You take good care of yourself, watching what you eat, wearing sunscreen, and generally working hard to look and feel your best. Despite all this, you may have noticed excess fat accumulating under your chin – and who wants a double chin or the appearance of jowls? Nathan E. Nachlas, M.D. understands that unwanted facial fat can make you look heavy and affect your self confidence. That’s why he performs facial liposuction, which can permanently remove the excess fat and help you feel good about your appearance again. Dr. Nachlas specializes in procedures such as facial liposuction for patients who want a more youthful looking, defined neck and jaw.
Dr. Nachlas is a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon who performs procedures for the aging face. The submental region below the chin is a delicate area, and liposuction here should only be performed by a qualified facial plastic surgeon. During his training at Johns Hopkins and his plastic surgery fellowship in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Nachlas acquired advanced techniques in facial plastic surgery that he uses to create beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients. By contouring your neck and lower face with liposuction, Dr. Nachlas can restore balance to your facial features, leaving you looking younger and thinner, and feeling better about the face you see in the mirror.
Facial Liposuction: What Can I Expect During The Procedure?
Dr. Nachlas and his friendly staff will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible before, during, and after your procedure. Facial liposuction usually can be performed using local anesthesia with sedation, unless you are having other procedures, such as a facelift, at the same time. During your consultation at Dr. Nachlas’s Boca Raton practice, the doctor will thoroughly discuss your anesthesia options with you, and help you decide what will work best for your particular needs.
Dr. Nachlas can make the incisions for submental liposuction either in the mouth (intraoral) or under the chin. These incisions are small and should not cause noticeable scarring. Dr. Nachlas uses a very small cannula which is inserted and moved gently back and forth to loosen and suction out the fat. He will precisely and artfully sculpt the area through this process, leaving you with a slimmer, firmer lower face and neck.
Facial Liposuction: Recovery and Results
All facial plastic surgery procedures result in some degree of swelling and discomfort, but this is easily managed with either over-the-counter or prescription medication. You will wear a dressing for a few days while you rest and recuperate. Dr. Nachlas will monitor your recovery closely, and advise you on when you can resume normal activities. Typically, patients feel comfortable returning to work and social activities after 1 to 2 weeks, when bruising and swelling has subsided, and they are ready to show off their newly contoured chin and neck area.
Visit Nathan E. Nachlas, M.D. at 1601 Clint Moore Road, Suite 170, Boca Raton, Florida 33487