Lower Face Sculpting
While the lower face may not seem as critical as other areas of the face, excess skin and fat around the neck and chin can impact the appearance of the whole face. Dr. S Alexander Earle offers chin and neck liposuction for patients at Pure Plastic Surgery to help improve their appearance and define the contour of the face.
What is Chin and Neck Liposuction?
Many consider liposuction to be a body procedure, but it has great capabilities for the face as well. Lower Facial liposuction is one of the most successful ways to remove fat from the lower face and jawline. This procedure can even produce a more natural result than a facelift. Facial liposuction can rejuvenate the face from the effects of the aging process, and restore a healthy, well-rested look, and youthful glow.
Am I a Candidate?
If you have noticed the skin under your jaw begins to sag and lose elasticity or have always held extra fat in the lower facial area, you may consider chin and neck liposuction. The doctor will ensure that your procedure results in a proportional, youthful, and well-contoured look. Your face could make you look heavier than you are if you have extra fat in certain areas such as the cheeks. To get a more defined look that doesn’t leave you looking heavy, lower facial liposuction can help. By consultation with your doctor, they will be able to let you know if this is the best option for you based on your goals and concerns.
How Does It Work?
This procedure is commonly done either by itself or in combination with a facelift and other facial or liposuction procedures. During the initial consultation with your doctor, they will go over the available options for you and discuss the procedure process in detail with you. Your doctor will give you detailed instructions to help you prepare for your facial liposuction as well as your recovery time. This surgery only takes less than an hour to complete in total. Afterward, you will be able to return home to begin healing. Someone will need to drive you home and stay with you while you are starting to recover.
To get your best possible results that are natural-looking it is important that you consult a highly trained, experienced surgeon. Your doctor will talk about your desires, concerns, and the best options for you. We can work together to make sure that you get your desired look and are confident in your appearance.
Following your chin and neck liposuction, you will be fitted with a compression garment to help promote quick healing. The total recovery time for this procedure is about 4-6 weeks. You should restrain from strenuous activity during this time while your skin is healing. You may experience swelling, bruising, and redness during this time. The effects are temporary and should subside. This is not a very painful procedure but can cause some discomfort. You will need to make a follow-up appointment with your doctor so they can observe your healing.