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Facial Liposuction

Feel bothered by excess fat around your cheeks, chin, and neck? These areas do not usually respond to diet and exercise. They can also affect your self-image. Now, Facial Liposuction is performed by Dr. Potter in Hays, Kansas 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 is performed to remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. 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 re-sculpting of bulging areas into more attractive and more youthful facial contours.

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 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. If 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 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 able to help. Your doctor can help you determine what the best treatment will be to obtain your desired results.

How will I look after surgery?

After Dr. Potter preforms your 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?

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.

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