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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.

woman after facial liposuction in Denver

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.

Benefits of Face & Neck Liposuction

Facial liposuction in Denver is a minimally-invasive procedure that can contour the face and neck by removing stubborn pockets of fat. Liposuction can create a more youthful appearance and slim down the neckline. One of the main benefits of the face and neck liposuction is that it can provide patients with long-lasting results. Once the fat cells are removed, they will not return. This means that you can enjoy your results for many years to come.

The following are the primary benefits of the face and neck liposuction:

  • Minimally invasive fat reduction technique
  • Improves overall face and neck contours
  • Makes the neck and jawline look slimmers
  • Improves the contours of the jawline
  • Eliminates an unwanted double chin
  • Targets extremely specific pockets of excess fat
  • Can be combined with a facelift, neck lift, and other surgeries

It Starts With Your Consultation

If you’re considering face & neck liposuction, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a qualified, board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon. During your consultation, Dr. Fathimani will evaluate your specific goals and perform a physical examination. He will also discuss the potential risks and complications associated with face and neck liposuction. You must understand all of the risks and benefits before you make a decision.

Dr. Fathimani will also discuss the different types of facial liposuction in Denver available and help you decide which is right for you. The most common type of liposuction used for the face and neck is tumescent liposuction, which involves injecting a saline solution into the area to be treated to minimize bleeding and discomfort during the procedure. After curating a treatment plan, the surgeon will give you specific instructions on preparing for the surgery.

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.

woman after facial liposuction in Denver

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.

Face & Neck Liposuction FAQs

Can face and neck liposuction be combined with other procedures?

Yes, facial liposuction in Denver can often be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as facelifts or neck lifts, for comprehensive rejuvenation. Combining procedures can provide more dramatic results and address multiple concerns simultaneously.

Will face and neck liposuction leave visible scars?

Face and neck liposuction typically involves tiny incisions strategically placed within the natural creases of the face, usually behind the ears, along the hairline, or under the chin, to minimize visible scarring. Over time, the scars heal, fade, and become barely visible.

How long do the results of face and neck liposuction last?

The longevity of face and neck liposuction results depends on factors such as age, skin elasticity, and lifestyle habits. Generally, the results can last several years, provided you maintain a stable weight and adopt healthy habits.

How soon can I see the final results of face and neck liposuction?

While the initial results of face and neck liposuction are noticeable shortly after the procedure, the final outcomes may take several weeks to months to fully appear as the swelling subsides.

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.

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