Facial Liposuction in Denver, Colorado

There’s nothing like the frustration of trying to shed the fat that just refuses to budge. Some of the most persistent fat cells tend to accumulate in the face, especially during aging. For many people, this can lead to decreased self-confidence and discouragement after exercise or weight loss efforts.

Facial liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the removal and reshaping of this troublesome fat tissue. It reduces puffiness and bloating to restore defined youthful facial contours. It’s also an effective technique to smooth the neck or eliminate a double chin.

It’s often assumed that undergoing chin liposuction is the only solution to reduce the appearance of a double chin. However, this is a misguided belief, as the root of the issue often lies in the neck area rather than the chin itself. Specifically, the accumulation of subcutaneous fat below or behind the chin is actually part of the neck, which can result in the appearance of a double chin.

As a facial anatomy expert with extensive experience in liposuction, Dr. Schmidt is skilled at restoring facial fat to the buoyant, balanced shape it once held. As a result, Dr. Schmidt’s patients can expect highly refined liposuction results that rejuvenate the face and accentuate their best features.

How Does Facial Liposuction Work?

Dr. Schmidt uses a technology called suction-assisted liposuction to produce the most balanced and smooth results for this procedure. Suction-assisted liposuction allows him to remove a small amount of fat tissue to shrink areas where too much has accumulated (often the cheeks).

He lifts and resculpts the remaining fat cells to restore a full but contoured shape to the face.

Dr. Schmidt will often perform facial liposuction in conjunction with other facial procedures, like a facelift, eyelid surgery, and Puregraft. In these cases, facial liposuction helps create an overall refreshed appearance.

As with any surgical procedure, Dr. Schmidt strategically places the incisions behind the ears or in natural skin folds to minimize visible scarring. While incision placement depends on the patient’s individual needs, common areas include behind the earlobes or within neck or jowl creases.

Results and Recovery

With facial liposuction, a little goes a long way. Dr. Schmidt’s subtle fat reshaping significantly revitalizes the face without the need for major surgery. While the recovery process differs for everyone, most patients can return to regular activity a week after surgery.

Patients should expect minor swelling and bruising in the days following facial liposuction.

Since facial liposuction does not involve a significant removal of fat cells, substantial weight gain after the procedure may increase fat volume in your face. As with any procedure, maintaining a healthy weight will help ensure long-lasting results.

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Facial Liposuction FAQs

Are there specific risks associated with facial liposuction?

Though facial liposuction has fewer risks than most surgical procedures, potential complications may arise. Patients can develop necrosis, hematomas, or infection. In addition, a blood clot can lead to stroke, heart attack, or pulmonary issues. Excessive blood loss during surgery is rare but may occur.

What should I expect after the facial liposuction?

Liposuction causes minor swelling, bruising, and discomfort that should subside within two weeks. Dr. Schmidt will provide prescription pain medication for you to take as directed. It is essential to follow all post-surgical recommendations, including wearing a compression garment and avoiding restricted activities.

Is facial liposuction painful?

You could experience moderate discomfort with facial liposuction. Take your pain meds as prescribed by Dr. Schmidt. Applying ice packs and compression will help alleviate swelling and bruising.

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