Although facial fullness can be youthful, an overly full face may be aesthetically objectionable. Using ultrasound assisted facial liposuction in appropriate individuals, fat in the face and neck can be modified and sculpted such that the facial contours are more streamlined.
This change, although subtle, can result in a healthier and more attractive appearance. Because only very small incisions are required to perform this procedure, recovery time can be quite expeditious and the results exceptionally natural.
This case depicts a 41 year old woman who wanted to achieve a more youthful appearance to her neck. Because she had good skin quality, Dr. Belsley felt that her skin would retract appropriately after liposuction. She underwent ultrasound assisted liposuction of the upper neck. Her post-operative photographs show her at just over two months after surgery.
Our face and its features are what makes us individual and human. Time modifies our appearance. With appropriate care and intervention, the changes that occur over time will enhance our inner beauty and not detract from it.
This case depicts a 47 year old woman who wished to improve the appearance of her neck and jawline.
Because I felt that her skin elasticity (i.e., the ability of the skin to "snap back") was excellent for her age, I performed ultrasound assisted liposuction to the neck and jowl region without a face lift. Her post-operative photographs show her at approximately two and a half months after surgery.
Ultrasound assisted liposuction can be utilized to address the cheek and jowl region as well as the neck.
Individuals who are candidates should have good skin elasticity and an excess of fat without a significant excess of skin. Typically, individuals who are good candidates for this procedure are in their twenties and thirties and sometimes their early forties. Once an individual is over the age of 45, it is rare that they do not look much better with at least a short scar face lift to address sagging skin and jowls.
This case depicts a 49 year old woman who wanted to achieve a more youthful appearance. She underwent an upper and lower eyelid lift, a midface lift and a short scar face lift with liposuction of the upper neck and jowls.
Her post-operative photographs show her approximately six weeks after surgery.
In appropriate individuals, liposuction alone can achieve a youthful, attractive appearance of the neck. This allows for shorter incisions and often a more rapid recovery.
This case depicts a 59 year old woman who wanted to achieve a more youthful appearance. She was specifically concerned with her jowls and the fullness beneath her neck. She underwent an upper eyelid lift, a lower eyelid lift, a short scar face lift and ultrasound assisted liposuction of her neck and jowls.
The pictures show her approximately six months after surgery. The lower eyelid lift performed in this case did not involve removal of the fat that normally resides in the lower eyelid.
Instead, the fat was repositioned to fill in the hollows of the lower eyelids, making the transition from the lower eyelid to the cheek smoother and more aesthetically attractive.
In order to be a candidate for liposuction of the face and neck without the need for skin removal at the same time, you have to have good elasticity in your skin so that it will shrink down to the new neck contour without sagging. Some individuals are fortunate in that they meet this criteria, but most do require removal of skin and therefore longer incisions.More >>
This procedure falls into the realm of liposculpture. It calls for a degree of artistry on the part of the surgeon who is going to remove relatively small quantities of fat from specific areas of the face and may use the removed fat to reinsert it at other areas to build up depressions, such as deep naso-labial folds.