One of the most common signs of aging, excess fat in the face and neck can cause you to appear heavier and older than you really are. And, unfortunately, diet and exercise alone cannot target these stubborn areas. Fortunately, with precise and gentle liposuction, Dr. Ridgway can 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, liposuction can achieve a wide range of appealing cosmetic benefits. When performed correctly by a leading facial plastic surgeon in Seattle like Dr. Ridgway, the procedure can:
- Improve the appearance of a double chin.
- Reduce heavy jowls.
- Slim down a round and full facial appearance.
- Create definition along the cheeks.
- Sculpt a more defined jawline.
- Create a more elegant transition from the chin to the neck.
- Restore a fit and youthful overall appearance.
An overview of the liposuction procedure
This is an outpatient procedure, your liposuction will be performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. During your initial consultation, Dr. Ridgway will review the pros and cons of each option and help you determine which one is in your best interest. On the day of your surgery, Dr. Ridgway will begin by infusing 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 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 to 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 an optimal healing process. 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 can be candidates for the safe and gentle liposuction Dr. Ridgway offers as long as they:
- 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 Bellevue 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