Facial Liposuction and Smart Lipo
Curious about how to shed chubbiness around the face and neck area for a more slender, sharper and leaner look? Smart Lipo is something you may stumble upon when researching treatments in Seoul, Korea.
We received the question below about the topic:
What procedure do I do, if I want to remove fat below my cheeks and jaw line, practically fat on my face. What is smart lipo? – macarena6
First, we recommend visiting a surgeon or having a virtual consultation to a get qualified medical opinion to determine and discuss options. The following is a general explanation about this topic to help shed some light on the question above.
Usually excess volume in the cheek and jaw areas can be a result of soft tissue such as facial fat and muscle and or facial bone structure. In this post, we’re only going to be covering soft tissue treatments only. These options for slimming down the cheeks may include a surgical operation such as buccal fat reduction and liposuction of the jowls. For the jawline, there are multiple methods to make it appear more slender, including botox injections in the masseter muscle, and liposuction around the jaw and neckline.
Botox? – A temporary and non-surgical alternative
Botox injections in the masseter muscle can create a slimming and reduction effect. This treatment helps narrow the jawline, which makes the face appear leaner. This is a minimally invasive alternative to say liposuction of fat in the neck area, which can also slim the jawline.
What is Smart Lipo?
“SmartLipo” ® (also known as SmartLipo, Smart Liposuction, Laser Liposuction) is a type of minimally-invasive laser-assisted liposuction treatment that uses light to dissolve and liquify fat, which is then removed via a small tube. However, some practitioners don’t remove the melted fat, allowing it to be absorbed by the body. It is also usually more effective when handling a small treatment area.
SmartLipo can be used for facial liposuction, especially in the neck and jowls (the lower part of a person’s cheek, especially when that area is fleshy or drooping).
These are some of the claimed benefits:
- Safe, minimally-invasive procedure
- Treats areas of undesired fat
- Promotes tissue coagulation resulting in tissue tightening
- Less bleeding compared to liposuction alone
- Faster healing times
- Less trauma
- Treat highly fibrotic areas easily
- Consistent reproducible results
- Fast return on your investment
These are usually the steps
- Local anesthesia to numb the area
- Small puncture or incision
- Laser applied to areas to liquify and melt the fat
- Suctioning of liquified fat (some doctors don’t do this step, but instead of have body absorb the fat overtime)
Risks & Safety:
SmartLipo is performed under local anesthesia and tends to have less risks than traditional liposuction, but nonetheless, it is still a surgical procedure, and carries some risks, and with any procedure, complications can occur. It’s recommended to have this treatment done by a licensed and trained medical doctor who has had training and experience in performing laser assisted liposuction on the face and neck areas.
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