We all want to look great and have heard the conventional wisdom about healthy weight loss. However, when a nutritional diet and regular exercise just cannot cut it, many people consider liposuction, especially to remove stubborn fatty areas under the chin. However, when most people think of the procedure, dreadful images of vacuums and a probing steel cannula comes to mind. But, it can be a terrific way to remove the last vestiges of a previous, fat indulged life. But, because the face is such a sensitive area to surgical procedure, the best candidates for facial liposuction are those under fifty, in good health, and have fairly elastic skin.
If you believe you may be a good candidate, here is what you can expect:
- The Procedure involves injecting a pre-operative solution consisting of a mild painkiller, saline, and epinephrine. The injected solution helps the surgeon more easily remove the fat, mitigates blood loss, and provides pain relief. When a laser is used, small incisions are made and the device is placed into areas between skin and muscle where the fat is gently melted away.
- Side Effects include bruising, swelling, and soreness lasting a week to ten days. This is an estimated time period as every patient’s recovery time is different.
- Recovery is generally uneventful and most people can return to work within a few days and resume normal activities within a couple of weeks.
- Results while fat cells are permanently dissolved, subsequent or unintended weight gain afterwards will cause fat to re-accumulate again in the facial area. Following a sensible diet and exercise plan will ensure your new face stays thin a good long time.
Liposuction has various forms and technique. If you have tried all you can through diet and exercise, a targeted liposuction procedure may be right for you to shave years off your appearance.