Face Neck Micro-Liposuction
About Face Micro-Liposuction
As many people can attest, it is not easy to lose weight in your face. The cheek, chin and jaw areas are notoriously resistant to the effects of diet and exercise. Liposuction can create subtle improvements to these spots that result in a more slender facial profile. Face Neck liposuction can be performed on its own or with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift, injection treatment.
Who is an ideal candidate for the procedure?
Any age between 21 – 65 years old, if you are concerned that your cheeks and neck are too puffy or chubby, combined with double chin with or without jawline puffy, you could a candidate for facial neck micro-liposuction. But need your doctor for assessment before the procedure performed.
How is the procedure performed?
Before the procedure, your doctor need careful to make some markings to determine the areas need to be treated. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic. Usually it is not required for general anaesthetic. After numbing fluids are injected into the areas, one or two small incisions (2-3mm) are made in the skin underneath of your chin or jawlines. Those incisions are carefully situated to be as hidden as possible. A small metal tube (cannula) is inserted through the incision into the fatty area and by working the tube back and forth, the fat is evacuated through attached tubing to a suction syringe. A very fine stitch could be used to close the small incisions if needed. It will be removed in one week when you return for your follow up review.
How soon can I expect to see result?
You can see the results immediately, but the best result is average about at 6 weeks; and in some cases up to 6 months. Results may vary.
What can be expected in the post-surgical period?
Following the procedure, you can immediately see a result: Your puffy face, you double chin will have disappeared, and your jaw line will be evident! You may be mildly bruised, the area can be discoloured with mild tenderness and swelling after the procedure for one to two weeks. The bruising usually starts to settle after the short period and is usually well faded by one week. Some people notice tightness or hardness, this usually settles in 2 weeks, and in some cases up to 6 months.
What are the post-procedure care instructions?
Usually you can go home after recovering for about 30 minutes in our clinic after the procedure. You don’t need to take any time off from your work. If your age is less than 35 years old, and you have very good skin elasticity, you don’t need to wear any compression bandages or garments, however, if your age is more than 35 years old or you have a large amount of skin redundancy and loss of elasticity, you may need to wear it for up to 3 days. Usually your doctor will prescribe some pain medications as necessary (but very seldom people require pain relief). You should avoid over-the-counter medications that could increase bleeding risk, such as Nurofen or aspirin. You will need to return to our clinic for a regular review in one week to remove the suture, and several times over the following months to for progress checks.