When most people think about liposuction, they think of love handles, the thighs or tummy. But one of the reasons behind liposuction’s popularity is that the procedure can be applied virtually anywhere on the body, even around the face. However, when it comes to facial liposuction, it’s important to understand when and where liposuction can improve your appearance. Here are three times to consider facial lipo.
1. If You Have a Double Chin
Double chins are commonly associated with being overweight, but not everyone with a double chin is overweight and not everyone who is overweight will develop one. A double chin is the result of sagging of subcutaneous fat around your neck, causing a wrinkle in the fat layer. Liposuction can help remove fat cells around your neck to decrease a double chin.
2. If You Have Fatty Deposits in the Upper Neck
Fatty deposits in the upper neck can result in a slouched appearance or the illusion of a ‘neck hump.’ As in the case of the double chin, upper neck fat is commonly associated with obesity, but the association is not always true to life. By applying liposuction to your upper neck area, you can reduce fatty deposits for more graceful neck contours.
3. If You Feel Your Lower Face Lacks Definition
If you’re concerned about a lack of definition in the lower face, you may want to consider liposuction around your jawline. Liposuction can better define your jaw for a more attractive transition from the face to the neck. However, liposuction is generally not recommended for chipmunk cheeks, since the cheeks can be difficult to contour with a cannula. Additionally, the patient may regret suctioning away facial volume in later years.