Facial Contouring and Liposuction: Long-Term Cosmetic Results
Liposuction to contour the face may be the ideal procedure for your patients, but they probably do not know it. More importantly, they are probably not aware of the risks of liposuction. Here we discuss why liposuction for contouring the face may meet your client’s distinct needs better than other minimally invasive procedures.
Here are the benefits of liposuction to rejuvenate and lift the face and neck. In addition, a comparison of dermal fillers and liposuction on the face is offered as part of this discussion.
Liposuction on the face
It is well-known among the plastic surgery community that demands for fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane to contour the face are on the rise. However, there are hints that these tendencies may affect and cause pain.
According to a 2017 article from Science Daily, “one trend we are seeing [in 2016] with fat involves an increase in fat grafting procedures to rejuvenate and lift areas: such as the face … because the material injected is the patient’s own fat , the results last longer than synthetic fillers, states ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD. ”
The trouble surgeons may be unable to understand the benefits of having a liposuction procedure to improve their facial contours. With injections, they see almost instant results, little pain, and no recovery time. Meanwhile, they see higher risks as well as downtime and bruising with liposuction. It is a good idea to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both procedures.
Pros and Cons for Facial Contouring by Liposuction and Cosmetic Injections
Let’s consider the pros and cons you want to share with your patients:
- Liposuction for facial contouring
- Minimally invasive
- Results are permanent in most cases
- Accurate face contouring
- Fat grafts reduce chances of allergic reaction
- Can be paired with rhinoplasty and other facial augmentation procedures
- Minor bruising
- May involve some recovery time
- Longer procedure time than injections
- Sedation may be necessary
- Cosmetic injections for facial contouring
- Minimally invasive
- No downtime
- Little to no bruising
- Fast procedure time
- Dermal fillers last 6 to 18 months
- Most injections take several applications to see results
- May cause allergic reactions
Your patients may, therefore, not know that liposuction can be used to shape the jowls, chin, and neck to slim and contour their face. Moreover, liposuction on the face pairs well with other facial procedures such as a facelift.
Liposuction for Neck Contouring
Why are the media, skin care programs and cosmetic brands? Because our neck is one of the first signs of aging. The image below is a young woman who has had liposuction on her face and neck.
Neck contouring is a procedure that may benefit many of your clients, but liposuction for the face and neck is not heavily advertised. You may want to discuss with your clients that contouring can be done in conjunction with other facial sculpting procedures or by itself. Furthermore , you can remove a double chin (unless your patient gains more weight) to define the neck and jowls.
With exceptional German engineering, Moeller Medical proudly offers the best in liposuction devices. Whether it’s our specialty cannulas and power-assisted liposuction devices, Vibrasat® Pro or our entire suite of liposuction products including Liposat® power Moeller Medical’s infiltration device that administers tumescent local anesthesia (TLA).