The face is the first thing that people see and whether or not you like it, it says a lot about you as a person. Your face can reflect your health, your mood as well as your age and in some cases can make you look older or younger than you truly are. Are you bothered by the excess fat that you see hanging out around your chin, your neck or your cheeks? Or maybe you’re bothered by the full face you used to have that has begun to look hollow from lack of fat deposits. So what do you do when there’s just some unwanted fat deposits that you can’t seem to get rid of or you are trying to replace fat deposits that you have lost? Why visit a cosmetic surgeon of course.
Diet and exercise can help many areas of the body but no matter how much you work out or monitor your feed nothing really seems to affect fat deposits that accumulate around your neck, cheeks, and jawline. So, many men and women turn to facial liposuction to help them solve their problems.
How Can I Fix Facial Lipodystrophy and/or Lipoatrophy?
Liposuction is a surgery that is performed to remove unwanted deposits of fat cells from specific areas of the body. It was originally designed as a way to contour body how you want it and the procedure is performed by placing a special tube called a cannula into a small incision made in a spot where no one will notice and using a suction pump attached to the cannula fat cells are sucked out.
Fillers can be used to replace fat deposits that have been lost causing hollow areas on your face. Radiesse and Sculptra are both FDA approved treatment options for facial lipoatrophy. Radiesse requires a minimum of one session and the results can last for a year or more. Sculptra requires a series of sessions and the results can last for several years. Along with fillers, implants can be placed in areas that have lost fat and are a permanent solution.
Who Can Benefit From It?
The best candidates for facial liposuction or fillers are men and women who:
- Are in good physical condition
- Have fat deposits that they have truly tried to get rid of but simply can’t
- Have hollow areas that they need filled
- Have good skin elasticity
- Come into this with realistic expectations
Is the Treatment Permanent?
Yes. Facial liposuction permanently removes fat cells from your body and if you should happen to gain weight after liposuction the remaining fat cells in your body will receive that fat since previous fatty cells no longer exist in order for them to expand.
No. Many fillers can last for years but they are not permanent and will have to be touched up on a regular basis depending on the type of filler you pick.
If excess fatty tissue in your face or neck is bothering you, facial liposuction may be your answer. If you suffer from diminishing fat deposits fillers and implants can certainly help you out. Ultimately your doctor is the one that can help you determine what the best treatment will be to obtain your desired results.
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