Excess fat in the face and neck can cause you to appear heavier and older than you are. Unfortunately, diet and exercise do very little to reduce fat in these areas. Dr. Ridgway uses precise and gentle liposuction to permanently eliminate that unsightly volume and restore a smooth, firm and more refined overall look.
Benefits of Liposuction
When applied to the face and neck, our Seattle liposuction can achieve a wide range of appealing cosmetic benefits. When performed correctly by a leading facial plastic surgeon in Seattle like Dr. Ridgway
Facial and neck liposuction can achieve the following benefits:
- Eliminate a double chin.
- Reduce heavy jowls.
- Slim and contour a rounder face.
- Define the cheekbones.
- Sculpt, smooth and define the jawline.
- Create a more elegant transition from the chin to the neck.
- Restore a fit and youthful overall appearance.
What to Expect During Face and Neck Liposuction
The first step of your Bellevue liposuction procedure will be your initial consultation with Dr. Ridgway. During your consultation, Dr. Ridgway will discuss your procedure in detail and examine your face, neck and skin. Dr. Ridgway will carefully evaluate the excess volume that concerns you most before composing a custom treatment plan designed to restore a slim and youthful overall look.
Once the procedure begins, you will be put under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Dr. Ridgway will infuse a specialized fluid into the target areas on your face and neck. This fluid, which contains an anesthetic, will block pain, substantially reduce bleeding, minimize bruising and make it easier for Dr. Ridgway to remove the unwanted fat.
Once the fluid has taken effect, Dr. Ridgway will make a series of very small, well-hidden incisions through which he will insert a cannula (a thin probe) underneath the skin. Using that tool, he will expertly remove the precise amount of fat and excess tissue necessary to sculpt a natural and defined contour for your face and neck.
What to Expect During Recovery
Immediately after your procedure, you will be able to return home to begin the healing process. During the first four days, you will need to wear a supportive chin strap to protect the area and ensure your healing process is smooth. At this point, it’s normal to experience some swelling, though it should fully resolve within ten days. In general, most patients are able to return to work within one week and may resume full activity after about two weeks.
Are you a Candidate for Face and Neck Liposuction?
Dr. Ridgway is deeply committed to personalized patient care. As such, he determines candidacy for all of his patients on an individual basis, after carefully evaluating the excess fat and signs of aging that concern them most. With that said, most individuals who meet the following requirement should be candidates for safe and gentle liposuction:
- Possess excess fat in the face and neck that is unresponsive to diet and exercise.
- Are committed to a nutritious diet and active lifestyle.
- Are non-smokers in good general health.
- Possess realistic expectations for what face and neck liposuction can accomplish.
Though these guidelines will give you an idea of who can benefit from among the best liposuction Bellevue has to offer, the only way to know for sure if you are an ideal candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ridgway. During that meeting, he will walk you through the entire procedure and help you determine if it is in your best interest.
Schedule a Consultation
If excess fat on your neck and face is harming your confidence and causing you to appear older before your time, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for among the best liposuction Seattle has to offer with Dr. James M. Ridgway. During your private meeting, he will carefully evaluate the excess volume that concerns you most, before composing a custom treatment plan designed to restore a slim and youthful overall look.Schedule a consultation