Facial Liposuction Overview
Treats: Lack or loss of volume, as well as lines and wrinkles
Length: 1-2 hours
Side Effects: Tenderness, swelling, and bruising
Risks: Anytime a patient has minimally-invasive procedures like liposuction, there is a risk of bleeding, infection, or scarring.
Recovery: 2-4 days
Duration of Results: Long-lasting as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle after your procedure
Remarkable Results, Exceptional Care
“It has been less than 3 weeks since I had my facial procedures done by Dr. Kulbersh and I couldn’t be happier! From the first moments in the consultation all the way until my follow-up appointment Dr. Kulbersh and all of his staff have been nothing but attentive and compassionate to my wants and needs. My procedures were Buccal Fat Removal/ Chin Lipo/ Lip lift and fat grafting. The results are beyond what I had expected and I’m so happy! I know I will never go anywhere else for my facial needs!! Thank you Dr. Kulbersh and staff!”
Are you bothered by a double chin or jowls along the jawline, due to aging or weight fluctuations? These changes to the face can make us look older and heavier than we really are. Facial liposuction addresses these concerns to turn back the clock and enhance your facial contour.
The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics, is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for
unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.
Dr. Kulbersh uses advanced liposculpture techniques to provide you with the best results possible. He uses a special instrument, called a micro-cannula, which is much thinner than older liposuction instruments. The narrow cannula allows Dr. Kulbersh to artistically sculpt the treatment area with precision with less trauma to surrounding tissue. Dr. Kulbersh’s advanced techniques result in less downtime and scarring for his patients.
Facial liposuction effectively removes excess fat from areas on the face and neck. This procedure can eliminate signs of aging by creating a more youthful facial contour. The treatment is minimally invasive and downtime after the procedure is typically just a few days.
Chin and neck liposuction can improve your appearance by removing your double chin and jowl formation along the jawline. Facial liposuction can also improve the appearance of your face by contouring it so that it looks more youthful. The results of facial lipo will naturally change the look of your face and neck. Your friends and family will simply think you have lost a few pounds! Check out other face and neck procedures offered at Carolina Facial Plastics.
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Patients in good overall health with fatty areas on the face that are resistant to diet and exercise are good facial liposculpture candidates. Facial liposuction is a procedure to sculpt trouble areas like the submental fat that often forms under the chin due to weight gain, genetics, or the aging process.
Dr. Kulbersh can perform liposuction procedures on the following areas on the face and neck:
- Jowl formation along the jawline
- Submental fat that creates a double chin
- Excess fat around the neck
During your consultation with Dr. Kulbersh, he will assess your face and your trouble zones to determine which areas will benefit from liposuction. His customized treatment plans ensure natural, beautiful results for all his patients.
There are many different types of liposuction to choose from today. It is a good idea to understand the various treatment options when you are considering a facial liposuction procedure. Dr. Kulbersh prefers the tumescent liposuction technique, as this approach offers superior results as a facial treatment with minimal downtime afterward.
Tumescent liposuction is a wet liposuction procedure that injects a solution of epinephrine and a local anesthetic into your fatty tissue. The solution causes the fatty tissue to swell, making it easier to remove unwanted fat and contour the treatment area. Dr. Kulbersh then removes the fat through a cannula.
Super-wet liposuction is similar to tumescent liposuction in that it utilizes a solution injection to make fat cells more visible for easy removal. However, the treatment involves a smaller volume of solution. The main drawback to super-wet liposuction is that it requires general anesthesia to perform. Dr. Kulbersh does not use this technique for facial liposuction.
During laser-assisted liposuction, the doctor directs laser energy into your treatment area to heat the fat cells. This technique causes the fat cells to burst and melt. When this technique is used, the removed fat cannot be placed into other areas of the body, since the fat is liquefied prior to elimination.
During radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL), the doctor inserts a radiofrequency transmitting electrode through a small incision in the treatment area. Like laser-assisted liposuction, RFAL liquefies the fat for easy removal.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) directs sound waves into your targeted treatment area to dissolve your fat cells. This approach also damages the fat cells so they cannot be reused in other areas of the body.
Power-assisted liposuction (PAT) uses a handheld device to vibrate and break apart your fatty tissue, making it simple to remove through a cannula. This approach is not as common as the other techniques, as the results do not tend to be as precise.
Tumescent liposuction is a safe, effective procedure that requires no general anesthesia and minimal downtime. Since this form of wet liposuction causes unwanted fat to swell, it becomes firm enough to remove and contour with ease. Compared to other forms of fat removal, tumescent liposuction is more precise and causes less pain, bleeding, and bruising. The skin atop the removed fat is also less likely to sag or wrinkle.
Because fat is easier to remove with tumescent liposuction, Dr. Kulbersh can even use it in other areas of your face that may be lacking volume.
Facial lipo is a minimally invasive procedure and is generally performed under local anesthesia. The areas of fat that you want to be removed will be isolated and then treated with anesthesia.
Dr. Kulbersh uses tiny incisions to insert the cannulas in the treatment area, which are typically too small to leave much visible scarring behind. He then uses the cannula and suction to gently remove the excess fat.
While some patients elect to have facial liposuction as a stand-alone procedure, others choose to have it performed in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Kulbersh commonly performs facial liposuction in conjunction with a facelift or facial implants to further enhance your results.
Recovery from facial liposuction is relatively minimal. You will wear a snug elastic dressing over the treated area for a few days and possibly at night for a few more weeks. You will need to ice your face for a few days to alleviate pain, bruising, and swelling. Most patients return to their normal daily activities 2-4 days after the procedure.
Considering facial liposuction to enhance your appearance? Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
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Frequently asked questions
You will be under anesthesia during your procedure so you will not experience any pain. Discomfort after the procedure is minimal and can be managed with medication for the first few days.
In most cases, a patient will only need one liposuction treatment. During your consultation with Dr. Kulbersh, he will create a customized treatment plan for you to achieve optimal facial contouring results.
Patients generally begin to see facial lipo results within 6 weeks of the procedure. Once the swelling subsides, the effects will become fully apparent.
No. Facial lipo permanently removes your unwanted fat cells. However, if you gain weight, the fat cells that are present could grow larger.
The cost of lipo for the face varies from patient to patient. Your cost will depend on the area(s) you are having treated and how much fat needs to be removed. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Kulbersh, you will get an accurate estimate of what your procedure will cost.