Liposuction can be performed in the face and neck to improve contour of the cheeks and area beneath the chin. It is often combined with facelifting and necklifting procedures but may be performed alone in patients with excess fat below the chin.
A small incision is hidden beneath the chin and the fat removed by use of a thin cannula passed below the skin. This may be performed with general anesthesia or under sedation and is generally very well tolerated. A small amount of bruising is generally seen after surgery but is self-limited. Following surgery a significant improvement is seen and this continues to improve for several weeks or months as the soft tissues continue to contract with the healing process.
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