VASER Ultrasonic Liposculpture of The Face: Double Chin, Cheeks
The excess of fat tissue accumulated in the lowe part of the face weighs on the skin and stretches it. This gives the face a “square” form and appearance, instead the youthful “V”-shape. In such cases, we can perform a face lipo procedure (liposuction of double chin and cheeks) to sculpt the lower part of the face and restore the angle between the chin and neck. The procedure helps us eliminate the double chin, the jowline tightens as in young people.
The best method for removing fat depots is VASER ultrasonic liposculptuing. It is a form of liposuction where we liquefy excess fat using sound waves, without harm to adjacent tissues. We thus make its removal under low pressure atraumatic and bloodless. Fat depots cannot accumulate again in the same locations, because the ultrasound has destroyed them.
The result of the face liposculpture is immediate and durable, but it becomes most apparent a few months after the procedure, due to swelling reduction. The skin tightens. From “round” or “square” with hanging cheeks, the face becomes “oval” or “V”-shaped, with “hungry” cheeks. There are no bruises and signs of intervention. After the procedure, we prescribe antibiotics for 5-7 days and painkillers for the first night (and after, if necessary).
Here you can find a detailed description of VASER ultrasonic liposculpturing, as well as comparison with other liposuction methods.
Sculpting of the double chin and cheeks can be performed as a standalone procedure, as well as before or simultaneously with mid-face lift (and/or lower face and neck lift).
Liposuction of Double Chin
Liposculpturing of double chin is an atraumatic procedure without blood loss. Small bruises, low and in the front part of the neck, are extremely rare and appear in only 1 to 2 percent of all cases. After the procedure, we prescribe antibiotics for 5-7 days and painkillers for the first night (and after, if necessary). We place special plasters on the zones of liposculpture for the first night only. Since the skin in the double chin area is a low point, swelling can cause skin to unstick and sag during healing. This is the reason why after double chin lipo, patients must wear an elastic bandage for about a month. This bandage presses the skin so it heals onto the musculature. Patients must closely follow the doctors’ instructions, as they will lead to durable results.
Liposuction of the Cheeks
If we only do liposuction of the cheeks (lower part of the face), patients do not have to wear elastic bandages. They only wear a skin-colour tape during the first night to reduce the swelling.
Simultaneous Liposculpturing of Double Chin and Cheeks
We most often do VASER liposculpture of the cheeks (lower part of the face) and double chin in the same time. During the days in the early post-op period, most important is the follow up for fluid retention or collection. In this way we prevent the formation of painful seroma and infection at a later stage.
The procedure is carried out through skin punctures only. Due to its atraumatic nature, the face lipo procedure can be combined with fat removal from other areas in the same time, depending on patient characteristics, as well as lifting procedures via Serdev Suture methods.
Massages on the treated areas are strictly forbidden! This is because skin movement can break the newly formed capillaries! As a resutlt, there will be growing of edema, extension of the recovery period and loosening of skin fixation.
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