As one of the hardest spots to lose weight, fat deposits that accumulate on the face are unresponsive to even the most diligent diet and exercise. Submental liposuction is a procedure designed specifically to address fat deposits that accumulate below the:
Should I Consider Face Liposuction?
Beverly Hills patients who develop a double chin, jowls, or neck fat can benefit from contouring their face with liposuction. Although commonly associated with obese or overweight patients, many patients in a normal weight range will begin to develop a double chin, jowls, or lose facial contour as they grow older.
Because this procedure is low-risk and very effective, all patients who are in good health can perform the procedure.
*Individual results may vary
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What Happens During the Procedure?
After discussing your ideal results during a consultation, Dr. Bruno will develop a treatment plan to address your problem areas. At the outpatient surgery center, you will be prepared for surgery by receiving local anesthesia alone or combined with either general or sedation anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Bruno will:
- Make a small incision under the chin and beneath the earlobe.
- Insert a cannula, small tube with suction, to break up and remove fat deposits.
- Contour your jaw, chin, and neck.
- Close the incisions with sutures.
Depending on the type of anesthesia used for this procedure, you may be groggy when you wake up. Beverly Hills patients who receive only local anesthesia will be able to drive immediately after surgery.
How Long Will It Take to Recover from Face Liposuction?
Facial liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure with minimal discomfort and pain after surgery. Many Beverly Hills patients experience a few symptoms for the first few days after surgery, such as:
- Minor bruising
- Slight pain
These symptoms can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication and the use of a chin strap to reduce swelling. The average time for recovery for this procedure is one to two weeks.
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When Will I See the Results of My Facial Liposuction?
The results of your facial liposuction will be immediately visible. However, there may be some swelling that obscures the final results until about one or two weeks after the procedure. After the swelling has gone down, patients have:
- Lost their double chins
- Contoured their jaws
- Defined their neck and the shape of their face
Because of the fast recovery time and dramatic improvements patients experience with this surgery, patient satisfaction is very high for this procedure.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. William Bruno, call our Beverly Hills, CA office at (310) 461-3855.