Facial Liposuction - ISAPS

Facial Liposuction

Removes areas of excess fat from the face and neck.

Procedure

Facial liposuction has become a common cosmetic procedure, either on its own or in conjunction with facelift or other facial procedures. It consists of the removal of unwanted fatty tissue with a cannula and vacuum device promoting and improving facial shape like jaw line or even using laser lipolysis approach.

Length

Half an hour to one hour approximately.

Anesthesia

Depending on the patient, intravenous sedation, local or general anesthesia can be used.

Inpatient/Outpatient

Outpatient procedure.

Possible Side Effects

Swelling, soreness, and a temporary burning sensation are usually experienced in worked areas. Perfectly controllable with outpatient treatment.

Risks

Infection, asymmetry of the face, pigmentation changes (hyper or hypo) and decreased sensibility of the areas.

Recovery

Full recovery time is between twenty to twenty-eight days, during which the patient will be asked to wear a compression garment.

Results

The procedure achieves good results in patients with excess fat along the jowl and in the neck, good skin elasticity, and minimal platysmal banding.

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