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Facial Liposuction

Facial liposuction is commonly used on the cheeks, chin, neckline, and jawline. It can be performed on its own or with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift, Botox® injections, or soft tissue filler injections.

Losing weight in your face can be a challenge. Chin and jaw areas are well known for resisting the effects of diet and exercise. Liposuction can be a way to create subtle improvements to these spots that result in a more slender facial profile.

If you are insecure about puffy cheeks, a double chin, or jowls, facial liposuction may be an option. Weight loss or gain could affect the results of your facial liposuction, so it is important to be at your ideal weight before the surgery. Smoking can impair healing, and alcohol use may increase facial liposuction risks.

Facial liposuction is similar to liposuction in other areas of the body. The biggest difference is the amount of fat that is removed. Usually, facial liposuction removes just a few ounces from the face as compared to removing a few pounds of fat from the thighs, for example.

Recovery and Risks

The recovery process depends on if you are having other procedures performed at the same time. If you are undergoing facial liposuction alone, the recovery is more straightforward with some mild pain and discomfort. Some swelling and bruising are also common after surgery.

Most patients resume normal activities within five days. If the incisions are in your mouth, your diet may be restricted while you continue to heal.

Like all surgeries, there are some risks associated with facial liposuction. However, the risks associated with facial liposuction are generally lower than liposuction in other areas of the body.

Risks include:
· Infection
· Bleeding
· Nerve damage or loss of sensation
· Scarring
· Anesthesia risks
· Dissatisfaction with the cosmetic results
· Seroma (collection of fluid under the skin)
· Hematoma (collection of blood pooling under the skin that may clot)

At Ohio Head and Neck Surgeons, we understand your concerns when seeking cosmetic treatment options. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our quality ENT specialists. For more information on scheduling click here.

To prepare for your first appointment, you can also visit our New Patients page to find important forms you will need at your appointment, including registration and health history.

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