Does Liposuction Work on the Face, Neck, Jowls & Double Chin?

Liposuction for Face, Neck, Jowls & Double Chin

Our parents give us many things – including the “DNA” that controls how much excess fat we have in our cheeks, chin, and neck. And while diet and exercise can help many areas of the body, it typically does nothing to reduce fatty deposits on the face, jaw line & “double chin”.

Nothing else contributes to our sense of “who we are” like our face does. Our face is how others remember us, it is what we see in the mirror every day. Unfortunately it is also the basis of how we are judged, and as well as how we judge ourselves. Everybody wants to feel attractive – but many people do not realize that facial liposuction can give them the appearance they want without surgery.

Dr. Ali is an Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon who has helped hundreds of women and men in Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills and the surrounding area get the appearance they want with non-invasive tumescent liposuction of the cheeks, neck, jawline or double-chin.


What is facial liposuction?

Liposuction was originally designed for body contouring, but modern liposuction technology now makes it an ideal tool for sculpting the face and neck as well. In facial liposuction, a surgeon uses a special tiny tube (called a “micro-cannula”) attached to a gentle suction-syringe or pump to extract fat cells from the face.

A skilled, experienced, board-certified surgeon like Dr. Ali can sculpt areas of fat into more attractive and more youthful facial contours with liposuction. Among the most common facial liposuction procedures we perform at our Birmingham, Michigan office is “double-chin” removal that sculpts a more defined chin and jawline.


Advantages of Liposuction for Cheeks, Neck, Jowls & Double Chin

Many men and women prefer facial liposuction over a face-lift because it is non-invasive. Only a mild, local anesthetic is required and there is very minimal “downtime” or “recovery time”.  Additionally, there are no scars with facial liposuction. And because there is very, very minimal bruising or swelling most people will never even know you had the procedure done. In some cases, facial liposuction can provide more natural or “subtle” results than a facelift, as well.

Unlike CoolSculpting or “double-chin injections”, liposuction requires only one treatment and the results are visible as soon as swelling subsides. Both CoolSculpting and double-chin injections (Kybella) require multiple treatments and take much longer for results to be seen – as the body must gradually eliminate the “frozen” fat. Additionally, Kybella only targets the area immediately below the chin and not other problem areas, such as the jowls.


Facial Liposuction Procedure

The procedure of facial liposuction typically only takes 30 minutes to an hour – depending upon how much fat is to be removed, and from how many areas of the face. Only one treatment is required – and while some results may be immediately visible, the full results won’t be seen until all of the swelling subsides.

You will be given a compression garment with specific instructions on when to wear it. Typically it is around 5 days and then while sleeping for a couple more weeks.

The pain or discomfort is usually minimal, and can typically be managed with over the counter painkillers. However, many people do not need to take anything for pain at all. Dr. Ali will give you specific instructions regarding what you can safely take for any discomfort.

In younger patients and those with elastic skin, facial liposuction is very often effective on its own, and all that is needed. In some older patients, or those wishing more dramatic changes, facial liposuction may be combined with a laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, nose surgery, or even chin or cheek implants.


Best Liposuction in Birmingham, West Bloomfield & Bloomfield Hills

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men in Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills and across Oakland County get the appearance they love with facial liposuction, and other minimally-invasive, non-invasive and surgical procedures. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options, so you can choose the best procedure for your goals.

And remember, liposuction financing options are also available!


Call Our West Bloomfield Area Office for a Liposuction Consultation: 248-335-7200