Facial Liposuction

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What is a facial liposuction?

Facial liposuction is a popular procedure that is performed on a daily basis for a total of 258,558 procedures in 2018 alone, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. And the reason is that everyone has unwanted pockets of fat in the cheeks, chin and neck that often will not go away even with a good diet and regular exercise. 

One of the most visible areas is the double chin, which can be caused by weight, hereditary factors, or airway positioning. Even thin individuals can experience drooping skin around the jawline. People feel self-conscious about their neckline and being stuck with a turkey neck. Submental liposuction takes fat away from beneath your skin and sculpts your chin and neck contour. It goes a long way to helping people feel better about how they look. 

Facial liposuction is a common procedure in large part because our face is how others see us, and consequently, how we see ourselves. It makes sense to want a more naturally sculpted and refined facial appearance. By reducing areas of fullness, it contours your face and gives you a more youthful appearance. When it comes to facial liposuction in Miami, Zuri Plastic Surgery can provide you with a more sculpted neck and a rejuvenated appearance.

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Facial Liposuction FAQS

Am I a candidate for facial liposuction?

If you are looking to get rid of your double chin, jowls or “turkey-wattle” neck, you are definitely a good candidate for facial liposuction. You should be in good physical health, be a non-smoker, have good skin elasticity and enough fat deposits. You should have realistic expectations about what a facial liposuction may or may not be able to do for you.

Can I combine facial liposuction with another procedure?

Yes, facial liposuction can be combined with other procedures such as chin or cheek augmentation, fat grafting, blepharoplasty and neck lift.

What are the results of facial liposuction?

The results are immediate, and since those fat cells will not grow back if you maintain a stable weight this procedure is considered long-lasting. Your final results can take several months while your skin tightens and heals up. But it will be worth it as your incisions should be barely visible and your facial profile will appear slimmer and rejuvenated.

What are the risks involved with facial liposuction?

Facial liposuctions are routinely done safely every day. It is true that no surgery is risk-free and some potential complications can include a bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, bruising, hematoma, infection, loose skin, numbness, seroma, small scars, and swelling. There is a very minor risk of change in pigmentation, nerve damage or loss of sensation. The complications from facial liposuction are lower than those of liposuction of the body and many other surgical procedures.

Reasons for a facial liposuction

There are many reasons why people get a facial liposuction to rejuvenate their appearance. Here are the top benefits of undergoing this procedure:

  • Facial liposuction can give you well-sculpted features and a more chiseled appearance. 
  • Facial liposuction can also tighten your neck skin and enhance a weak jawline. 
  • Facial liposuction will ultimately give you a more youthful appearance. 
  • Facial liposuction produces long-lasting results because, once the fat cells are eliminated, your body will not store fat in the same area.
  • Facial liposuction can be done at the same time as other procedures such as brow lift, eyelid surgery, facelift, or rhinoplasty. Combining different procedures saves you money and recovery time. 
  • Facial liposuction eradicates a double chin because fat under the chin is among the hardest to eliminate even with a good diet and regular exercise. 
Miami Facial Liposuction

Why should you choose Dr. Z? He is a quadruple board-certified and experienced surgeon who has successfully and safely performed this procedure. Dr. Z is dedicated to giving you natural-looking results from your facial liposuction procedure in Miami. He is backed up by an experienced and caring staff, who have created a comfortable environment for all of their procedures.

Facial Liposuction Procedure

Facial liposuction is usually performed in an hour or less using light sedation and a local anesthetic. However, general anesthesia may be necessary if you are having other facial procedures performed at the same time. 

How the incisions will be handled depends on the specifics of your procedure. For example, a two-centimeter incision is made beneath your chin to treat the chin or jowls area. It can also be done behind the earlobe in the ear crease. A cannula is then inserted to divide the fat before suctioning it out. The incisions are then closed up.

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Alexander Zuriarrain, MD, FACS

Facial Liposuction Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Zuriarrain, you will have a chance to learn about facial liposuction and how it can help change your appearance and your lifestyle. He will review your health history, examine you and assess your specific needs. Bring all your questions so you’ll feel confident receiving the procedure.

As a quadruple board-certified surgeon, Dr. Z has years of experience helping people achieve their goal of looking younger though facial liposuction in Miami. He will redefine your facial features resulting in a slimmer you. Dr. Z will do this in a safe and relaxing environment he has created in his surgery suite.

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Recovery After Facial Liposuction

Recovery from facial liposuction is usually quick, being an outpatient procedure. Most Miami facial liposuction patients return to work within a few days, depending on the type of work. Here are some tips about your recovery:

  • You can resume your normal activities after a few days
  • Avoid strenuous exercises for about two weeks
  • Expect some bruising and swelling for a few weeks
  • You can use ointment over your incisions
  • Keep your head elevated when sleeping at night
  • You can use cold packs for pain relief (and reduce swelling)
  • It’s a good idea to walk after a few days to lower your chance of getting any blood clots
  • You may wear a compression neck wrap garment for a few days (to decrease swelling)
  • You will need to rest for a day or two right after your procedure
  • Keep in mind doing multiple procedures at once could elongate time in recovery
  • You will likely feel some pain and discomfort (you can get prescription painkillers)
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