Face and Neck Liposuction in The Woodlands, TX, With Dr. W. Marshall Guy
Everyone has heard the term liposuction, and most people associate it with the removal of unwanted fat from the belly, thighs, and buttocks. While these are all quite common areas to extract fat, liposuction can also be highly effective in the face, neck, cheeks, and jowls.
Dr. W. Marshall Guy, our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, offers facial liposuction to his patients in The Woodlands, TX, to help them revive their facial aesthetic through minimally invasive means. Dr. Guy maintains high levels of expertise in many surgical and med spa procedures of the face, neck, nose, eyes, and more. Patients interested in facial liposuction are encouraged to reach out to the Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery team to learn more about how this procedure can help them gain the look they desire.
What is Facial Liposuction?
Liposuction can help contour the face and neck by selectively removing fatty deposits found in the face, neck, cheek, and jowls. Fat in these areas is different than that of the buccal space (deep part of the cheek), which can be addressed through a buccal fat removal.
Liposuction is performed in isolation in younger patients, meaning no other surgery is required. However, the skin loses sufficient elasticity starting at around age 35-40. For these patients, liposuction cannot be performed in isolation— this necessitates some form of skin tightening such as EmbraceRF, FaceTite, or Morpheus8, so as not to leave a turkey waddle of skin behind.
What are the Benefits of Facial Liposuction in The Woodlands?
The primary benefit of facial liposuction is the fantastic result that it can provide. This procedure offers a contoured and younger-looking facial aesthetic by removing fat in the right places.
Although this operation can be performed in a surgery center, Dr. Guy most often conducts it in his clinic under local anesthetic.
This procedure is minimally invasive, only requiring three small access points without making an incision. Thus, downtime is reduced, and patients can return to work more quickly.
Because of Dr. Guy’s techniques, the anesthesia, and the nature of the procedure, most patients are very comfortable and do not experience much discomfort— if any at all.
Facial liposuction in The Woodlands costs are often very affordable, as the procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia.
What Can I Expect in a Face and Neck Liposuction Procedure?
Patients often choose neck and face liposuction because of its minimally invasive methods. To begin, Dr. Guy’s team will administer local anesthesia to ensure the process is not painful. From there, Dr. Guy will make three small access points: one behind each ear and one beneath the chin.
After creating the incisions, Dr. Guy will carefully remove fat in the designated areas. You and Dr. Guy will have discussed the specific areas of fat removal during your one-on-one consultation and preoperative visit. He will then close your access points, and you can begin your recovery.
What is Recovery Like for Face and Neck Liposuction?
After a liposuction procedure, patients typically experience some bruising and swelling in the neck and jowl areas. The swelling will increase for several days afterward but will start to decrease after about four or five days. Incisions will also need about a week to close up naturally.
Dr. Guy advises his patients to refrain from their regular activities for a week after their liposuction session. After this brief recovery period, you can ease back into your standard work and exercise routines.
Am I a Candidate for Facial Liposuction in The Woodlands?
If you are troubled by a double chin, jowls, or a turkey-wattle neck, facial liposuction may be a suitable option for you. The best way to determine if facial liposuction is for you is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with experience performing facial liposuction and other facial rejuvenation procedures.
If you decide to meet with Dr. Guy, he will examine your facial anatomy and engage you in a candid discussion of your aesthetic expectations and goals.
The best candidates for facial liposuction typically:
- Are close to their ideal weight but have stubborn facial and neck fat
- Have good skin elasticity
- Comprehend the risks of the procedure
- Will follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions