When you mention liposuction, people think of their lower stomach area, thighs, backside, and flanks. And those are great targets for typical liposuction.
But Dr. Beaty focuses on the face, and just as with those other areas, the face can use the targeted fat removal that liposuction provides.
What is facial liposuction?
Body contouring is one thing, and changes in diet and exercise can have an effect. But contouring the face is more difficult. Full cheeks, a double chin, and drooping neck are all due to areas of unwanted fat. Although these are isolated areas, they can give others the impression that you’re overweight.
Dr. Beaty uses facial liposuction to create ideal angles in the jaw and chin. This is called submental liposuction, and Dr. Beaty is one of the few plastic surgeons who perform this procedure, thanks to his extensive knowledge of facial anatomy. Facial liposuction is a much more delicate procedure than body liposuction. Although a cannula is inserted through a tiny incision, just as with any liposuction, the movements are much more refined.
Where does Dr. Beaty use facial liposuction?
Dr. Beaty uses facial liposuction to focus on these areas:
- The chin— The dreaded double chin is usually due to fat that has accumulated under the jawline, making the skin sag downward. Facial liposuction reduces this drooping and tightens up the profile.
- The neck — Fat that has accumulated in the neck area can give a person what is called turkey neck. Not exactly the monicker most people would like to have. The skin on the neck tends to become loose because it isn’t supported by underlying bone. That makes any fat deposits even more noticeable. Dr. Beaty reduces drooping and fullness by removing the fat.
When facial liposuction is performed as a stand-alone treatment, recovery is not difficult. The pain is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medication. Most patients can return to work within a week of their procedure.