Facial liposuction and contouring is growing in popularity among patients who are looking to create a more youthful appearance. Just like any other area of the body, your face can harbor unwanted pockets of fat cells that can be resistant to diet and exercise. The localized fatty accumulation is typically not a sign of aging, but rather caused by genetics or weight gain. These areas of fatty tissue around your cheeks, chin, jowls, or neck can sometimes be as frustrating as fatty accumulations on the body such as love handles and saddlebags.
The good news is, that these areas respond well to liposuction especially in patients with good elasticity and skin tone. The elasticity of the facial skin due to collagen and elastic fibers allows skin to shrink after liposuction and mold down around the reduced and sculptured fatty framework. The elastic fibers recoil almost immediately producing almost instantaneous results.
This procedure can also be done in office under a local anesthetic while the patient is wide awake. Dr. Romano is able to numb areas of concern with novocain and operate on small areas. The procedure can take up to a half an hour and involves four tiny incisions using tiny cannulas that cause no pain or indentation. And because of Dr. Romano’s artistic skill and experience alongside his specific anesthetic formula patients see immediate results with virtually no bruising, excellent contouring, and very natural artistic results.
Following the procedure patients will wear an elastic garment for 2 to 3 days and can go back to their normal lifestyle. For more information on Liposuction of the Face and Neck please contact Dr. Romano’s San Francisco office at (415) 981-3911.