What to Know About Getting Face and Neck Liposuction
Liposuction is a very common procedure in the United States, and it’s especially common in areas with high amounts of cosmetic surgery like Los Angeles. Liposuction can be done anywhere on the body where there’s a gathering of excess fluid or fat, but our plastic surgeons specialize in removing fat from the face, neck, and jaw areas.
When you meet with a doctor for facial reconstruction surgery in Los Angeles, they will sculpt your face by strategically removing and keeping fat in certain areas. This method is gaining popularity for those who may want to remove stubborn jowls or double chins.
Face and Neck Liposuction Procedure
This procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia; either way, our plastic surgeons will ensure that you are comfortable. We pride ourselves on quick surgeries that result in little pain and a quick recovery, so you should be able to leave the office less than an hour after the completion of your procedure.
The procedure of neck and chin liposuction is done through a small tube that is inserted through a small incision made under the jawline. Then, they will sculpt the lower half of your face so that it’s thinner yet defined.
Your heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygen level will be monitored throughout the procedure to ensure your safety. Just like with any medical procedure, liposuction comes with its share of risks. Our surgeons explain more about what liposuction surgery hopefuls need to understand prior to their procedure below.
There will always be an element of risk when using anesthesia, making incisions, and operating on the neck area. Unlike more invasive procedures like rhinoplasty and facelifts, the use of a small needle and thin tube called a cannula, is not very invasive and should result in little bleeding and pain.
Excess bleeding is one of the top risks associated with this procedure, and you should let your doctor know if you are on blood thinners or have experienced issues with blood clotting in the past.
Other face and neck liposuction risks include:
- Decrease in skin sensation that may persist
- Increase in skin sensitivity
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Excess fluid accumulation
- Infection at the incision site
- Poor wound healing
- Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, and muscles
Operating on an area with so many fragile and essential veins, blood vessels, and nerves make neck liposuction in Los Angeles a procedure that you don’t want an amateur doctor doing. Incision too wide or too deep can result in excessive bleeding, especially if it’s in the neck area.
If you want neck and chin lipo Los Angeles has a multitude of qualified surgeons. The best bet is the board-certified Los Angeles cosmetic surgeons of Westside Face.
Going to an experience and top liposuction doctor in Los Angeles lowers your risks to practically zero. Dr. Aynehchi heads the plastic surgery office in Los Angeles and is one of the only double board-certified plastic surgeons in the country.
Any Los Angeles office for liposuction should take the risks and safety associated with your procedure seriously.
Factors to Consider With Your Liposuction
Our doctors stress the importance of understanding the procedure and the realistic outcome that is achievable for your specific situation. If you have jowls or a gathering of fluid or fat around your lower face, then neck and chin liposuction is a good procedure for you.
However, it won’t fix everything. You may be left with saggy skin in that area depending on how much is removed. You may not be excited at the prospect of paying for another cosmetic procedure, but our surgeons will recommend combining your facial liposuction with a face or necklift to prevent this from happening.
By performing these two procedures in tandem, you have more control over your final results and you also knock out two procedures at once and combine the recovery time, saving you more time and money in the long run.
If you don’t want a face lift, our doctors can actually use the fat gathered from the lower portion of your face to inject in other areas of your face such as under your eyes or at your temples to give you a more youthful look. This procedure is called facial fat transfer.
Contact our doctors at Westside Face to set up your initial consultation. We can go over your concerns to fit you with a safe and effective procedure.