Face & Neck Liposuction

Face and Neck Curve Liposuction/Fat transfer

Face and Neck Curve Liposuction are ideal surgeries for men and women who desire facial contouring due to age, weight gain, or an accumulation of fat in a specific area. Many of Dr. Anton’s facelifts include Face and Neck Curve Liposuction, but for the younger patient not quite ready for a facelift, this procedure can rejuvenate the jawline, cheeks, and chin area for a more youthful appearance.

Preparing for the Procedure

During your consultation with Dr. Anton, your areas of concern and your surgical options will be addressed. Skin elasticity and expectations will be addressed at this time. Face and Neck Curve Liposuction can be combined with other facial surgeries (Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties, Rhinoplasty, Fat Transfer, CO2Laser) or with surgeries of the Breast and Body.

About the Procedure

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Face and Neck Curve Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient facility. Duration of the surgery varies but is typically one hour. Small incisions (the size of a small puncture wound) are made under the chin and sometimes behind each ear lobe. A specialized curved cannula is used for removing fat and contouring the desired area. Incisions are sutured and in most cases not noticeable once healed.

What to Expect After Surgery

After Face and Neck Curve Liposuction you can expect minimal to no pain. A chin wrap is required to be worn for 7 days and nights after Neck Curved Liposuction followed by nightly use the following week. There can be light to moderate bruising and swelling in the liposuctioned area that in most cases disappears within 7-10 days.

Recovery

After surgery, any activities that would increase heart rate or blood pressure are strictly prohibited. This would include exercise, lifting, sexual intercourse, climbing stairs, intense stress, and walking other than getting from point A to B. Many normal activities may resume after two weeks or as instructed by Dr. Anton. Running, fast walking, lifting weights or any other form of exercise are not advised until after 4 weeks or as instructed by Dr. Anton.

Fat Transfer for Facial Rejuvenation

While Face and Neck Curve Liposuction patients desire the removal of fat from one area, they often desire it in another such as the cheeks, temples, chin, and lips. Fat transfer is similar to Dermal Fillers and Volumizers (See Injectables) in that it rebalances the faces for a more symmetric and youthful appearance. Many have suggested that fat is more permanent than artificial dermal fillers and volumizers, but each individual will vary depending on factors such as metabolic rate and availability of blood supply to the transfer area. Fat transfer can be combined with other Face, Breast or Body surgeries.

Preparing for the Procedure

During your consultation with Dr. Anton your areas of concern and your surgical options will be addressed along with where to harvest the highest quality fat for the procedure. Very often the flanks offer the highest-grade fat, but the abdomen, waist and hips are other areas to consider. Since only a small amount of fat is removed for Fat Transfer, patients should not expect the benefits of regular Curve Liposuction (See Liposuction) to the harvested area.

About the Procedure

Fat Transfer surgery is done under general anesthesia in an outpatient facility and generally in combination with another procedure. Small incisions (the size of a small puncture wound) are made in the harvest area where a specialized curved cannula removes the fat. Incisions are sutured and in most cases not noticeable once healed.

The harvested fat can be combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), a combination of growth factors and stem cells derived from taking a vial of one’s own blood prior to surgery. Micro cannulas are used to inject the treated fat into the desired areas. Mild to moderate swelling and bruising in the treated areas can occur.

Recovery

After surgery, any activities that would increase heart rate or blood pressure are strictly prohibited. This would include exercise, lifting, sex, climbing stairs, intense stress, and walking other than getting from point A to B. Many normal activities may resume after two weeks or as instructed by Dr. Anton. Running, fast walking, lifting weights or any other form of exercise are not advised until after 4 weeks or as instructed by Dr. Anton.