What is Facial Liposuction?
Liposuction is the removal of unwanted fat deposits from an area of the body to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. It’s excellent for shaping the body, and liposuction can also help contour the face and make a dramatic change in the way a person looks.
Your cosmetic dermatologist can permanently remove excess fat from your cheeks, chin, and neck to change the shape of the face to your liking. Recovery time is brief, and there is very little downtime after the procedure.
Who is a Candidate for Facial Liposuction?
Facial liposuction is suitable for patients of all ages, and there is very little downtime after treatment. It can also be combined with other facial procedures – such as Thermage for skin renewal, a facelift, browlift, eyelid surgery or nose surgery – for optimum results.
Facial liposuction is an excellent way to treat:
- Heavy cheeks
- Double chin
- Excess fat on the neck
How Does the Procedure Work?
After consultations, the liposuction procedure is performed with a special tube-like device called a cannula. The cannula is inserted under the skin through a tiny incision made in an inconspicuous location, such as the side of the face or neck. Your dermatologist will extract excess fat cells from the face or neck using a syringe or gentle suction pump attached to the cannula. This allows her to sculpt and reshape bulging areas or remove lifelong fat deposits to create attractive facial contours.
Beautiful, Permanent Results
Your results with facial liposuction will be permanent. After puberty, the human body does not produce much new adipose (fat storage) cells – when we gain weight, we simply begin to store more fat in the adipose cells that we already have. Liposuction removes the fat cells, and the body will be unable to store more fat in that area even if the patient gains a little weight.
Facial liposuction combines well with other permanent procedures to deliver perfect facial contouring results. Cheek implants or chin implants can help define the face, and in older patients a facelift or browlift can help remove excess skin while contouring the neck.
Why Choose Dr. Abadir?
At Abadir Associates, Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir have years of experience performing facial and body contouring procedures with liposuction. Their friendly demeanor plus expert knowledge of cosmetic dermatology makes their dermatologist office in Westchester New York an inviting place to learn more about cosmetic dermatology options.
Abadir Associates takes a patient-centered approach to dermatology, listening carefully to each individual’s desires and recommending a treatment plan to meet their goals. Consulting with Dr. Abadir can help you find the right treatment for you.
Last Updated: December 3, 2012