You take the best possible care of yourself by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, using sunscreen and making an overall effort to feel and look as good as possible. However, despite your efforts, you might still struggle with excess fat deposits underneath your chin. Mark M. Hamilton, MD, FACS, knows that unwanted fat on and around your face can cause you to look heavier and can negatively impact your self-confidence. For this reason, he offers facial liposuction to residents living in and around Indianapolis at his Carmel and Greenwood practices. Facial liposuction can help you feel better about the way you look. Dr. Hamilton specializes in plastic surgery treatments such as facial liposuction for people who want to look younger and have better definition in their jaw and neck areas.
What Is Facial Liposuction?
If you’re unhappy with extra fat on your chin, neck, jaw or cheeks, facial liposuction might be a good procedure for you. This highly specialized surgery gets rid of unwanted facial fat to create more visually appealing contours on parts of your face that aren’t usually improved through diet and exercise.
Facial liposuction is particularly helpful for resolving puffy-looking jowls and cheeks, as well as the neck fat that is typically called a wattle, double chin or turkey neck. While the results are often subtle, they are highly effective and help you look trimmer and more youthful.
Am I a Good Candidate For Facial Liposuction?
If you’re tired of the excess fat around your jaw, cheeks and neck and are in good general health, then you may be an ideal candidate for facial liposuction. For younger people, simply removing the extra fat in the face may be enough to create a significant difference. If you’re just unhappy with your double chin, there is a non-surgical injection known as Kybella™ that may be a better option. Kybella™ is the first and only product of its kind to receive FDA-approval for minimizing under-chin fat. If you’re an older patient, you may wish to consider combining your facial liposuction with a brow lift, facelift or blepharoplasty to achieve the best possible results.
Like with any surgical procedure, it’s essential for patients to expect realistic outcomes from their procedure. Although facial liposuction can make you look better, the improvements will not be dramatic. Facial liposuction does deliver permanent results, however, since the procedure removes fat cells completely.
Who Are The Best Candidates For Facial Liposuction?
The majority of men and women with fat deposits on their face are ideal facial liposuction candidates if:
- They’re in good general, physical and mental health.
- They have facial fat that is out of proportion with other areas of the body.
- Their skin elasticity is good.
- They expect realistic results.
What Can I Expect During The Facial Liposuction Procedure?
Dr. Hamilton and his friendly, professional team will ensure your optimal comfort before, throughout and after the surgery. Facial liposuction can normally be done using only a local anesthetic alongside an intravenous sedative, unless you’re also undergoing other surgeries at the same time, such as a brow lift or facelift.
At your consultation appointment, Dr. Hamilton will discuss your options for anesthesia and help you determine what would be best for your unique situation and needs.
During your surgery, Dr. Hamilton will make the incisions for your liposuction treatment either in your mouth (intraorally) or beneath your chin. These incisions are tiny and shouldn’t result in apparent scars. Dr. Hamilton then uses a special tube known as a cannula that is moved back and forth to break up the fat and vacuum it away. Throughout the procedure, he carefully sculpts and contours the treatment area, which gives you a firmer and slimmer-looking neck and face.
Is The Fat Removal Permanent?
Yes. Once puberty is complete, humans create very few fat cells. When weight is gained, those that are present expand. Facial liposuction is a permanent way to remove these stubborn fat cells.
If you happen to gain weight after your surgery, it will be deposited into your body’s remaining fat cells. The local deposits that you had before the surgery are no longer able to grow disproportionately larger compared to the rest of your body.
Will I Need A Second Facial Liposuction Procedure?
In most cases, one procedure is enough. However, some people may need to have their results fine-tuned later on.
Facial Liposuction: Recovery and Results
All plastic surgery causes some amount of discomfort, bruising and swelling, but this can be managed by taking a pain reliever or painkiller. You’ll need to wear a special dressing for several days while you rest and recover from surgery. Dr. Hamilton will monitor your progress after surgery and let you know when you can return to your normal activities. In most cases, patients are ready to go back to work after a week or two once the swelling and bruising have gone away.
How Much Does Facial Liposuction Cost in Indianapolis?
Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery seeks to make facial surgery procedures available and affordable for everyone. To accomplish this, we offer financing options and accept cash, major credit cards and personal checks for facial liposuction.
Mark M. Hamilton, MD, FACS, is recognized as one of the “top physicians” in America for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Hamilton provides his Indianapolis patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on facial liposuction or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Hamilton’s Carmel or Greenwood office, please contact us.