Face liposuction can produce subtle but outstanding results in a healthy individual who has fatty deposits in or around his or her facial area. Even so, “outstanding” is a highly subjective term. Dr. Daniel Greenwald, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida, emphasizes that, as with any other type of plastic surgery, face liposuction requires realistic expectations on the part of a patient. To learn what may or may not be possible in your individual situation, it’s always best to meet personally with a highly skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Greenwald.

Like many other areas of the body, such as the hips, thighs, and upper arms, the face can have a tendency to harbor pockets of excess fat cells. However, extra volume in the neck, chin, and cheeks is typically more difficult for an individual to eliminate than troublesome “love handles,” “saddlebags,” and “bat wings.” This is mainly because there is no way to effectively tone the face through exercise. While dieting can help to a certain extent, the most effective way to reshape the face is usually with a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, such as face liposuction.

At a surgery center in Tampa, FL, Dr. Greenwald can perform face liposuction to address:

  • The cheeks – “Chipmunk cheeks” can be caused by deposits of excess fatty tissue in the middle of the face. Some people are genetically predisposed to accumulating fat in their cheeks, which Dr. Greenwald may be able to reduce with face liposuction.
  • The jaw line – As the facial muscles gradually loosen over time as part of the natural aging process, the effects of gravity can become increasingly apparent in the formation of jowls. Additionally, the body often stores excess fat at the jaw line, making the appearance of jowls even more pronounced. Dr. Greenwald can perform face liposuction to reduce prominent, hanging jowls and sculpt a firmer, more youthful-looking jaw line.
  • The neck – Similar to the jaw line, the neck tends to be especially susceptible to excess fat accumulation, muscle laxity, and the effects of gravity. Dr. Greenwald can perform face liposuction to target a “turkey neck” or double chin to add definition and contour to the neck.

For certain individuals, face liposuction may be a good alternative to a face lift, or it can be performed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates other plastic surgery procedures, such as a face lift, brow lift, or eyelid lift, as a way to achieve overall facial rejuvenation. If you’d like to discuss your options with Dr. Greenwald, contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 1-888-840-3199 to schedule an appointment at his office in Tampa, FL.