Liposuction of Face and Neck

Face & Neck Liposuction

Every individual is distinct in itself. The cervicofacial features of a person are determined by the bony and cartilaginous structure along with the skin covering them. Although genes play an important role in development of cervicofacial features but environmental factors like nutrition, exercise, aging, medications etc. also influence it. Any maldistribution of subcutaneous fat or tissue laxity can cause distorted facial features.

Lipocontouring technique can improve facial aesthetics to achieve desired facial profile by treating fat deposits around neck and face.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Cervicofacial Liposuction?

  • Patients with diet-resistant cervicofacial fat deposits
  • Patients with tangible cosmetic deformity that can be improved by facial plastic surgery
  • Younger patients who want to alter their genetically inherited traits like persistent submental baby fat
  • Older patients who desire younger looking facial features by surgically reversing the effects of aging e.g. skin tightening

Procedure

Tumescent liposuction is the most successful and safest way to remove excessive fat from the face and neck. Interestingly, it gives comparatively better and natural results than a facelift along with fewer risks, scars, and rapid recovery.

In cervicofacial liposuction procedure, negative pressure is applied in the subcutaneous plane through a hollow cannula. This pressure gently tear off the fat cells giving precise sculpt to face and neck.

In case of female patients, surgeon always suggest to pair liposuction with laser resurfacing or a chemical peel. This comprehensive procedure will not only remove the excessive fat but will also reduce wrinkles by tightening the loose skin.

Male patients opt for liposuction to avoid the surgical look of a facelift.

With advancing technology, the concept of liposculpture has evolved in which harvested fat is injected in those areas which require fullness to perfectly sculpt the face and neck.

Advantages of Cervicofacial Liposuction

The cervicofacial liposuction procedure is a versatile procedure and can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures like rhytidectomy, malar and chin implants, and genioplasty. It not only produces excellent results with only small cosmetically hidden scars, but also give technical ease, consistent lasting improvement and minimal recovery time.

Considerations

The procedure should be cautiously performed if an individual:

  • Had prior trauma or surgery in the target area
  • Have scar tissue and fibrosis
  • Is a heavy smokers
  • Have dermatologic, collagen, vascular, or other systemic diseases

All these conditions may predispose the patient to neurovascular injury or damage to the subdermal plexus resulting in flap necrosis. So procedure should only be performed on motivated patients who are appropriate candidates.