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face lipo in Toledo

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About this Treatment

Face Lipo

 

 

At EVOLV Plastic Surgery in Toledo, Ohio, renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Barone specializes in Face Lipo, an advanced procedure to contour and rejuvenate the lower face and neck.

By skillfully removing excess fat deposits and precisely tightening the skin, this treatment enhances the jawline and profile, creating a youthful and captivating appearance. With gentle and selective ultrasonic techniques, the procedure releases fat cell attachments, resulting in a more defined neck and jawline. Experience transformative results at EVOLV Plastic Surgery. 

The Procedure

What is a Face Lipo Treatment? 

The loss of a youthful and attractive neckline can result from excess fat deposits in the neck and lower facial areas, either congenital or acquired. If the overlying skin is not severely loose and sagging, a minimally invasive procedure called Face Lipo can be performed to remove the excess fatty tissue, restoring an attractive jawline and higher neckline.

This procedure is typically done on patients under light general anesthesia through small access incisions hidden behind the ears or in the chin crease. Depending on the specific case, additional procedures such as Renuvion JPlasma or surgically tightening loose neck muscles (platysmaplasty) may be considered to create a higher decline and enhance the overall liposuction results. 

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How It Works 

Excess fat is permanently removed in one treatment using a tiny tube called a cannula, which suctions the fat from target areas. This creates a more contoured and toned appearance. 

What It Treats

  • Heavy appearing necklines due to excessive fat accumulations under the skin
  • Poor definition of the jawline and upper neck not due to severe skin laxity
  • Early jowling of the lower cheeks
  • A ‘low’ neckline caused by fat excess under the skin
  • The ‘turkey gobble’ deformity of fat excess and loose tissues in the neck under the chin

Treatment Time

  • 1- 1.5 hours

Recovery Time

  • 7-10 days

Anesthetic Type

  • Light general anesthesia

Benefits

  • A More Defined and Youthful Neckline A balanced and ‘non-operated’ look without any obvious visible incisions.
  • Thinner and More Contoured Neck and Jawline Sculpting the jaw and upper neckline by gentle removal of excess fat and skin tightening.
  • A Higher Appearing Neckline Removal of fat excess lifts the neckline.
  • Reduces Cheek Jowls  Removal of fat excess in the lower face highlights the natural jawline and reduces the appearance of lower cheek jowls.
  • Comprehensive Rejuvenation  When indicated, can be combined with neck muscle tightening (platysmoplasty) or skin tightening procedures (minimal incision neck lift) to create a more complete rejuvenation of the lower face and a higher neckline.

Details

  • Treatment Time – Face Lipo usually takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours to complete. 
  • Recovery Time – Patients typically require 7-10 days of recovery after the procedure, but this can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the treatment.  
  • Anesthetic Type – Typically,  light general anesthesia is used to keep the patient comfortable throughout the procedure. 
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How Liposuction works

Consultation

We begin by conducting a thorough and targeted history and examination, engaging in a discussion regarding each patient’s concerns and goals. Additionally, photo documentation and skin analysis are utilized to aid in the development of a treatment plan.

We will review both surgical and non-surgical options that effectively address your concerns. It is crucial to note that achieving natural and harmonious results necessitates a comprehensive and personalized analysis, along with a well-prepared treatment plan and post-treatment maintenance. 

Before The Procedure

Liposuction and other rejuvenating treatments for the lower face and neck are performed at the Regency Outpatient Surgery Center or St. Anne’s Outpatient Center. This fully accredited and certified facility is conveniently located on the first floor of our office building.

The procedures are typically done under a light general anesthetic or awake intravenous sedation. Before the surgery, we will discuss with the patient and make preoperative markings. To ensure comfort and minimize bleeding, bruising, and post-procedure swelling, a specialized solution called “tumescent solution” is administered. This solution also helps cool the tissues and reduce bruising. 

During The Procedure

The Vaser probe is an ultrasonic device used for selective liposuction. It “releases” excess fat under the skin, tightens loose tissues, and preserves nerves and blood vessels. The probe is placed through a small incision hidden behind the ears and under the chin.

After using the Vaser to release the fat, a suction cannula is used to gently remove the excess fat from the lower face, jawline, and neck. If other planned procedures, such as Renuvion JPlasma, tissue tightening, muscle tightening (platysmoplasty), or limited incision neck lift are scheduled, we will perform them as planned. 

After The Procedure

After completing the procedure, if planned, Exparel, an injectable long-acting pain block, is administered. A mildly compressive wrap is then applied to the neck and jawline. After a brief visit to the recovery area and receiving final instructions, you can go home.

Typically, the first post-procedure visit is scheduled in 3-4 days. During this visit, the wrap will be removed, and you can observe your initial results, although some swelling and bruising may be present. Over the coming weeks, results will continue to improve as swelling reduces and tissue contour improves.

To expedite recovery and enhance outcomes, post-procedure therapeutic services such as lymphatic massage and light therapy are recommended. Additionally, a personalized maintenance skin care regimen is crucial for achieving your desired outcome. 

 

 

What Our Patients Are Saying

I recently had a breast reduction and liposuction of the abdomen, hips, flanks, and back done by Dr. Barone. After having a consultation at another plastic surgeons office I can honestly say that from the very first appointment at Dr. Barone's Office...

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Very detailed explanation of what the surgery would entail. Very friendly staff. Videos of what it would look like.
Total understanding of the type of procedure that I was going to have. Patient care post op and the staff within the office was just wonderful.
Dr. Barone and his team are always professional and knowledgeable about any questions or concerns I may have and the results have been as described and have achieved the hoped results. [Single best thing is...] Expertise of Dr. Barone and the entire ...

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I recently had a breast reduction and liposuction of the abdomen, hips, flanks, and back done by Dr. Barone. After having a consultation at another plastic surgeons office I can honestly say that from the very first appointment at Dr. Barone’s Office I was treated fantastic! My consultation was almost 2 hours in length and extremely thorough. Dr. Barone took the time to explain the different options that I had available and what each option would consist of. The pre-op appointment was just as thorough. Susie, one of Dr. Barone’s nurses explained the pre-treatment requirements for the surgery, they gave me a bag full of vitamins that I was to start taking to aid in my healing, Susie’s phone number to call if there were any issues after the surgery, and to top it off a booklet that explained everything pre-op and post-op for my procedures. I had the same great experience at the Surgery Center. The nurses were great, as was the anesthesiologist! Recovery was of course uncomfortable, but nothing that I would say I would ever go through again. I was back to work in 2 weeks! Now for the best part…my results are nothing short of exceptional. Dr. Barone is truly a perfectionist! My breasts look AMAZING! The vaser liposuction did its job, too! Although I am only 3 weeks post-op, and still have some swelling, I can tell that my body has changed dramatically. I would recommend Dr. Barone and his amazing staff (Julie, Amy, Susie, etc.) to anyone! I am already thinking about some other things that I would like to have done, and I know exactly where I will be going!

Very detailed explanation of what the surgery would entail. Very friendly staff. Videos of what it would look like.

Total understanding of the type of procedure that I was going to have. Patient care post op and the staff within the office was just wonderful.

Dr. Barone and his team are always professional and knowledgeable about any questions or concerns I may have and the results have been as described and have achieved the hoped results. [Single best thing is…] Expertise of Dr. Barone and the entire team.

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