Facial Liposculpture is a very common and effective process used to reduce or change the appearance or size of the face and neck. The most common areas include: under the chin, the cheeks and the jowls, along with the back and front of the neck.
What is the Goal of Facial Liposculpture?
Most frequently the goal is to reduce the appearance of a double or triple chin. This procedure is fairly easy to perform, and it usually yields excellent results. It is often combined with Chin Augmentation.
The cheek area is a challenging area of the body on which to perform liposuction. Removing too much fat will result in a sunken-cheek appearance later in life. Removing too little will not produce noticeable improvement. Furthermore, any facial liposuction, unless performed by a very skilled and experienced surgeon, will result in an uneven or "bumpy skin" appearance.
Removing fat from the front, sides and back of the neck is usually very effective to reduce the appearance of a thick neck.
What are the Risks of Facial Liposuction?
How does Dr. Chugay Avoid the Risks?
The risks of the procedure remain; but, Dr. Chugay is able to dramatically minimize the chances of complications and a poor result with good technique. The uneven or bumpy skin can be avoided by Dr. Chugay's unique methodology which allows for more fat to be removed without creating bumps or troughs under the skin. To help minimize poor outcomes, Dr. Chugay uses the following tools:
Sunken cheeks and aged skin appearance can usually be prevented if Facial Liposuction is not done too aggressively. Leaving some fat in the cheek and face area will leave the skin looking youthful and vibrant. The trick is moderation and good technique. Strategical placement of Cheek Implants can also be of help.
Facelifts and Facial Liposuction
Sometimes a Facelift can be accompanied by Facial Liposuction. This practice will often produce good short-term results; however with aging, the skin will look very old and stretched. This is because very little fat is left under the skin. With each Facelift, the skin will have less and less under-the skin fat. Removing more fat with liposuction is a recipe for disaster. Again, the trick is balance and artistry. Dr. Chugay will discuss the best options with you during your consultation.
Dr. Chugay utilizes a combination of local anesthesia and IV sedation. You will be asleep and comfortable during the procedure. The risky general anesthesia is not used. Dr Chugay is pleased to offer Goldilocks Anesthesia.
Many surgeons still utilize general anesthesia. After all, the patient is completely paralyzed and is easier to work on. However, surgeon's ease does not translate to the patient's advantage. Another reason why so many surgeons choose general anesthesia over IV sedation is the experience of their anesthesiologist. It takes more experience to administer IV sedation. Many anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists do not know how to handle it properly. Many anesthesiologists have little practical experience with sedation. It takes a lot of skill to make certain that patients are comfortably asleep and do not wake up during surgery.
Facial liposculpture surgery is not without its risks. The potential risks include but are not limited to: infection, bleeding, nerve injury, deformity of the cheek, need for further surgery.
After Your SurgeryFollowing the surgery, there will be swelling and bruising in the affected areas. The face may have puffy appearance post-operatively, but that will decrease with time. There may be some drainage noted from the incision sites; however, this will decrease as the wound heals and closes.