Facial Liposuction

About Facial Liposuction in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles.
Liposuction improves the facial shape by removing exercise-resistant fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. It can also be performed using the tumescent technique, in which targeted fat cells are infused with a saline containing solution with a local anesthetic before liposuction to reduce post-operative bruising and swelling. The results of liposuction on the face can offer significant before & after results.

Alternatives to Facial Liposuction Surgery could be Internal liposuction, External (ultrasound) liposuction, OptiLipo, and adjusting daily exercise and diet.

Many individuals that have experienced liposuction on the face have experienced dramatic before & after results. For this reason many individuals are currently seeking Facial liposuction as an option for correction. If you are interested in learning more about Facial Liposuction in Los Angeles and the surrounding area, please call our office.

To perform the liposuction procedure a medicated solution is injected into fatty areas through a very small incision in the skin, a narrow tube known as a cannula is inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. As the cannula is pushed and pulled back and forth through the fat layer, it breaks up the fat cells, which are then suctioned out.

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you have localized excess fat that you have not been able to get rid of with dieting or exercise. Liposuction is best suited for the following areas; cheeks, jowls, neck, upper arms, breast and or chest area, back, abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, outer thighs, inner knee, calves and ankles. If you have adjusted dieting and exercise and still have isolated areas of fat then this procedure might be an option for you.

Liposuction results are permanent in nature, and it is important for patients to understand that it will not improve cellulite or skin texture.

Some of the side effects of liposuction are inevitable such as; temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation, and temporary fluid drainage from incision sites. There are certain risks and other complications possible with liposuction. It is important to discuss all possible risks with your surgeon in detail prior to the procedure.

After liposuction surgery it will be 1 to 2 weeks before you are able to return to work. Typically for any form of strenuous activity it takes 2 to 5 weeks of recovery. Typically for full recovery from all forms of swelling and bruising it takes anywhere from 1 to 6 months. There are cases where it can take longer than 6 months. Use of the new tumescent technique may decrease post-operative bruising and swelling.

It is important for you to know beforehand that recovery time after liposuction will vary a great deal depending on the individual and how extensive the procedure and the technique used. In general, after a liposuction procedure, you’ll probably have some fluid drainage from the incisions. Some patients may get a small drainage tub inserted beneath the skin for a couple of days to prevent fluid build-up. You can expect initial swelling. To control the swelling and to help your skin better fit its new contours, you may be fitted with a snug elastic garment to wear over the treated area for a few weeks. It is designed to be worn in the shower and should be worn for as long as recommended. Antibiotics may be prescribed in order to prevent infection. Don’t expect to look or feel great right after procedure. As with any procedure, it will take some time to heal.

Anesthesia is usually local or a very light general during the liposuction procedure. If there is any pain it can typically be controlled by medications.
Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for facial liposuction surgery, including guidelines on eating, drinking, smoking, taking (avoiding) vitamins, iron tablets and any other certain medications. If you develop a cold or an infection of any kind, especially a skin infection, your surgery may have to be postponed. Also, while you are making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure and, if needed, to help you at home for a day or two.