About Face Liposuction in Philadelphia, PA
Do you have excess deposits of fat in your face? The physicians at Center for SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery offer face liposuction in Philadelphia, PA. This procedure will remove fat from your cheeks, chin, jaw line, or neck that does not respond to regular diet and exercise. Dr. Durvi Patel uses laser liposuction, SmartLipo™ fat removal, which is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. This laser technology will melt away fat in the targeted areas on your face.
Can I Get SmartLipo™ on My Face?
While we typically preform SmartLipo™ on the stomach, thighs, or arms, we can also use it to remove fat from the face. Laser lipo on the face can target the cheeks, chin, jawline, and neck. Removing excess fat from these areas can create a more contoured face making it look slimmer. This can also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine facial lines, and sagging skin. To learn more about all of our SmartLipo services, see SmartLipo.
Am I a Candidate for Face Liposuction?
To learn if you are a candidate for facial liposuction, schedule a consult with one of our physicians. They will evaluate your facial anatomy, skin elasticity, and overall health to determine if you are a good candidate for face liposuction in Philadelphia, PA.
It is important to have good skin elasticity so the skin can contract after the liposuction on face. It is also important to be at stable weight. Weight fluctuations can affect your face lipo results. Finally, you should realistic expectations about the procedure.
Laser lipo is not a substitute for weight loss or a healthy lifestyle. If you do not qualify for the procedure, your physician may recommend other treatments such as injectable facial fillers or a facelift.
How is Face Liposuction Performed?
The first step is to administer local anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. Then Dr. Patel will make a tiny incision where the small cannula be inserted. She will make the incision near the targeted area but in inconspicuous spot to minimize the appearance of scarring.
After inserting the small cannula that contains a laser fiber, she will move it back and forth in a fanning motion to target the fat cells. The laser energy will cause the fat cells to burst and she will gently suck them out. When finished, Dr. Patel will remove the cannula and gently close up the incision.
What to Expect After Liposuction on Face
The benefit to using SmartLipo™ for liposuction face is you will experience less bleeding, swelling, and bruising resulting in a faster recovery than traditional liposuction. The minimal amount of swelling you will experience will peak by day 3 or 4 should only last a few weeks.
Most patients experience little bruising however, everyone is different and should be prepared if they do bruise. We will suggest that you wear compression wrap around your head for a day or two after the procedure. This will help control and reduce your swelling.
SmartLipo™ fat removal is a great way to perform facial liposuction for patients seeking a slimmer, more contoured face. If you would like to learn more about liposuction to the face in Langhorne and Philadelphia, PA, please contact Center for SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.