Dr. Hendricks performs Facial Liposuction procedures for patients from Lumberton, NC , Fayetteville and Pinehurst.
Bothered by excess fat around your cheeks, chin and neck?
Your face says a lot about you as a person. In many ways, it provides others with a lasting impression of who you are, how you feel and what you think.
Diet and exercise can help many areas of the body, but nothing seems to affect those fatty deposits in your cheeks, chin, jawline or neck. These areas don't usually respond to diet and exercise. They can also affect your self image. Now, Facial Liposuction is performed by our doctor for patients in our region to provide them with an improved profile.
Facial Liposuction can make a dramatic change in the way you look by removing the excess fat from your cheeks, chin and neck.
What is Facial Liposuction?
Liposuction surgery is performed to actually remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. Liposuction was originally designed for body contouring. Your Liposuction surgeon uses a special tube called a cannula. The cannula is inserted through a tiny incision placed in an inconspicuous location on the face or neck. Using a suction syringe or pump attached to the cannula, the fat cells are extracted. The result is a resculpting of bulging areas into more attractive and more youthful facial contours.
In younger patients, Facial Liposuction may be done alone. In older patients, it may produce optimal results when combined with a facelift, browlift, eyelid or nose surgery. It is often performed with the addition of chin or cheek implants for better definition.
Who are the best candidates for Facial Liposuction?
Most men and women who have localized facial fatty deposits are good candidates for Facial Liposuction provided they:
- Are in good health.
- Have fat deposits disproportionate to the rest of their bodies.
- Have good skin elasticity.
- Have realistic expectations.
Is the fat removal from Facial Liposuction permanent?
Yes! After puberty, we do not create many new fat cells. When you gain weight, you expand the fat cells that you have. Facial Liposuction permanently removes fat cells to improve your facial contour.
Should you gain weight after liposuction, it goes to the fat cells that remain in your body. The localized fatty deposits that existed prior to liposuction can no longer balloon up out of proportion to the surrounding areas.
Will I need a second Facial Liposuction procedure?
One procedure is usually sufficient. However, some patients require a fine-tuning procedure at a future date.
Is Facial Liposuction for you?
If excess fatty tissue in your face or neck is bothering you, Facial Liposuction may be your answer. Your doctor can help you determine what the best treatment will be to obtain your desired results.
How will I look after Facial Liposuction surgery?
After our physician performs your Facial Liposuction procedure, the results can be dramatic. The use of smaller cannulas allow the fibrous connections between your skin and body to remain. These connections will contract over time. As a result, excessive neck skin folds are so rare that many patients avoid the necessity for surgical skin removal by having excellent results with Facial Liposuction alone.
What will my recovery be like after Facial Liposuction?
One or two small stitches may be needed to close the tiny incisions. You will wear a snug elastic dressing over the treated area for a few days, and you may be advised to wear it at night for a few weeks. You will go home after the procedure and rest for at least 24 hours. Mild pain relievers may be needed along with cold packs for a few days. Most patients resume normal activities after 2 - 4 days.