As we age, it is normal for many of us to develop unsightly fat deposits beneath the chin or the appearance of jowls along the jaw line. Double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Phillip Garcia understands that fatty deposits in problem areas may mar your facial appearance and self-confidence. For this reason, he offers facial liposuction to residents living in and around Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine. Facial liposuction may provide the facial rejuvenation you seek. Dr. Garcia is an expert in cosmetic procedures, such as facial liposuction, for anyone who wishes to add contour and definition to their face, jaw and neck areas.
What Is Facial Liposuction?
Facial liposuction is a procedure that extracts excess fat from the chin, neck, jaw or cheeks. This highly specialized procedure suctions away unwanted facial fat to provide greater definition and improve the contours of your face.
Facial liposuction is especially effective for eliminating puffy jowls and cheeks, as well as fat accumulated in the neck area and under the chin, producing the double chin effect. While the results of facial liposuction may be less dramatic than results achieved through plastic surgery, this procedure is highly effective and far less invasive, yielding spectacular results.
Am I a Good Candidate For Facial Liposuction?
If you want to eliminate excess fat around your jaw, cheeks, and neck and enjoy overall good health, you may be an ideal candidate for facial liposuction. In younger individuals, simply extracting excess fat from the face may be enough to create a significant difference in appearance. For those who just want to treat a double chin, a non-surgical injection known as Kybella™ may be a better option than liposuction. Kybella™ is the first and only FDA-approved product for eliminating the double chin. Older patients may consider combining facial liposuction with a brow lift, facelift or blepharoplasty to achieve the most dramatic results.
As with any cosmetic procedure, patients should have a realistic expectation as far as the results. Although facial liposuction will enhance your appearance, the visible changes will not be dramatic. Facial liposuction does deliver permanent results since the procedure removes fat cells permanently from the area treated.
Who Are The Best Candidates For Facial Liposuction?Most adults with accumulated fatty deposits in the face, chin and neck area may be ideal facial liposuction candidates if:
- They enjoy overall good health.
- They have an excessive fat accumulation in the facial area.
- Their skin elasticity is good.
- They have realistic expectations.
What Can I Expect During The Facial Liposuction Procedure?
Dr. Garcia and his expert staff will ensure your optimal comfort before, during and after the procedure. Facial liposuction is typically performed with only a local anesthetic and an intravenous sedative, except in cases where patients are undergoing additional surgeries in the same session, such as a brow lift or facelift.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Garcia will help you understand your options for anesthesia and recommend the best option for your individual circumstances.
During the procedure, Dr. Garcia will make tiny incisions either inside your mouth (intraorally) or beneath your chin. These incisions are miniscule and leave very subtle scars. Dr. Garcia then uses a thin tube or cannula that is moved back and forth to break up the fat and suction it away while carefully sculpting and contouring the treatment area, resulting in a firmer and more defined neck and face.
Is The Fat Removal Permanent?
Yes. Once humans are past the age of puberty, our bodies create very few new fat cells. Weight gain results from the expansion of existing fat cells. Facial liposuction permanently removes stubborn fat cells from problem areas.
If you do gain weight after your procedure, it will expand your body’s remaining fat cells. However, there will be no fat cells left in the treatment area to expand.
Will I Need A Second Facial Liposuction Procedure?
For most individuals, one procedure provides permanent results; however, some people may wish to undergo additional treatments as they age and develop fatty deposits in other areas.
Facial Liposuction: Recovery and Results
All cosmetic procedures produce some degree of discomfort, including some minor bruising and swelling. However, this may be alleviated with pain medication. Following the procedure, you will be required to wear a special dressing for several days during recovery. Dr. Garcia will monitor your progress following the procedure and advise you when you can return to your normal activities. Most patients are ready to return to work within a week or two once the swelling and bruising have subsided.
How Much Does Facial Liposuction Cost in Jacksonville?
Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery seeks to make facial surgery procedures available and affordable for everyone. To accomplish this, we offer financing options and accept cash, major credit cards and personal checks for facial liposuction.
Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery is the leading facial plastic surgery center on the First Coast. As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Phillip Garcia provides his North Florida patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on facial liposuction or to schedule a consultation at one of our five convenient locations in Jacksonville (Town Center), Avondale, Julington Creek, Fleming Island or Palm Coast, please contact us today.