Facial Liposuction Providence
Liposuction to Jowls and Submental (Chin) Area
Who is a candidate? If you have excess subcutaneous fat that causes to look heavier or older than you feel, you may consider facial liposuction. Most patients are genetically predisposed to carry extra fat on their faces and necks, though they are near normal weight. Facial liposuction can offer permanent contour changes.
Intended results: A permanent improvement in the contour and proportion of the treated areas. A slimmer profile.
- The procedures are done on an outpatient basis.
- MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care) is usually used for safety and comfort.
- Small suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted through very short incisions placed in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposits, and excess fat is removed.
Recuperation and healing:
- The patient goes home with a compression garment (or tape) covering the treated areas. Compression is advised for about a month as it helps reduce swelling.
- Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
- Bruising and swelling usually subside in 2-4 weeks. The final result takes shape over 2-3 months.
Other options: Additional procedures that may enhance the result are neck lift, facelift, chin augmentation, or rhinoplasty.
Insurance guidelines: This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.