Facial liposuction removes localized deposits of fat along the jaw and under the chin. It’s an excellent treatment for removing jowls and double chins or giving a “chubby face” a more angular appearance.
The procedure itself, performed in Dr. Yagoda’s office-based surgical suite under local anesthesia, is very simple. Tiny incisions (so small that they typically don’t require sutures to close) are made in the treatment area. A thin cannula extracts the excess fat. Facial liposuction can be combined with other procedures including a facelift, neck lift and chin augmentation.
There are no visible scars from facial liposuction and recovery is rapid. Although you might have a little swelling, you can generally return to work and most normal activities within five days. You might have to wait ten days before resuming strenuous exercise.
Like all surgery, facial liposuction carries certain risks including anesthesia reactions and infection. Dr. Yagoda will explain all the potential complications and risks during your consultation.
As both an otolaryngologist (a doctor specializing in the care of the ear, nose, and throat) and a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Yagoda is a true expert in creating balanced, proportionate features for her patients. To determine if you might benefit from facial liposuction, please contact our office to schedule your comprehensive consultation.
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