usually, only a very small volume of fat is removed during facial liposuction, whereas lipo in other places like the thighs can remove several pounds of fat.
A tiny cannula is used to break up and remove unwanted fat from targeted areas in your face or neck to create a smoother, more contoured appearance.
Losing weight in the face can be hard. The most commonly treated face liposuction areas include the lower cheeks, chin, neckline, and jawline, as these areas tend to store excess unwanted fat. Fullness higher up in the cheeks, like immediately beneath the cheekbone, or “zygoma”, is better achieved with buccal fat removal. Liposuction creates subtle improvements to these areas for a more slender, contoured facial shape and profile.
Facial liposuction should be performed only by experts in facial structure and aesthetics, and Dr. Smith is one of the only board-certified plastic surgeons in New York City to have completed fellowships in both craniofacial surgery and aesthetic surgery. Removing too much fat from the face, or fat from the wrong areas in the face can contribute to an unflattering, hollow, aged appearance.
Keep in mind that facial lipo can be performed alone or with other facial rejuvenation procedures ranging from fillers and Botox to fat grafting or a facelift. Ideal candidates should have healthy skin with good elasticity. Mild to moderate loose skin may be treated effectively with FaceTite. More severe skin laxity may necessitate a facelift. Dr. Smith will evaluate your face, neck, and chin areas to determine if lipo is the best procedure for you.
Face Liposuction is elective cosmetic surgery, meaning it’s usually not covered by health insurance. On average, face liposuction costs around $4,500 to $9,000. This is a typical fee for liposuction alone. Costs vary depending on the amount of fat removed, treatment areas, and your case’s complexity. There will be an additional cost if you’re considering other cosmetic procedures like a neck lift or chin implant. Please let the doctor know if you’re thinking of having more than one procedure done during your first meeting.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Smith, he will answer any questions about the costs of face lipo. You’ll also receive a price quote stating details about the costs of your specific procedure.
Promising our patients a transparent, comfortable experience from start to finish is essential to us. We hope to ease your worries and nerves about the costs associated with plastic surgery. Your price quote will include everything involved with your face liposuction procedure, including the surgeon’s fee. Our goal is to give you all the information you need to make the right decision about your healthcare.
Depending on your unique procedure, Dr. Smith may prescribe pain medication and antibiotics after liposuction. Some patients may only need over-the-counter painkillers. You’ll also have to wear a compression garment on your face after liposuction. This tight-fitting garment must be worn as directed to help prevent swelling and aid in the healing process. Finally, most patients who undergo face lipo need to take at least two or three days off of work. If your job is physically demanding, you may need up to a week off before returning.
Be sure to factor in your time off of work, additional medications, and supplies into your total costs for the surgery. You will also need a trusted friend, family member, or hired driver to give you a lift home after your procedure. You’re not allowed to drive after liposuction.
After your face liposuction surgery is completed, you’ll go home the same day in your compression garment. Face liposuction is generally an easier recovery compared to other procedures.
You can expect swelling and bruising in the treatment areas, and minor to moderate pain is common. Everyone reacts to pain differently, but in general, any residual pain, bruising, and swellings should subside within a week or two. You can resume your normal activities after 7 to 10 days post-op. Your results will be somewhat visible at first, depending on how much fat you’ve had removed. Your new slimmer face will begin to appear once the swelling and bruising go down. You’ll see a difference around 3 weeks post-op and can expect to see the final results after 4-6 weeks.
Excess fat under the chin, in the cheeks, or on the jawline can make you appear heavier than you actually are. Liposuction could be for you if you’re ready to say goodbye to unwanted fat on your face or neck. Even removing small amounts of pesky fat can make a striking difference to your overall appearance.
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