How facial liposuction is conducted:
Under anesthesia, the surgeon makes an incision about 2 to 4 centimeters (generally an inch to an inch and a half) in length along the angle of the lower jaw, just beneath the chin, or between the gums and bottom of the inner lower lip. He or she will then suck out the unwanted fat using a microcannula, often using Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL), making it easier to vacuum out. Once liposuction is complete, the incisions are sutured and the surgeon will often place an antibiotic-soaked piece of gauze between the lower lip and gums. When performed alone, facial liposuction generally takes about 45 minutes to an hour to perform, and the results are immediate.
Problems typically corrected with facial liposuction:
Facial liposuction, also called submental or submentum liposuction, can remove unwanted fat from under the chin and neck, helping to improve the individual’s appearance by eliminating jowls, a double chin, or so-called “turkey neck.” Now preferred over a facelift, it can often be performed with no tell-tale signs at all.
Relative popularity of facial liposuction:
Facial lipo is currently the least popular among the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, breasts, face, and arms procedures in the US, but more popular than face lifts.
|Chin, Cheeks, Jowls, and Neck||$2,000 – $4,500|