Although volume in certain areas of the face can be a sign of youth, some patients experience too much volume and look for options to remove it.

Facial liposculpture uses liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue present in the face to recontour the profile and reshape the overall face. Often, Bellevue facial liposuction patients struggle with feeling like their face makes them look heavier than they are. In many cases, weight loss does not diminish fat in and around the face, so some patients require a minimally-invasive procedure for best results.


Am I a Candidate for Facial Liposuction?

The best candidates for facial liposuction are those who have fat underneath the chin that creates the appearance of a weak chin. Additionally, fat in the cheeks can contribute to the appearance of jowls or a round face. When considering facial liposuction, it’s important to note that good skin elasticity is an important consideration.

If some skin tightening will be required, then certain liposuction techniques can be used like heat or ultrasound energy. If you have excess, sagging skin, then a surgical lift such as a facelift or neck lift might also be required. Dr. Ort will assess your goals and medical history to make sure that facial liposculpture is your best option.

What Happens During Facial Liposuction?

This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia using a tumescent numbing fluid injected into the treatment area. Then, small incisions are made so that a surgical cannula or laser fiber can be inserted to break up fat for removal with a surgical vacuum. During your facial liposuction Bellevue facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ort will ensure that the proper amount of fat is removed in order to create the right contours for your profile and goals. In many cases, additional facial rejuvenation procedures can be performed at the same time as buccal fat removal or a cheek lift. Overall, this procedure can take around one hour.

What Can I Expect From Recovery?

Facial liposuction comes with minimal downtime, and many patients find it tolerable. You may require a few days off of work or social engagements, but you’ll likely experience minimal discomfort or swelling. You may be asked to wear a compression garment during your initial recovery to decrease swelling and help the skin adhere to the new contours. You’ll see Dr. Ort for a follow-up appointment to ensure that your recovery is going smoothly and successfully.

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