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Facial and Neck Liposculpture in Santa Monica

Modern cosmetic surgery has moved well beyond simple tightening of the soft tissues of the face and neck. The defining sculptural contours are considered to be essential and must also be restored or emphasized. This depends on a three-dimensional appreciation of beauty.

Facial and neck liposculpture is a precise contouring procedure that includes structural fat grafting, fat repositioning, and very selective liposuction to restore areas of the face affected by facial aging. It can also correct deficits and asymmetries that are common and hereditary. The procedure can be performed alone, or it can be done as a more comprehensive rejuvenation with face and neck lifting. Dr. Butler will thoroughly evaluate your face and neck to develop the most effective and natural-looking approach to facial and neck liposculpture.


What Can Facial and Neck Liposculpture Address?


Wrinkles and Volume Loss

As we age, collagen and elastin in the skin and healthy facial fat begin to break down. This leads to volume loss that manifests as fine lines, wrinkles, and hollow facial contours. 

Thanks to modern fat transfer techniques, patients can enjoy restored volume and smoothness to their skin as fat is grafted into depressions and wrinkles.


Sagging and Fat Deposits

Unfortunately, sagging tissue along the jawline and fat deposits under the chin and in the cheeks can significantly age and alter the face’s natural beauty. 

With a combination of face and neck lift techniques and liposuction, patients can see the signs of facial aging reversed and their contours redefined.


Restored Self-confidence

The changes in our appearance that arise as we age can sometimes become discouraging and damaging to our self-confidence. 

Dr. Butler works to form meaningful relationships with each patient so that your facial and neck liposculpture will provide the benefits you need to feel confident, encouraged, and empowered once again.

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What Happens During Facial and Neck Liposculpture?

What Can I Expect for My Facial and Neck Liposculpture Consultation?

For decades, Dr. Butler has used the consultation process as the foundation for developing authentic and impactful solutions to his patients’ cosmetic concerns. During your consultation, your medical background and concerns will be carefully reviewed to develop the most effective strategy to address your needs.

The evaluation includes a careful analysis of the soft tissues and bone structures in the face and neck through physical examination and comparison of current and prior photographs. Dr. Butler then uses computer simulations to depict what kind of results facial and neck liposculpture could produce for you.

When you return for a second consultation, you will be able to easily visualize the potential outcome of your facial and neck liposculpture. You will review the simulations with Dr. Butler and are free to ask questions about the recommendations, the recovery process, and anesthetic options that provide pain-free comfort.

What Can I Expect for My Facial and Neck Liposculpture Procedure?

Facial and neck liposculpture often includes a conservative application of liposuction in the chin, jawline, cheeks, and jowls. Liposuction in these areas is performed using a very fine cannula inserted through tiny incisions to remove excess or malpositioned fat. Liposuction is applied to define and restore a youthful shape to the face and upper neck.

Facial and neck liposculpture may also include structural fat grafting, which is performed by sourcing unwanted fat from areas such as the tummy or thighs. The fat from these areas is harvested with a gentle technique that avoids unnecessary trauma to the fat cells or surrounding tissue. Once this fat is purified, it can be injected in creased and sunken areas to restore facial fullness in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips, and temples. As these areas of volume loss are rejuvenated through natural means, the signs of facial aging are reversed.

Can Facial and Neck Liposculpture Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Facial and neck liposculpture is commonly performed in conjunction with a facelift and neck lift surgery. These procedures can reposition underlying muscle and fat tissues and trim loose, redundant skin to reveal a smooth, defined, more youthful appearance.

Facial and neck liposculpture is also commonly combined with eyelid rejuvenation, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), or facial implant placements like cheek implants or chin implants. These combinations of procedures address cosmetic concerns that would otherwise not be addressed with liposuction and fat grafting.

What Can I Expect for My Facial and Neck Liposculpture Results?

Patients can expect the results from their facial and neck liposculpture to appear very natural, beautifying their fundamental characteristics without making their face and neck appear overly corrected or artificial.

Dr. Butler’s delicate and artful corrections can produce a dramatic decrease in wrinkles, submental fat, sagging skin, loose muscle tissue, and hollow areas. Results from your facial and neck liposculpture will gradually become more visible as the healing process progresses.

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What Can I Expect for My Facial and Neck Liposculpture Recovery?

The recovery process for facial and neck liposculpture will be unique for each individual and also vary based on the extent of the corrections required. You will likely need to limit your activity for several days, as soreness, swelling, and mild discomfort take two to three weeks to subside.

Dr. Butler will determine when it is safe for you to resume intense exercise and normal physical activities, ensuring that proper care for your recovery comes first.

Will My Facial and Neck Liposculpture Leave Scars?

Although scars are a natural aspect of the healing process, incisions for liposculpture are typically tiny, and Dr. Butler makes a considerable effort to conceal incisions in discreet and unnoticeable areas. Over time, scars fade with proper skincare and protection.

What Is the Cost of Liposculpture in Santa Monica?

The cost of facial and neck liposculpture is unique to each patient based on the amount of correction required. Additional fees may include pre-operative medical clearance and testing, anesthesia services, and operative and post-operative facility fees. An accurate cost estimate will be provided after your consultation.

Is Facial and Neck Liposculpture Painful?

Facial and neck liposculpture is performed under local or general anesthesia to ensure that the surgery process is a pain-free experience. After your procedure, pain medications will be appropriately administered to manage any discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions About Facial and Neck Liposculpture

Am I a candidate for facial and neck liposculpture?

Ideal candidates for facial and neck liposculpture have realistic expectations about their results, are in good overall health, and have any existing medical conditions properly managed by their primary physician.

Are the results of facial and neck liposculpture permanent?

Although your facial and neck liposculpture has the powerful ability to last for years to come, this treatment will not fully stop the natural aging process. Patients may decide to maintain their results with a follow-up procedure if they lose additional volume and experience new signs of aging.

Are facelifts and neck lifts required for my facial and neck liposculpture?

Liposculpture does not always require a facelift or neck lift to provide promising results. Dr. Butler believes that lesser invasive procedures are preferable and will never advise unnecessary treatment.

What are the side effects of a facial and neck liposculpture?

The risk of side effects are considerably reduced when receiving treatment from an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Butler. Any side effects that arise from treatment are likely to resolve on their own.

Temporary side effects near the incisions sites include:

  • Inflammation and irritation
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Changes in sensation

What are the non-surgical alternatives to facial and neck liposculpture?

Non-surgical alternatives to facial and neck liposculpture include cutting-edge technologies such as radio frequency treatments and laser resurfacing therapy. Additionally, facial dermal fillers offer a non-surgical alternative to fat grafting.

Why should I choose Dr. Butler for my facial and neck liposculpture?

For 30 years, Dr. Butler has made patient satisfaction the cornerstone of his practice, along with an unrelenting dedication to the mastery of his surgical craft. Dr. Butler understands that plastic surgery is more than just applying general techniques and hoping for the best. Instead, Dr. Butler marries art and science to create case-by-case strategies to fulfill each of his patient’s needs. When you receive facial and neck liposculpture from Dr. Butler, you receive a procedure designed specifically for you.

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