Facial liposuction is particularly suitable for those patients who have a round face and wish to have a more chiseled and defined facial contour. The procedure removes excess fatty tissue of the lower face and can tighten skin in treated areas. It is an ideal procedure for those patients who wish to eliminate the fullness of their lower face or jowl fat in order to achieve a crisper jaw line. Even though the procedure removes relatively small amounts of fat, the end result is well appreciated. The entire facial liposuction procedure usually takes about one hour. The result is a more attractive and more youthful facial contour.
In younger patients, facial liposuction may be done alone or combined with neck liposuction. In older patients, it may produce optimal results when combined with facelift or necklift surgery to remove the excess loose skin. For those who desire to remove chipmunk cheeks or contour very round face, the buccal fat excision may be a more appropriate procedure.