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Stubborn pockets of fat can appear just about everywhere on the body, and your face is no exception. In fact, it’s quite common to have a relatively slim figure with excess fat around the cheeks, beneath the chin, and on the neck. For many people, this is a major source of self-consciousness and embarrassment. Unfortunately, diet and exercise alone typically aren’t enough to shed the extra fat that appears around the face. However, if you’re dealing with this frustrating issue, facial liposuction performed by Dr. Craft could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

What is Facial Liposuction?

Facial liposuction is a surgical cosmetic procedure performed to remove excess pockets of fat from the face, jawline, and neck. Most commonly, the procedure is used to target stubborn fat in the cheeks and underneath the chin.

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How is Facial Liposuction Performed?

During facial liposuction, Dr. Craft begins by loosening up the targeted fat cells. This can be done using several methods, including the injection of a tumescent solution, the delivery of ultrasound waves, or the insertion of a narrow cannula. Once the excess fat is sufficiently loose, a surgical vacuum device is attached to a narrow cannula to safely suction it out of the face.

What are the Benefits of Facial Liposuction?

If you’re unsatisfied with excess fat around your face or neck, facial liposuction can offer you some or all of the following benefits:

  • Enhanced facial contours
  • More defined, youthful facial appearance
  • Eliminates excess fat that can’t be shed with diet and exercise
  • Reduces the appearance of chubby cheeks or double chins
  • Enhances jawline definition
  • Increased self-confidence

What Should I Expect During the Surgery?

Before you undergo facial liposuction, the first step will be a consultation with Dr. Craft. He will discuss the procedure with you, listen to your unique aesthetic goals, and answer any questions you may have. Dr. Craft will help you determine if facial liposuction is the right procedure for your needs, and if it is, he’ll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan for the surgery.

Your facial liposuction procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia with IV sedation. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Craft will begin by making one or more small incisions in the treatment area. He will then insert a narrow cannula, which he will use to loosen the excess fat cells. Finally, the doctor will suction the loosened fat through the cannula. Once the fat has been removed, he will close the incisions with sutures and apply bandages. Overall, the procedure should take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

Complementary Procedures

In many cases, patients will choose to combine their facial liposuction with one or more other cosmetic procedures. Doing so may allow you to achieve more complete facial rejuvenation and correct multiple issues at once. Some of the procedures most commonly combined with facial liposuction include:

Am I a Candidate for Facial Liposuction?

Adults who would like to be rid of stubborn fat around the face or neck could be good candidates for facial liposuction. To be an ideal candidate for the procedure, you should:

  • Be in good physical health
  • Be relatively close to your ideal weight
  • Have excess fat around the face and/or neck
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Be a non-smoker

How Long is the Recovery Time?

After your facial liposuction procedure, you will likely experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treatment area. These symptoms will gradually disappear on their own, and you can alleviate them by sleeping with your head elevated during recovery. Most patients require approximately one week of rest before they can return to work. Additionally, it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise for at least two to three weeks.

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How Long Will it Take to See Results After Facial Liposuction?

As your swelling subsides and your skin adjusts to your new facial contours, it typically takes between one and three months to see the final results of facial liposuction. As long as you maintain healthy habits and keep your weight stable, the effects of the procedure can potentially last for many years.

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Why Choose CraftMD for Facial Liposuction?

When you choose CraftMD for your facial liposuction procedure, you’ll be under the expert care of Dr. Randall O. Craft. Dr. Craft is a double board-certified, Harvard-trained plastic surgeon with numerous successful liposuction procedures under his belt. He and the rest of our dedicated team will go above and beyond to provide you with a comfortable experience and superb, natural-looking results. If you’d like to schedule your initial consultation, simply give our office a call today.

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