Facial Liposuction FAQs

Read below commonly asked questions about Facial Liposuction surgery (Lipoplasty).

Facial Liposuction (Lipoplasty)

How is facial liposuction done?


As with most facial plastic surgery, submental liposuction can be performed using a local anesthetic in combination with intravenous sedation (twilight sleep). This is safer and has fewer side effects than general anesthesia.

facial liposuction procedureProcedure

Performing facial liposuction, Dr Bartlett makes a tiny incision beneath the chin and at times in the crease under the ears. A narrow tube called a cannula is inserted through the incision and excess fat cells are vacuumed out. As we get older and the skin lose elasticity, liposuction alone may not be enough to manage the fullness in the neck.  In these cases liposuction is combined with facelift surgery.

What is recovery like?

After liposuction a snug dressing is applied and usually removed by Dr Bartlett the day after surgery. Thereafter you wear an elasticized facial garment for approximately one week. Pain is minimal, most patients using mild pain relievers.

When can I return to work?

Most people return to work within a week of surgery.