Facial Liposuction and Fat Removal
Facial liposuction and fat removal address fatty tissue in the face and neck that won’t respond to any amount of exercise and dieting. While many of us tend to focus on removing excess body fat and sculpting a better body, facial fat can be a major aesthetic issue for those beset with double-chins and “chipmunk cheeks.” Whether patients wish to target fat below the neck with liposuction, in the cheeks with a procedure called buccal fat pad removal, or both, renowned Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Dr. J is an expert at procedures aimed at ensuring a patient can put their best face forward.
Why You Might Get Facial Liposuction/Fat Removal
While many find plump cheeks appealing or cute – a word some dread – others find that a plump face may make them look overly young or heavier than they actually are. Moreover, the fat that collects under the chin and in the neck has very few fans. Neck liposuction and buccal fat pad removal have helped countless patients get rid of unwanted fat and achieve a facial appearance that flatters them from head to toe.
Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., affectionately called Dr. J by patients and colleagues, is a leading Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who has attracted a worldwide following – largely due to an ever-growing number of five-star social media rave reviews from delighted former patients. Anyone interested in cheek fat removal and facial liposuction in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills should take a close look at what Dr. J can accomplish.
Plastic surgery is among the most demanding of all medical disciplines. Dr. J has mastered the specialty, not only as a science demanding the highest level of precision but also as an art requiring painstaking attention to detail. Whatever area of the human body he is working on, Dr. J takes a holistic approach – striving for outcomes that flatter a patient’s appearance from head to toe. For those who may be interested in getting more than one procedure – whether it’s facial liposuction and buccal fat removal, or some other combination, he will ensure the surgeries work in harmony to create the desired overall effect.
The so-called double-chin is one of the most common areas of concern for appearance-conscious people, so it’s no mystery why neck liposuction remains popular. This very safe and highly effective operation is similar to other types of liposuction. A cannula – a small piece of medical tubing – is inserted under the skin of the submental area below the chin. Next, the device partially liquefies unwanted fat via high-frequency vibrations and then uses suction to remove the desired amount. Dr. J’s technique is to feather out the suction to fully cover the area and contour the whole of the jawline.
Cheek Reduction – Buccal Fat Pad Removal
Buccal fat pad removal has become increasingly popular as a means to enhance cheekbones and create a more slender, sharper facial structure. As the name implies, it involves the doctor removing the pad of fatty tissue that is located in the cheek area. It’s the gold standard surgery for patients who want a classical, high-cheekboned look.
Procedure and Recovery Basics
Neck liposuction and buccal fat pad removal are relatively simple procedures. Both can be performed with either a local or general anesthetic, depending on the patient’s overall medical situation and personal preference. Whenever any procedure calls for more than a local anesthetic, Dr. J always uses a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure maximum safety.
Typically, patients will be able to return home after the procedure in the company of a friend or relative. It’s also important that patients have someone staying with them the first night after a procedure.
Patients will be provided with a compression wrap for the face and/or neck that must be worn for roughly one week. There will also be prescriptions, including antibiotics to prevent infection as well as pain medication. However, in the days that follow most patients can be kept comfortable with the help of acetaminophen (Tylenol) alone.
Although there may still be some swelling, patients should be able to see a fairly significant change once the compression garment has been removed. As the incisions heal, the full impact of the procedure will gradually become visible.
Ready for a Low-Fat Face?
To find out more about whether you’re ready to face liposuction in Beverly Hills with Dr. J, call us today at the phone number on your screen or via our contact page.