Many people notice a buildup of fatty tissue in some areas of the face, particularly under the chin and along the jaw line. As many of us know, it is difficult to correct this extra fat by diet and exercise alone. Facial Liposuction & Sculpting can help to minimize this fatty buildup.
Liposuction is the removal of fat using suction and specially designed cannulas. It is often done under local anesthesia, but is often combined with other facial procedures like the QuickLift®. If this procedure is done in isolation, it is usually done via tiny micro-incisions.
As with any surgical procedure, there is always some expected swelling and bruising, but generally there is not much discomfort. The procedure is performed in our surgical suite usually in an hour or less using vital sign monitoring and a dedicated registered nurse to monitor you during the procedure. Use of oral medications to help relax you for the procedure are used therefore it is required to have a driver for your procedure.
A garment called a jaw bra will be fitted and remain in position for one week post-operatively. We will see you in one week to remove any sutures and at that point sleeping in the jaw bra is required for two weeks more.
If removing excess fat under the chin or along the jaw line is of interest to you, come see us for a complimentary consultation and we will determine if this procedure will assist you in meeting your goals. As with any surgical procedure, there is always some expected swelling and bruising, but generally there is not much discomfort.