Just as pockets of fat can accumulate throughout the body, they can also deposit in places that are harder to conceal, such as the cheeks, chin, or neck.
While exercise and a healthy diet are the most effective tools for ridding the body of fat, there are some stubborn areas of our body where fat can accumulate and no matter what you do you just can’t get rid of it. The face is an area on our bodies that we cannot exercise or tone, so what do we do to eliminate the fat that deposits there?
Facial liposuction can help women and men remove this unwanted fat. Removing this excess fat can lead to a more refined and appealing profile by improving the angle between the chin and neck. At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide you with a simple yet fulfilling experience. To learn more about face and neck liposuction please request a complimentary consultation online, or call our office at 813-975-3223. We look forward to helping you improve your appearance and your confidence.
Dr. Dominic is a facial plastic surgery expert who will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your goals and procedure options for improving your appearance.
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The benefits of face and neck liposuction may include*:
- Reduced or removed jowls
- Reduced or removed double chin
- Reduced “turkey neck” appearance
- Reduced overall fullness in the face
- Created definition in the cheeks
- Improvement of the angle between the neck and chin
Dr. Dominic Castellano
Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Board certified in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head-neck surgery), Dr. Dominic performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck exclusively. His expertise and exceptional outcomes earned him the 2019 Top Doc award for facial plastic surgeon by Tampa Magazine.Read His Bio Request Your Free Consultation
Face & Neck Liposuction Procedure
To begin face and neck liposuction, small incisions are made beneath the chin and/or in front of the earlobes. Then, a small metal tube, called a cannula, is inserted beneath the skin. The cannula acts as a suction that removes fat cells. Once this is performed, the incisions are closed. Once fat cells are removed, they never grow back, but they may enlarge with weight gain. Results are permanent if the patient’s weight remains stable. All patients receive treatment in our Tampa state of the art fully accredited facility.
After face and neck liposuction your skin will shrink, creating a smooth, well defined, more youthful appearance. If you have an abundance of excess skin due to weight loss, or your skin has lost its elasticity due to age, you may also require a skin tightening procedure such as a facelift in Tampa to achieve the look you desire.
*The results and experiences depicted illustrate results you may achieve if you choose to have a plastic surgery procedure. Individual results and experiences may vary by patient.
What is Face and Neck Liposuction?
Tampa face and neck liposuction is similar to the liposuction procedure performed elsewhere on the body except it is smaller in scale. The Tampa facial liposuction procedure is smaller in scale since the area treated is smaller and a smaller amount of facial fat is removed, usually only a few ounces. The facial liposuction in Tampa involves a small incision underneath the chin or just in front of the ear lobes. Then, a cannula (a small metal tube) is inserted into the incision to suction out the fat cells. So long as the patient maintains a healthy and normal weight, the fat cells will never regrow, making the Tampa cosmetic facial liposuction procedure permanent. If a patient gains a significant amount of weight, another facial liposuction procedure from Elite Facial Plastic Surgery may be necessary, however this is rare.
Facial liposuction from Tampa cosmetic surgeons is a safe procedure that produces dramatic results. A facial liposuction of the chin, neck and jowls can actually produce better results than an invasive Tampa facelift. Cosmetic surgeons in Tampa like Dr. Dominic believe that this facial liposuction is a more desirable option because there is minimal scarring and recovery time in comparison to other procedures. It is imperative the procedure is performed at an accredited cosmetic surgery facility since there will be some minor bruising, swelling, and bleeding at the incision point.
Once the procedure is completed and enough time has passed for recovery, patients will notice a smooth, well defined, and significantly more youthful appearance. In some cases, facial liposuction can be paired with a Tampa facelift procedure or Tampa neck lift procedure to enhance the skin tightening results. These procedures are sometimes necessary for older patients that have lost elasticity of the facial skin.
If you are interested in having facial liposuction in the Tampa area, you may schedule a free consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery today, to learn more about the procedure. Facial liposuction will leave you feeling confident and beautiful with your new found youthful appearance.
Face/Neck Liposuction FAQs
What can Face or Neck Liposuction do for me?
Neck / Face Liposuction can give your face, neck, and jaw line more definition, restoring your youthful appearance. It can reduce jowls, double chin, turkey neck, and overall puffiness in your face. It helps to create definition in the cheeks and jaw line, and to improve the angle between your chin and neck.
Why choose a Face or Neck Liposuction instead of a Neck Lift?
A neck lift includes liposuction and also tightens the muscles in the neck. If the muscles in your neck are not weak or sagging, then you do not need a neck lift.
Why choose a Neck or Face Liposuction instead of a Face Lift?
A face lift tightens the skin. If you have adequate skin elasticity and do not have an abundance of excess skin, your skin will shrink on its own to accommodate the contours created by liposuction.
Can a Face or Neck Liposuction be combined with other procedures?
Is the procedure painful?
No. It is minimally invasive.
What is recovery like?
You may experience some mild bruising and swelling which will subside within a few days. Some patients return to work in two to three days.