tumescent liposculpture treatment san diegoThe board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego use the tumescent liposculpture method and traditional liposuction to remove unwanted fat deposits from virtually any area of the body. The procedures can even be used to remove fatty deposits of the face and neck.

For patients in SD struggling with fatty deposits under the chin and neck, liposuction can give a slimmer appearance and sculpt the jawline. It is effective in treating a double chin and jowls in patients with a little excess fat that does not respond to diet and exercise.

Tumescent Liposculpture for Face & Neck

Often for liposuction of the face and neck, the doctor will choose to use the tumescent liposculpture method. The difference is in the type of instrument used to perform the procedure. A cannula is used in both liposuction and liposculpture but is much thinner with liposculpture. This thinner instrument allows the doctor to sculpt the face and neck areas into the desired shape with a more delicate instrument that causes less trauma to the surrounding tissue. The result of the smaller cannulas is much more natural looking and the area is smooth, and free of ridges and waves often left by the traditional cannulas.

“Tumescent” means that the doctor uses a lot of fluid to help numb the area during the procedure. This helps enable them to perform the procedure with the patient only under light anesthesia with an easier recovery and natural-looking results in the face and neck.

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Figuring out the right treatment for your unwanted fat deposits can be difficult. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are here to help you understand the various procedures and decide which is right for you.

Q: Are face and neck liposculpture painful?

A: The procedure is performed under light anesthesia and with very small cannulas to minimize the discomfort felt by the patient. The tumescent method also greatly decreases the pain as the doctor fills the area to be treated with a special numbing solution before removing the excess fat.

Q: What is the downtime like?

A: When we perform any lipo procedure, great care is taken to minimize the visual side effects. Generally, patients are able to return to work and their normal routine in just a few days, as there are no stitches used in the procedure. There may be some minor bruising, but that too will go away within a week or so.

Q: Will neck liposculpture help the wrinkles on my neck?

A: If you’d like to eliminate fatty deposits in the neck or under the chin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles in the area, you may consider getting Laser Lipolysis at the same time as the liposculpture procedure. The laser lipolysis treatment will add an element of skin tightening to the overall result, giving you a beautifully sculpted and younger looking neckline. Discuss the possibility of combining laser lipolysis and liposculpture with your doctor during the consultation.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: The cost of the liposculpture treatment will depend on a number of factors, such as the exact location(s) to be treated, the extent of the fat removal, and whether or not laser lipolysis will be used as well. When you meet with one of our world-renowned doctors, they will develop a treatment plan tailored specifically to your unique desires and the cost will be discussed at that time.

Q: Who is a good candidate?

A: Generally, good candidates for liposculpture of the face and neck are healthy patients looking for removal of small fatty deposits. It is important to remember that lipo procedures are not weight loss treatments. They are simply for the removal of deposits of fat that do not respond to proper diet and exercise.

Contact the San Diego Liposuction Experts Today

If you would like to learn more, or are considering the procedure, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego today at (858) 365-3623 today to schedule a consultation with our specialists.

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