Many women in Tampa find that at a certain age, they have excess facial tissue that neither diet nor exercise can fix. This is because the fullness that creates jowls and turkey neck is not a result of too much food, but rather a consequence of age, skin damage and gravity. Facial liposuction is a solution that many never consider as they assume that dieting will help to eliminate the pockets of fat in the lower face. However, facial liposuction may be the only way to eliminate the extra tissue. This procedure can help you appear both thinner and younger at the same time.
Why Consider Facial Liposuction?
When we are young, there is a beneficial layer of fat that lies under the surface layer of facial skin. This is what gives us the beautiful plump cheeks of youth and presents the lovely smooth (wrinkle-free) skin that we have in our early 20’s. This layer of fat is not considered a problem because it is usually well-distributed in people within a normal weight range.
As we get older, our connective tissue starts to break down and our skin no longer bounces back as quickly. This can be a result of skin damage, such as that created by too much sun exposure, or a result of poor nutrition or any number of reasons that affect skin tone. Once the collagen and elastin start to run down, the normal and healthy fat cells under the skin begin to slide. Over time, this will allow pockets of fat to develop along the lower jaw, under the chin and in the neck. This process is not due to overeating or lack of exercise, but both those factors can add more fat to the problem areas.
How Facial Liposuction Works
Once age and gravity have combined to create jowls, double chin or turkey neck, it is almost impossible to remove them without some outside help. According to Dr. Dominic Castellano of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, facial liposuction is a way to eradicate these pockets of fat to slim down the face. Facial liposuction can help both men and women in Tampa to remove this unwanted fat and create a more refined profile. Once the fat pockets are gone, the angle between the neck and face is improved and the patient will generally look much younger than prior to the procedure.
Facial liposuction is much safer than ‘body’ liposuction because it involves a much smaller, finer cannula (or tube) that will remove fat without harming nearby tissue. The incisions to allow access are extremely small and the areas that are treated are confined to a minute section of the lower face. The cannula acts as a suction that removes fat cells. Once this is performed, the incisions are closed and the results are apparent within a week or so. Once fat cells are removed, they never grow back, but they may enlarge with weight gain. Results are usually permanent so long as the patient’s weight remains stable.
Where to Get Facial Liposuction
While facial liposuction is considered a safe procedure, it should be done only by a qualified, experienced medical doctor working in an accredited medical facility. In the Tampa area, Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, has been providing facial liposuction for patients for many years. Facial liposuction can either be done as a “stand-alone” operation or as part of facelift or neck lift procedure. The determination on whether facial liposuction alone will be the best course of treatment or if a face or neck lift is recommended can be decided after an examination to evaluate skin elasticity.
If you would like to learn more about facial liposuction and if it is right for you, please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery for a complimentary consultation. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of Dr. Dominic Castellano. Dr. Dominic is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. The medical team is highly trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures. Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information www.EliteTampa.com