The face often provides a lasting impression to those one comes into contact with, and a well-contoured face can drastically increase one’s self-confidence; however, many individuals accumulate unnecessary fat that makes their face appear round and full. A well-balanced diet and sufficient exercise are the top recommended solutions for removing body fat and maintaining a healthy appearance. Unfortunately, diet and exercise cannot always combat the fatty deposits that accumulate along the jaw line and on the cheeks, chin, and neck. In fact, some hereditary factors can make it impossible to remove this layer of fat through a change in lifestyle.
Facial contouring with liposuction is one of the best permanent solutions to removing unnecessary fat from the cheeks, neck, and jaw line. Patients who undergo this procedure at Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery can gain the following benefits in just one treatment:
- A reduction in unwanted fat bulges from the face, chin, and neck areas
- Skin tightening
- Minimal post-surgical soreness in the facial muscles
- A quick procedure and recovery time
- Permanent removal of fat cells
What does facial liposuction entail?
Liposuction contours the face by removing the fat that accumulates between the skin and muscles. A local or general anesthesia may be used to reduce anxiety or pain during treatment. During the procedure, small incisions are made in unnoticeable areas of the face and neck, such as beneath the chin, and a small tube, called a cannula, is used to extract the unwanted fat cells. Only a few or no stitches are necessary, and the treatment can usually be completed within one hour.
Some soreness, bruising, or swelling is not uncommon following the procedure. Dr. Marashi or Dr. Ricciuti will discuss all post-operative care instructions before the procedure to ensure a quick recovery and optimal results. Liposuction can be performed in a single surgical procedure or in combination with other cosmetic procedures, such as facial implants or facelift surgery.