Facial Liposuction

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What is Facial Liposuction?

Facial liposuction is a common cosmetic procedure to improve the definition of the neck, chin and jawline by extracting fat cells using a cannula. It can either be performed on its own or in combination with other treatments such as a surgical facelift or neck lift.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for facial liposuction?

If you have a double-chin, neck fullness, or poor jawline definition due to excessive fat deposition, then facial liposuction is an excellent minimally-invasive option.  

How is facial liposuction performed?

The procedure is done under local anesthesia and mild sedation. It can take 30-90 minutes to perform and is often combined with other facial treatments such as neck tightening, surgical facelift, or laser skin resurfacing. A tiny inconspicuous incision is made under the chin and then a cannula is used to extract the fat cells with a syringe or pump.

Can puffy cheeks be treated by facial liposuction?

Facial liposuction is not performed for cheek fat removal. A surgical extraction is performed by removing the fat through a small incision from inside the mouth and this procedure is called buccal fat pad removal.

Are there any non-surgical options that can be used instead of facial liposuction?

Yes. Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is a relatively new injectable made by Allergan, which is approved for dissolving fat below the chin. Other non-surgical options include Coolsculpting (cryolipolysis) and Ultherapy (ultrasound), which help to improve neck and jawline contours.

What is the recovery after facial liposuction?

Most patients will recover fully after 3-4 weeks during which time a compression garment is worn for part of the day to minimize swelling.


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Dr. Basil Hassouneh

Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Basil Hassouneh MD FRCSC has highly focused expertise in nasal and facial surgery. He performs hundreds of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical treatments including rhinoplasty and face-lifts each year in a diverse international practice that includes Toronto and Dubai.

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