Smartlipo and Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) for the Face and Neck
Smartlipo with Tumescent Liposuction ( Liposculpture ) is one of the safest, most effective techniques for removing fat from the jowls, neck and chin. Liposculpture typically gives a more natural appearance compared to a facelift. Liposculpture results in fewer complications, fewer scars and avoids the dangers of general anesthesia.*
Regardless of a person's age, an inherited localized collection of excess fat beneath the chin can make people look chubby, older and less athletic. The Submental chin includes the area below the margin of the jaw, and extends onto the front of the neck. Liposculpture is one of the simplest, safest, and the most cost effective ways to treat this cosmetic problem.*
Prominent jowls can make a person look older and are a cosmetic concern for both women and men. Accumulated fat in the jowls can be treated by Smartlipo with Tumescent Liposuction ( Liposculpture ).* Jowls represent a small accumulation of fat on the lower cheek overlying the jaw bone.
Is Smartlipo and Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) Better Than A Facelift?
Smartlipo with Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) alone can produce dramatic improvement in younger women with good skin elasticity and is a much simpler and safer procedure than a facelift. Women who have excessively wrinkled skin and fat in the face and neck will often get better results from Liposculpture combined with either a facial fat transfer, laser resurfacing or a chemical peel, than they would from a facelift.*
Men often choose Smartlipo with Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) over a facelift because they would not accept the unnatural look of a facelift.*
Recovery from Smartlipo and Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) for the Face and Neck
Since Smartlipo and Tumescent Liposuction are performed using local anesthesia the risks and complications involved with general anesthesia are eliminated. Patients will be able to go home the same day as the procedure but should have someone else do the driving. Patients do not typically need any pain medication immediately after liposuction because the tumescent local anesthesia lasts for up to 18 hours. From 36 to 72 hours after surgery, patients experience the greatest degree of soreness and discomfort and usually require a prescription pain medicine for a day or two.*
The tiny incisions used for Liposculpture of the neck and face do not require sutures. This allows open drainage of the blood-tinged anesthetic solution and minimizes postoperative bruising and edema. Absorptive pads are applied to absorb the drainage and are held in place by an elastic compression garment which is used during the first 18 to 36 hours after surgery. As soon as the drainage has ceased, the compression garment is no longer necessary.*