Get Ready for a Youthful Look: All You Need to Know About Face Liposuction


At New York Liposuction Center, we understand that you want to look and feel your best. That’s why our Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arnold Breitbart offers face liposuction as one of the many treatments available at our clinic. Face liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure designed to help slim and contour the face, reduce fat deposits, and create a more youthful appearance.

Definition of Face Liposuction

Face liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from areas such as the cheeks, chin, neck, and jawline to create a slimmer and more defined facial contour. It can be used to address localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise or due to genetics, aging, or weight loss. This procedure can help improve the appearance of the face by creating a smoother, younger-looking profile.

Benefits of the Procedure

The benefits of face liposuction include improved facial definition and contours, reduction in wrinkles and lines around the mouth and eyes, improved skin tone and texture, reduced double chin or jowls, better overall facial balance and symmetry, and an overall more youthful look. The results are usually long-lasting with proper maintenance of a healthy lifestyle after the procedure.

Overview of the Process

The process of face liposuction begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Breitbart at either our Park Avenue or Manhasset location in New York State. During this appointment he will evaluate your medical history and discuss your goals for treatment in order to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. He will also provide you with detailed information about what to expect during surgery as well as post-operative care instructions so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not this is right for you.

Pre-Procedure Considerations

Before undergoing face liposuction, it is important to understand the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. This section will provide an overview of pre-procedure considerations, such as reasons to get face liposuction, who is a good candidate for the procedure, and what to expect during the consultation.

Reasons to Get Face Liposuction

Face liposuction can be used to reduce fat deposits in the chin, cheeks, neck, jowls, and other areas of the face that are resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure can also improve facial contours by creating a more youthful look. It is important to have realistic expectations about the results of face liposuction; it cannot treat wrinkles or sagging skin caused by aging or sun damage.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for face liposuction are healthy adults with good skin elasticity who are looking for subtle improvements in their facial appearance. It is important that you discuss your goals with your doctor before deciding if face liposuction is right for you. Your doctor will evaluate your overall health and medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

What to Expect During Consultation

During your initial consultation with your doctor, they will review your medical history and discuss your goals for the procedure. They will also examine your face and take measurements of your skin thickness and amount of fat in the treatment area. Your doctor may also recommend additional treatments such as laser resurfacing or dermal fillers to achieve optimal results from face liposuction. Additionally, they will explain how long it will take for you to recover from surgery and what type of post-operative care is necessary for optimal results.

The Procedure

Preparing for Surgery

Before undergoing face liposuction, it is important to prepare properly for the procedure. This includes getting a physical exam from your doctor to ensure that you are healthy enough for surgery. It is also important to avoid smoking or taking any medications that could interfere with the healing process. Your doctor will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, including what medications and supplements to avoid before and after surgery.

In addition, it is important to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure as you will likely be too drowsy from the anesthesia to drive yourself safely. You should also plan on taking a few days off work to rest and recover from the procedure.

Types of Anesthesia Used

During face liposuction, local anesthesia or general anesthesia may be used depending on the extent of the procedure and your preference. Local anesthesia numbs only the area being treated while general anesthesia puts you into a deep sleep during the entire procedure. Your doctor will discuss these options with you prior to surgery so you can make an informed decision about which type of anesthesia is best for you.

Step-by-Step Description of the Procedure

Once you have been prepped for surgery, your surgeon will begin by making small incisions in strategic locations around your face where excess fat deposits are located. Through these incisions, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted beneath your skin and used to break up and suction out fat cells from targeted areas such as your cheeks, jawline, chin, neck, forehead, temples and eyelids. Depending on how much fat needs to be removed, this process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours.

Once all of the excess fat has been removed, your surgeon will close up the incisions using sutures or surgical glue before applying bandages or dressings over them in order to protect them from infection and promote healing. You may also receive antibiotics or other medications at this time in order to reduce inflammation and prevent infection during recovery.

Physical Exam
Avoid smoking & certain medications
Arrange for ride home after procedure
Take a few days off work
Local or general anesthesia
Small incisions made in strategic locations
Cannula inserted to break up and suction out fat cells
Process takes 30 minutes to several hours
Incisions closed with sutures or surgical glue
Bandages applied over incisions



After the procedure, you will need to take some time off for recovery and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. It is important to keep in mind that recovery times vary from person to person and that it may take several weeks for the full effects of face liposuction to be visible.

Recovery Tips and Guidelines

The most important thing you can do for a successful recovery is rest. You should plan on taking at least one week off from work and any other strenuous activities, such as exercise or sports. During this time, you should also avoid any activities that may cause excessive sweating, such as hot yoga or saunas.

Your doctor will likely prescribe pain medication to help with any discomfort during the first few days after the procedure. You should also apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising around the treatment area. Additionally, your doctor may recommend wearing a compression garment or bandage around the treated area for up to two weeks after surgery. This helps reduce swelling and provides support while your body heals.

You should also follow a healthy diet during your recovery period and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Eating nutrient-rich foods can help speed up the healing process and give your body the energy it needs to recover quickly.

Potential Side Effects and Complications

Although face liposuction is generally considered a safe procedure, there are some potential side effects and risks associated with it, including infection, bleeding, numbness, swelling, scarring, asymmetry, poor wound healing, nerve damage, skin discoloration, and allergic reaction to anesthesia.

It is important to contact your doctor right away if you experience any of these symptoms or if you have any questions or concerns about your recovery process. Your doctor will be able to provide advice on how best to manage these issues so that you can get back to feeling like yourself as soon as possible.

By following these post-procedure care guidelines and speaking with your doctor regularly about any concerns you may have during your recovery period, you can ensure that you get the best results from your face liposuction procedure and enjoy a youthful look for years to come!

At New York Liposuction Center, we are proud to offer face liposuction to our patients looking for a more youthful appearance. Our Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arnold Breitbart, is highly experienced in performing this procedure and will provide you with the highest level of care and safety throughout your treatment.

We understand that face liposuction can be an intimidating procedure, but we want to ensure you that our team is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have before, during, and after your treatment. We strive to make sure each patient feels comfortable and confident in their decision to pursue face liposuction.

If you are considering face liposuction as an option for improving your facial contours, please contact us today at either 700 Park Avenue in New York or 1155 Northern Boulevard Suite 110 in Manhasset. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help guide you through the entire process.

At new york liposuction center, we believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of care and results they desire. So if you’re ready to take the first step towards a more youthful look, contact us today!