- What It Is: Removes unwanted fat from the lower face, chin, and neck
- Reasons Why: Weight gain and fat displacement from natural aging
- Procedure: Outpatient
- Anesthesia: General
- Duration of Procedure: 1 hour
- Initial Recovery Phase: Several days to 1 week
- Results: Visible immediately and improves with swelling
Liposuction has helped countless men and women achieve their ideal body shape for decades. This fat removal procedure is not just for the abdomen or thighs; liposuction can sculpt the lower face and neck for a more desirable facial profile and shape. Our Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sean Maguire, offers facial liposuction in Louisville.
As you age, facial fat pockets become displaced, sinking lower in your face and causing howling along the jawline and submental area (chin). A double chin and necklace lines may make you appear heavier than you are, and facial liposuction removes submental fullness and fat along the jawline and neck for better lower face definition and a graceful neck appearance.
Why Have Facial Liposuction?
Liposuction can target the chin, jawline, and neck areas, removing a double chin, addressing jowling, and improving a “turkey neck” appearance for better facial definition and a slimmer side profile. A double chin and jowling can’t be fixed in the gym or by eating healthier meals, and the displaced fat in the cheeks, jawline, chin, and neck makes you appear heavier and older.
Facial liposuction can refine the jawline to balance your facial features, enhance the chin appearance, and make you appear younger and thinner. The procedure increases self-confidence, and you may combine liposuction with chin augmentation, eyelid surgery, or other face procedures for more facial rejuvenation.
Is Facial Liposuction Right for Me?
Candidates for facial liposuction are bothered by submental fullness, jowling, or excess neck fat. You should be at or near your goal weight to qualify because weight gain or loss will affect your facial liposuction results. Patients need to be physically healthy with no health concerns that may interfere with healing and should not smoke or vape.
What Does the Procedure Entail?
Facial liposuction removes fat from the cheeks, jowls, under the chin, the jawline, or the neck. Dr. Maguire may recommend general anesthesia or local anesthetic for your procedure. He will make tiny incisions under your jaw or ears and then insert a hollow tube (cannula) to break apart the fat cells and suction them out of your body. Stitches are typically unnecessary, and the incisions are covered with a special dressing. Scarring from facial liposuction is hidden under the chin or behind the ears and fades over time.
What Is the Recovery Like?
Facial liposuction is a quick procedure with minimal downtime, but you will still have some swelling, bruising, and soreness for one or two weeks. Follow Dr. Maguire’s post-operative instructions to avoid complications and ensure optimal results. Most patients can return to work one or two days after chin liposuction, but neck liposuction may require up to two weeks away from work and activity limitations for up to eight weeks.
Learn More About Facial Liposuction
If you struggle with a double chin or neck fullness, schedule a consultation with Dr. Maguire to discuss facial liposuction. Contact Physician’s Center for Beauty in Louisville, Kentucky, at (502) – 897-7546.