Liposuction is most often thought of as being a procedure that is performed all over the body. It’s not often looked upon as being performed on the facial area. Facial Liposuction can be a very important part of the facial surgery when performing a facelift or a QT Lift™. Facial liposuction can also be performed as an isolated procedure.
Dr. Dejoseph explains Facial Liposuction
Very often we’ll see a younger patient, usually 45 years or younger, with a full neck or one who has developed jowls and desires to have a more youthful, thinner neckline. Because their skin is so elastic, those younger patients can benefit dramatically with just performing facial liposuction in those areas only. This is generally a very short procedure with short recovery even as compared to a QT Lift™.
Many times the only area that shows the aging process is the neck area. Or some may have a very full neck with a very loose waddle and often that area is filled with fat. Sometimes we cannot do just liposuction, especially if the patient is older and has lost elasticity. It is then necessary to go ahead and tighten up the neck. In essence one could perform a QT Neck Lift. By performing this procedure, one takes the muscle covering in the neck and pulls it back, tightens and holds in place. This can be done as an isolated procedure or it’s done in combination with the facial liposuction. A neck lift is a quick procedure with a very short recovery period. This is a procedure that is very often done in the office under local anesthesia or even with some mild sedation.