Facial liposuction is a popular procedure that involves removing fatty tissue from the cheeks, chin, and neck. This is done using small carefully-placed incisions and a cannula, helping to minimize scarring. The procedure usually takes an hour or two and is done under general anesthetic. When carried out successfully, it can give people a lasting slender appearance and even add youthfulness, improving self-confidence in one’s appearance and – in the case of neck fat removal –creating more comfort and even easier breathing. Our Shonan Beauty practices located in Irvine is able to carry out this procedure to the highest level and are dedicated to getting you the results you want.
Benefits and What to Expect
Some people struggle to lose fat around the face – especially the neck. Facial liposuction allows you to remove this excess fat. You get to choose exactly how much to contour your face, however, you should have realistic expectations as to the results. Without making permanent changes to your lifestyle, this fat may return. In cases where this happens, the facial fat may take on a rippled effect. You can return for further treatment, but by taking steps to naturally keep on top of weight gain you can save the cost and hassle of having to resort to this.
Potential Candidates for Facial Liposuction
Facial liposuction is ideal for those that are passionate about losing excess fat around the face and want fast results. Younger candidates with a good skin tone often receive the best results – facial liposuction does not remove wrinkles and other blemishes and other procedures may need to be considered if this is the case.
Facial liposuction can carry a risk to those with health problems such as diabetes, heart disease or poor blood circulation. This is due to the use of anesthetic, which can be dangerous to certain people with health issues, as well as the risk of bleeding during surgery. If you’ve recently had surgery in the area that was contoured, you may also have to wait until it has sufficiently healed to get facial liposuction. Before surgery, you may be asked to make take certain preoperative measures such as refraining from smoking or taking certain drugs. This is in order to minimize bleeding. You must be certain that you can follow these instructions, otherwise, it could negatively affect the outcome of your surgery.
The procedure itself is performed under general anesthetic, so you won’t feel a thing throughout. Afterward, however, there may be some pain and discomfort whilst the incisions heal. By talking to our physicians at our Irvine clinics, we can help you work out the best form of pain relief. You may simply get by using mild painkillers, while a cold ice pack may be all you need to ease initial inflammation.
Downtime After the Procedure
There is likely to be some bruising and redness after the procedure – this could take several weeks to heal. You may want to take a week or two off of work in order to recuperate. Scarring could take up to six months to heal fully. At Shonan Beauty, we try to place incisions in places that are not so noticeable such as under the chin or behind the ears. You should keep these scars clean but undisturbed in order to prevent infection and help them heal.
Facial liposuction can be combined with other procedures, although these may not always be performed on the same day. It is common for people to seek out a facelift or a thread lift following liposuction on the face in order to get rid of saggy skin that may have been created as a result.
We recommend that you choose our practice in Irvine when seeking out facial liposuction. Our company Shonan Beauty has been going for two decades, having started in Japan and has risen to become an international company. We employ only the best talent and use only the best resources in order to deliver high-quality treatment and care, all at affordable prices.
DR. RICHARD HUYNH, DO
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Richard Huynh is a fully trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic/aesthetic surgery covering both the face and body. His passion for anatomy combined with his artistry led him down the path of becoming an exemplary plastic surgeon. He treats all his patients as a whole and enjoys learning about them prior to safely performing their procedures.