Facial Liposuction


Facial LiposuctionFacial liposuction improves the contours of the face by removing resistant fat deposits. Commonly targeted areas of facial liposuction include the chin, cheeks, neck, and jowls. It is often used in combination with a facelift in a “full-faced” person.

Ideal Candidates

Most patients with small, unwanted pockets of fat (such as in a double chin or jowls) are excellent candidates for facial liposuction. For the best results, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced facial plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Olding, who has performed many successful facial liposuction procedures in the Washington area.

It should also be noted that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Patients interested in facial liposuction must be at or near a healthy body weight before being approved for treatment.

Your Consultation

During your consultation in our Washington office, Dr. Michael Olding will examine the treatment areas for facial liposuction. He will listen to your goals and look over your medical records.

Following this, Dr. Olding will create a personalized treatment plan based on his findings and your goals. If you are interested in body liposuction on the arms, abdomen, thighs, or elsewhere, these details can also be discussed at this time.

Dr. Olding will see to it that you fully understand the treatment process. He will discuss the necessary preparation steps, the facial liposuction procedure, the recovery process, and possible results. A quote may also be provided for the cost of the procedure.

You can ask Dr. Olding questions anytime during the consultation, and he will make sure to address all of your concerns. A date will be set for the procedure based on your availability.

The Procedure

It is generally performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and can be performed with techniques that infuse targeted fat cells with a solution to reduce post-operative bruising and swelling.

After the solution has been administered, a tiny targeted incision will be made for the cannula to pass through. The stubborn facial fat will be loosened with the cannula and then removed with medical suction.

Finally, the treatment area will be cleaned. The procedure will usually last half an hour, depending on the number of treatment areas.

Recovery Process

The patient can go home right after the procedure. Specific instructions will be given for the recovery process. Temporary swelling, soreness, and a burning sensation may be experienced during the recovery period.

Certain physical activities will not be allowed until Dr. Olding gives his clearance. Patients usually return to work in one to two weeks, and back to strenuous activity within a month. Results are permanent if you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.

No scarring soon after surgery; a very natural look; and 15 to 20 years younger looking!

I’ve had several facial rejuvenation procedures by Dr. Olding over the last 7 years and they have all been excellent. In every instance, Dr. Olding listened carefully to what I wanted done and he provided good feedback on what he would recommend. He’s very easy to speak with, very friendly and kind, as is all his staff. Previously, I had a procedure done in Los Angeles, so I have a good basis for comparison. Dr. Olding is, by far, better. No scarring soon after surgery; a very natural look; and 15 to 20 years younger looking! Highly recommended in every way possible.
Montague L.

Side effects of facial liposuction include temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, or fluid drainage. Potential complications range from asymmetry and skin rippling to discoloration, infection, and temporary nerve injury.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do I Still Have a Double Chin After Losing Weight?

As you lose weight, your fat cells shrink in size, but the body doesn’t actually have a way of eliminating them on its own. That’s why patients are often stuck with a double chin and other stubborn pockets of fat tissue even after they’ve achieved a healthy BMI.

Is the Technique Behind Facial Liposuction Different from That of Body Liposuction?

While the steps involved are essentially the same, facial liposuction often deals with smaller treatment areas and very isolated fat tissue. Therefore, it is crucial to trust a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Olding to perform this extremely delicate procedure.

Can Liposuction Be Used to Eliminate Wrinkles and Sagging Skin?

With liposuction surgery, we are primarily focused on removing fat tissue, not skin. However, Dr. Olding frequently combines facial liposuction with a facelift for more youthful and slimmer facial features. Additionally, his staff is highly trained in non-surgical skincare treatments like Botox® and dermal fillers.

Facial Liposuction Cost in Washington

The cost of facial liposuction will depend on factors like the amount of fat removed and the number of treatment areas. The overall price may also be affected by the total time needed to perform the procedure.

Schedule Your Appointment

For more information about facial liposuction in Washington, DC, visit Dr. Michael Olding. Contact us today for your consultation!

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