Getting liposuction done on your body has been a popular treatment for decades. By physically scraping off fat from areas of your body like your upper thighs, abdomen, or buttocks, liposuction gives patients dramatic results. But did you know that liposuction can also be used on your neck and face? Read on to learn more.
Why Liposuction on Your Face?
As you age, a whole number of things happen to the skin on and around your face. Not only do you start losing collagen, but you start getting wrinkles and storing fat on areas of your body like under your chin. Luckily, with liposuction, Dr. Tom F. Crais can tighten your facial skin and jowls, eliminate excess fat in the face, and define your jawline all with one procedure.
What Kind of Liposuction is Used?
Unlike traditional liposuction that involves making a small incision, inserting a cannula, and then scraping off excess fat from your body, liposuction for your face uses laser technology called SmartLipo. With SmartLipo, an incision will be made, and a cannula will be inserted into the area. Afterward, a laser beam will be used to target those fat cells and disrupt them. Once disrupted, the fat cells will fall off, and Dr. Crais will suction them out with a cannula.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
Unlike popular belief, liposuction is not used for people who are critically overweight or obese. In fact, the most suitable liposuction candidates are those who are only about 25 pounds overweight. During your initial consultation with Dr. Crais, you will be physically examined to determine whether or not you are a good fit for SmartLipo.
If you would like to get rid of excess fat on your face and neck, while simultaneously enhancing your facial structure, you may want to consider SmartLipo. To learn more about SmartLipo or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Tom F. Crais today!