What Is Facial Contouring and Sculpting?
Surgical facial contouring and sculpting is a cosmetic procedure designed to slim down certain areas of the face while volumizing others to optimize the way highlights and shadows are cast on the facial structure to create a more contoured facial appearance. Most patients undergo facial contouring and sculpting to get rid of the appearance of “chubby” cheeks and/or loose skin and fat beneath the chin. Our experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Emily Hrisomalos, uses a combination of surgical and non-surgical techniques to achieve desired results. These techniques make it possible to provide many patients with enhanced facial definition and beautiful, natural-looking results.
What Procedures Can Be Included in Facial Contouring Surgery?
To help optimize neck contour on profile, Dr. Hrisomalos performs submental or neck liposuction. This procedure involves liposuction of the neck and jawline to remove stubborn fat and reduce the appearance of jowls. Ideal candidates are typically individuals with excess submental fat who also have good skin elasticity. The recovery period usually lasts less than a week and patients typically see noticeable improvement within a few weeks after surgery. Wearing compression garments after surgery significantly accelerates healing and progression to the final result.
An alternative to submental liposuction in certain patients is KYBELLA®, which is a fat dissolving injection. This generally requires at least two, often more, sessions of injection. There is some downtime after the procedure associated with swelling, but patients typically feel completely fine during this recovery period.