Liposuction is the permanent removal of fat cells. It is a wonderful procedure to correct a double chin or fullness along the jaw line in the younger patient with good skin tone. Men can often have this procedure even later in life due to the thicker male skin. Patients who have loose skin as well as fullness may be a better candidate for a Face Lift. Facial Liposuction is a routine part of a Face Lift procedure for many patients. During the consultation, Dr. Brian Maloney will be able to advise you as to which procedure may be more appropriate for you.
About the Procedure
The procedure can be performed under local or twilight anesthesia. Dr. Maloney uses a tumescent liposuction technique to help reduce bruising after the procedure. Generally, an incision approximately one centimeter in length is placed in a crease under the chin. If a patient has fullness along the jaw line, a small incision is placed immediately behind each earlobe to allow contouring of this area. Depending on the patient, Dr. Maloney will often contour some of the deep fat and tighten the platysma muscle. This is called a Platysmaplasty.
A dressing is applied overnight and replaced the following day with a support sling, which is generally worn for a week. Patients usually have little to no discomfort following the procedure due to temporary numbness, which typically lasts for several weeks up to three months. Dr. Maloney also recommends lymphatic drainage treatments to be performed by an aesthetician to help decrease swelling.
Candidates for Facial Liposuction
Dr. Maloney helps you decide if Facial Liposuction is the right cosmetic procedure for you. During your consultation appointment, he examines your facial structure and discusses your cosmetic goals. In general, the best candidates for Facial Liposuction have the following characteristics:
- Are in good overall health without any medical conditions that may interfere with the healing process
- Have realistic cosmetic goals
- Have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone in their facial areas
Benefits of Facial Liposuction
Facial Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that allows Dr. Maloney to make improvements to the contours of your face without more extensive procedures. Dr. Maloney may also recommend Facial Liposuction in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as a Face Lift, to remove smaller fatty deposits and enhance your natural bone structure.
Additional Face & Neck Procedures
The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery understands that your face is the first thing people notice about you. Dr. Maloney and his staff use their experience, compassion, and artistry to provide personalized care and state-of-the-art facial plastic surgery treatments and procedures to the residents of Atlanta, Sandy Springs, the surrounding communities in Georgia, and patients from around the world for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction.