Sharply defined facial contours signifies youth and vitality. When excess fat begins to blur contours, it can lead to an aged, heavy appearance.

Facial liposuction can be used to refine natural sharp contours such as the chin and jawline, remove the unwanted “double chin,” and restore your natural facial harmony.

Areas Targeted in Face & Neck Lipo

There are two prominent areas that Nik Rana, MD can address with facial liposuction:

  • Submental Chin: The area below the jaw that extends to the front of the neck is known as the submental chin region. When fatty tissue collects in this area, it can make individuals look older than they are or overweight, even if they do not have excess fat elsewhere.
  • Jowls: The lower cheek area which overlays the jaw bone is known as the jowls of the face. Fat accumulation in this area can lead to a saggy face and make an individual look far older than they really are.
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Benefits of Facial Liposuction

Facial liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that offers many different benefits. Some of these benefits include:

Low Risk of Infection: Compared to other cosmetic surgeries, facial liposuction has a low risk of infection.
Fast Recovery: Since facial liposuction is not very invasive, the body will not need to put a great deal of effort into recovery. Patients can enjoy great results in a very short time frame.
Minimal Scarring: Facial liposuction is performed within discrete areas of the face so even if a minor scar occurs, it won’t be noticeable.
Total Removal of Fat Cells: Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight should understand that their fat cells still remain under their skin. With facial liposuction, they can get rid of these fat cells and don’t have to worry about them returning.
Minimal to No Pain: Facial liposuction is not a painful procedure. Patients may experience minor discomfort and swelling that can be treated with ice packs and/or pain relievers.
Improved Contour: Perhaps of the greatest benefits of facial liposuction is that it can contour the face and improve overall facial aesthetics.

Why Choose Dr. Rana for Face & Neck Lipo

When considering surgery, choosing a qualified and experienced facial plastic surgeon plays a large part in the success of your procedure. Dr. Rana achieves beautiful and natural re-contouring of the face and neck that results in dramatic improvements for his patients. Trust your face to an expert for long-lasting, natural results.

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What to Expect

Facial liposuction is an outpatient procedure that may last from 30 minutes to one hour. The procedure begins with local anesthesia that is typically combined with oral or IV sedation.

Dr. Rana will make a small incision in the submental crease, which is the crease that can be found underneath the chin. Incisions will only be about one or two centimeters long. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Rana will use a tool called a cannula to suction fat through the incisions. To close the incisions, he will use dissolvable sutures. Facial liposuction is complete after Dr. Rana applies a light gauze wrap to the area.

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The day after surgery, most patients feel fine and experience minimal to no discomfort. They will be asked to return to our facility so that their gauze wrap can be removed. Since all sutures will dissolve, they will not need to be removed.

When Can I Return to Work?

Some patients will be able to return to work a few days after the procedure. However, those with severe bruising may have to wait a bit longer. Any vigorous activities and exercise should not be resumed until two weeks after the surgery.


What is the difference between liposuction and facial liposuction?

Liposuction is designed to remove areas of fat on the body. It also works well on facial areas that do not respond to a healthy diet and regular exercise. When it is performed on areas of the face, it is known as facial liposuction.

How does facial liposuction affect the appearance of the skin?

Skin elasticity will affect the appearance of the skin after facial liposuction. Good skin elasticity can lead to a natural and smooth look after the procedure.

How much fat can safely be removed in a facial liposuction?

Dr. Rana cannot safely remove too much fat during a facial liposuction procedure because doing so significantly increases the risks and complications of the procedure. Also, too much fat removal can leave a patient with sagging skin. Following your personalized consultation, Dr. Rana will know exactly how much fat to remove in order to create beautiful results for each patient.

How long does facial liposuction take and last?

Since facial liposuction is an outpatient procedure, it takes up to an hour to complete and does not require a hospital stay.

What are the risks of facial liposuction?

Facial liposuction is a surgical procedure that does come with minor risks. Rare complications can include infection, bleeding, saggy skin, and asymmetry.

What should I do after facial liposuction?

After undergoing facial liposuction, patients should keep their heads elevated and avoid any strenuous activities. During the first week, nothing heavier than 10 pounds should be lifted. In addition, patients should try to keep their head in a neutral position, rather than in a flexed position.

Can facial liposuction be combined with other procedures?

Many patients at Rana Facial Plastic Surgery pair facial liposuction with other procedures such as a facelift, a chin implant, dermal fillers, and/or Botox to achieve a more youthful and natural appearance.

Does facial liposuction lead to permanent results?

Patients can enjoy permanent results with facial liposuction. However, it’s important to understand that although the fat cells that are removed will not return, weight gain may cause remaining fat cells to expand and cause poor contour.

How many facial liposuction surgeries are necessary?

In most cases, patients only need one facial liposuction surgery. During a consultation, Dr. Rana will go over all the specifics of the procedure.

When will I be able to return to work after facial liposuction?

Most patients take a few days off from work and other activities so they can fully recover and allow swelling to subside. Patients who pair facial liposuction with other procedures may require a longer recovery period depending on the procedure they have.

When will the facial liposuction results be noticeable?

A difference in the chin and jawline will start to become apparent after swelling subsides. Results will be more obvious when all swelling disappears.

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