Most people understand the challenges of removing stubborn pockets of fat from the chin, neck, and face. Despite regular exercise and dieting, you may still have a double chin that adds several pounds to your appearance. Dr. Fathimani offers a highly personalized facial liposuction in Denver to remove targeted pockets of stubborn fat and help you elevate your facial contours and jawline.
Why It’s Hard to Lose Stubborn Fat
Losing weight is hard, and sometimes, despite our best efforts, some areas of our bodies don’t cooperate. For most people, those problem areas are the face and neck. Traditional weight loss efforts, such as exercise and dieting, can help with overall weight loss, but they can’t remove specific fat cells, such as those around the chin and jawline. Liposuction allows us to remove specific pockets of unwanted fat, helping you achieve a chiseled jawline and facial contours.
What is Face & Neck Liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that can remove excess fat from the face and neck. Liposuction is performed using a small, blunt cannula (tube) inserted under the skin. The cannula is moved back and forth to break up the fat cells and suction them out of the body, thus improving the appearance of the face and neck. This procedure is especially helpful in reducing the appearance of a “double chin” and improving the jawline.
The Face & Neck Liposuction Process
Before your surgery, Dr. Fathimani will mark the specific areas to be treated. You’ll be given local anesthesia and intravenous sedation to ensure you’re comfortable during the procedure. During face and neck liposuction, a small incision will be made in targeted areas under the chin and along the contours of the face. Through these incisions, a thin, hollow tube (called a cannula) will be inserted. The cannula will break up and suction out the unwanted fat deposits. The procedure should conclude within an hour or two.
Face & Neck Liposuction: Recovery & Downtime
The most common side effect of facial liposuction in Denver is bruising. This is usually mild and will resolve itself within a few weeks. You may also experience some swelling and tenderness in the treated area. Recovery from liposuction typically takes about two weeks. During this time, you should avoid strenuous activity and give yourself time to rest. This will help your body heal and reduce the risk of complications. After two weeks, you should be able to resume your normal activities.
Face & Neck Liposuction: Aftercare Guidelines
- Wear compression garments to reduce swelling and improve tissue healing.
- Clean the incision sites several times a day and apply an antibiotic ointment.
- Avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for at least two weeks.
- Take at least one week off work (or more if you have a physically demanding job).
- Contact your surgeon if you notice any signs or symptoms of infections.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a multi-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a fellowship-trained facial cosmetic surgeon specializing in facelifts, rhinoplasties, and liposuction surgeries. He uses cutting-edge surgical techniques to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals with minimal downtime and side effects. Furthermore, his personalized approach to liposuction ensures natural-looking results with minimal scarring. Please schedule a consultation to learn more about your options for facial liposuction in Denver.