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The operation used to remove excess pockets of fat is called facial suction lipectomy, or liposuction. The procedure is not a substitute for weight loss and exercise if excessive facial fat is part of an overall weight problem. Liposuction is performed by inserting a special instrument (a cannula) beneath the skin through a tiny incision placed either below the chin or just behind the earlobe in a natural crease or fold. A suction apparatus connected to the cannula removes the unwanted fat cells. These cells will not be replaced, since fat cells do not multiply, as fat cells increase and decrease in size, not number.

 

After the fat is removed, the overlying skin collapses and shrinks to create a smooth appearance; the more elastic skin, the better the result.

 

Liposuction can be done alone or in combination with other facial plastic surgery procedures. For example, combining liposuction with a facelift may help create a better overall result in skin elasticity is poor, since excess fat is removed at the same time as excess sagging skin.

 

Combined liposuction with a chin implant can help correct a receding or double chin.

 

Depending on the inherent elasticity of the skin and the amount of postoperative swelling, there may be no noticeable results until one or two months after surgery. On the other hand, if the patient’s skin is relatively healthy with good elasticity (allowing the skin to contract rapidly), and if there is minimal swelling, the results may be noticed immediately, and often, dramatic improvement can be easily seen early in the postoperative course.  Overall, the final result should be evident six months after the surgery. At that point, all of the swelling is gone, and any irregularities or firmness noted immediately after surgery will have softened and smoothed out.

 

Facial liposuction is normally performed under local anesthesia; the specific area will be numbed and a relaxing medication may be administered to keep you comfortable.

 

Instructions for Neck Liposuction Procedure:

Surgery Morning

  1.  Nothing to eat or drink after midnight-may brush teeth.
  2.  Take a shower and wash hair and face in the morning.
  3. Do not wear any make-up (includes mascara and eyeliner).  Wash face with baby shampoo when arrive at surgery center to remove any residual eye make-up.
  4. Leave all jewelry at home.  Cannot have any metal on your body, so please remove any body piercing.
  5. DO NOT WEAR CONTACTS.
  6. Clothing: Button-up shirt, sweat pants, socks, shoes (comfortable and easy to walk in).
  7. Bring pain medication with you.  You will be numb after surgery and may not feel anything.  However, the nurses will give you a pain pill prior to discharge to help keep pain level at a minimum.

Surgery Night

  1. Liquid Bland Diet and avoid spicy and acidic foods.
  2. Start your antibiotics at dinnertime; IF NAUSEATED may start antibiotics the next day.
  3. Sleep with head elevated using a recliner or at least 3-4 pillows for a week.
  4. Apply ice compresses to chin and jawline areas every hour for at least 15 minutes for a couple of days.   Frequent application of ice compresses decreases swelling and bruising.
  5. You may have a face for wrap overnight and is removed the next day.  Face wrap/bandage may be tight and uncomfortable.
  6. Take pain medication, as you need it, do not try to brave the pain.  You will be more comfortable if you keep your pain at a minimum.

Next 2 weeks

  1. Consume a liquid diet for 1 week and then very soft diet (almost puree) for the 2nd  week.  Minimize chewing as much as possible.
  2. Expect FACIAL swelling and bruising, for about 2 weeks (more or less).
  3. May use make-up to cover up bruises after 1 week.
  4. Tape will be placed on your chin and will be removed in 3-7 days.
  5. Dr. Trimas may want you to tape your chin or wear a “jaw-bra” for a couple of weeks.  You will be instructed to do this after your face wrap is removed, if needed.
  6. Suture Removal:
    1. Chin Implant – (sutures) removed after 1 week post-op
    2. Mandibular Implant-sutures are placed inside your mouth and are dissolvable, they will be long and may be irritating

No exercise, heavy lifting, or bending over.

 

 

 

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Locations

Jacksonville Beach, FL

904.249.2580

1361 13th Avenue South, suite 125 (or suite 130, Atlantic Surgery Center)

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

 

Fernandina Beach, FL

904.321.3447

1545 South 14th Street

Fernandina Beach, FL32034

Stay in touch

Jacksonville Beach, FL

904.249.2580

 

Fernandina Beach, FL

904.321.2580

Copyright © 2018 Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS, Board Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Board Certified Otolaryngology

 

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Jacksonville Beach, FL

Fernandina Beach, FL

Beaches Facial Plastic &

Nasal Surgery Center

Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Fernandina Beach, FL

Beaches Facial Plastic &

Nasal Surgery Center

Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Fernandina Beach, FL

Beaches Facial Plastic &

Nasal Surgery Center

Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS

Beaches Facial Plastic &

Nasal Surgery Center

Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS

Beaches Facial Plastic &

Nasal Surgery Center

Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS

Click here to buy ZO Skin Health Products

Stay in touch

Jacksonville Beach, FL

904.249.2580

 

Fernandina Beach, FL

904.321.2580

Locations

Jacksonville Beach, FL

904.249.2580

1361 13th Avenue South, suite 125 (or suite 130, Atlantic Surgery Center)

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

 

Fernandina Beach, FL

904.321.3447

1545 South 14th Street

Fernandina Beach, FL32034

Copyright © 2018 Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS, Board Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Board Certified Otolaryngology

 

Marketing and Web Design by Bizimage Marketing

Beaches Facial Plastic &

Nasal Surgery Center

Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS

Click here to buy ZO Skin Health Products

Stay in touch

Jacksonville Beach, FL

904.249.2580

 

Fernandina Beach, FL

904.321.2580

Locations

Jacksonville Beach, FL

904.249.2580

1361 13th Avenue South, suite 125 (or suite 130, Atlantic Surgery Center)

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

 

Fernandina Beach, FL

904.321.3447

1545 South 14th Street

Fernandina Beach, FL32034

Copyright © 2018 Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS, Board Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Board Certified Otolaryngology

 

Marketing and Web Design by Bizimage Marketing

Beaches Facial Plastic &

Nasal Surgery Center

Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS

Click here to buy ZO Skin Health Products

Stay in touch

Jacksonville Beach, FL

904.249.2580

 

Fernandina Beach, FL

904.321.2580

Locations

Jacksonville Beach, FL

904.249.2580

1361 13th Avenue South, suite 125 (or suite 130, Atlantic Surgery Center)

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

 

Fernandina Beach, FL

904.321.3447

1545 South 14th Street

Fernandina Beach, FL32034

Copyright © 2018 Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS, Board Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Board Certified Otolaryngology

 

Marketing and Web Design by Bizimage Marketing