Beverly Hills, CA Facial Plastic Surgery - Facial Liposuction - Raj Chopra, MD, FACS
What is Face, Neck, and Jawline Liposuction?
Facial, neck, and jawline liposuction is a sculpting procedure to remove unwanted deposits of fat cells around the chin, cheeks, and neck. This procedure targets the excess fat deposits which are unresponsive to dieting and exercising. In many cases, people find that the excess fat tissue in their face makes them look overweight, older, or less proportionate and attractive.
Reasons for Considering Facial, Neck, and/or Jawline Liposuction
A minimally invasive procedure, facial liposuction is a quick and often effective option for eliminating excess fat from the following areas:
- Double chin
- Excess fat around the neck
- Sagging jowls
Please note that liposuction is not a replacement for proper exercise and diet, and it is not a weight-loss procedure. Instead, liposuction is a reduction procedure for stubborn areas where fat accumulates. Ideal surgical candidates are those already in good physical condition but having stubborn areas that do not respond to diet and exercise.
The Consultation Process
During your consultation, Dr. Chopra will evaluate the bony and soft tissue composition of your face and neck, including the proportion and balance of the face, nose, and chin. He will also evaluate the amount of fat in the neck area, the elasticity of the skin, and the textural qualities of the skin to see whether you are a candidate for facial, neck or jawline liposuction.
Facial, neck, or jawline liposuction can be performed as a procedure on its own, or in combination with other surgical procedures. It can be done under general anesthesia with the patient asleep or under local anesthesia where the area is numbed and the patient remains awake.
Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or “cannula” is inserted in an inconspicuous location and is used to vacuum out the fatty tissue beneath the skin. Dr. Chopra determines the amount of fat to be removed. The result is a more attractive, slimmer, and better proportioned face.
There are several different types of liposuction procedures. You can discuss which method(s) are best during the initial consultation visit. Liposuction procedures can last up to an hour depending upon the amount of fat to be removed.
The Recovery Process
New techniques allow for faster recovery from facial liposuction procedures. Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Minimal discomfort can easily be treated with oral medication.
If you have any questions regarding face, neck or jawline liposuction, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chopra, please call (310) 858-1787.