Liposuction is used to remove excess fat from the face and neck for a more slender, defined appearance.
What Is Face Liposuction?
Face liposuction is a procedure that involves guzzling excess fat from areas of your face. Chin liposuction is among the most common places to have the surgery, along with the neck, cheeks and jawline. It can help those who feel their face may need more definition.
To ensure you’re as prepared as possible, you’ll be invited into the clinic for a consultation with an experienced UK Aesthetic surgeon. You’ll need to discuss your medical history and current lifestyle. It’s vital that you’re as transparent as possible at this stage. If you do decide to have liposuction, it’s important that you:
- Stop smoking 6 weeks prior to surgery
- Don’t take aspirin
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatories and herbal supplements
You should expect to take a few days to a week off work for recovery, depending on the nature of your job. It’s also advised that you arrange for a friend or relative to collect you after surgery.
What Does The Procedure Involve?
The procedure is often performed under local or general anaesthetic and usually takes between 1 to 2 hours. Anaesthetic fluid is placed inside the area that requires liposuction before small incisions are made. The fat is broken up and removed with a cannula tube in most cases. Then the area is closed with dissolvable stitches.
Face Liposuction Aftercare
You will usually be able to go home on the same day. You’ll experience mild discomfort and bruising, for which you may be prescribed painkillers. During your recovery period, you’ll be required to wear a pressure garment. This should be kept on for around 4-6 weeks post-surgery. It’s also advised that you:
- Keep the wounds dry
- Avoid vigorous exercise
- Massage the scar once it’s healed
- Avoid sports for at least 6 weeks
The following week you will be reviewed in the clinic to ensure your wounds are healing well and your recovery is going as smoothly as possible.
Potential Risks And Complications
Every surgery comes with potential risks and complications. The most common side effects include bruising, numbness and swelling. Your UK Aesthetic surgeon will discuss all possible outcomes in great detail at your first consultation. They’ll also advise on how they will be treated should they occur.
Who Is It Suitable For?
Face liposuction is suitable for those who have a normal stable body weight. Anyone who has developed excess fat in certain areas of the face.
Who Is It Not Suitable For?
Those who don’t have excess fat to remove or have unrealistic expectations of the surgery. We will also review your previous medical history during your consultation, so if this appears ideal then you would be considered unsuitable.
How Much Does Face Liposuction Cost?
The cost of face or chin liposuction can greatly depend on what is required. All fees applicable to the surgery will be discussed with the surgeon at your consultation.
Is Face Liposuction Permanent?
Face liposuction is a long-term solution though fat may return if you gain weight.
How Long Will The Scars Take To Heal?
Face and chin liposuction scars tend to be minimal because the incisions made are only small. They will appear red at first before fading into white after a few months.