Bothered by excess fat around your cheeks, chin and neck? Your face says a lot about you as a person. In many ways, it provides others with a lasting impression of who you are, how you feel and what you think.
Diet and exercise can help many areas of the body, but nothing seems to affect those fatty deposits in your cheeks, chin, jawline or neck. These areas don’t usually respond to diet and exercise. They can also obscure who you really are. Now, Facial Power Liposuction is performed by Dr. Rasmussen and our team of providers for patients in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Silverdale and throughout Washington state to provide them with an improved profile. Facial Power Liposuction can make a dramatic change in the way you look by removing the excess fat from your cheeks, chin and neck.
What is Facial Power Liposuction?
Liposuction surgery is performed to actually remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. Liposuction was originally designed for body contouring. Your Liposuction surgeon uses a special new powered cannula. The cannula is inserted through a tiny incision placed in an inconspicuous location on the face or neck. The power technique is safer and leads to a faster recovery. The result is a resculpting of bulging areas into more attractive and more youthful facial contours.
In younger patients, Facial Power Liposuction may be done alone. In older patients, it may produce optimal results when combined with a facelift, browlift, eyelid or nose surgery. It is often performed with the addition of chin or cheek implants for better definition.
Who are the best candidates for Facial Power Liposuction?
Most men and women who have localized facial fatty deposits are good candidates for Facial Liposuction provided they:
- Are in good health.
- Have fat deposits disproportionate to the rest of their bodies.
- Have good skin elasticity.
- Have realistic expectations.
Is the fat removal from Facial Power Liposuction permanent?
Yes! It seems that after puberty, our bodies do not create new fat cells. When you gain weight, you expand the fat cells that you have. Facial Liposuction permanently removes fat cells to improve your facial contour.
Should you gain weight after liposuction, it goes to the fat cells that remain in your body. The localized fatty deposits that existed prior to liposuction can no longer balloon up out of proportion to the surrounding areas.
Will I need a second Facial Power Liposuction procedure?
One procedure is usually sufficient. However, some patients require a fine-tuning procedure at a future date.
Is Facial Power Liposuction for you?
If excess fatty tissue in your face or neck is bothering you, Facial Liposuction may be your answer. Your doctor can help you determine what the best treatment will be to obtain your desired results.
How will I look after Facial Power Liposuction surgery?
After one of our providers performs Facial Power Liposuction, the changes can be dramatic. The use of smaller cannulas allow the fibrous connections between your skin and body to remain. These connections will contract over time. As a result, excessive neck skin folds are so rare that many patients avoid the necessity for surgical skin removal by having excellent results with Facial Liposuction alone.
What will my recovery be like after Facial Power Liposuction?
One or two small stitches may be needed to close the tiny incisions. You will wear a snug elastic dressing over the treated area for a few days, and you may be advised to wear it at night for a few weeks. You will go home after the procedure and rest for at least 24 hours. Mild pain relievers may be needed along with cold packs for a few days. Most patients resume normal activities after 2 – 4 days.