Making your face more defined and contoured in a safe and effective way is no fantasy. Dr Kelvin Chua of SL Clinic shares how facial liposuction makes this possible.
Many people dream of having movie star- worthy sculpted facial contours or the “V- shaped” silhouette made popular by K- pop celebrities. But getting such facial features takes more than just dreams and discipline. Unlike other body parts – the abdominals, arms or legs – the contours of your face may not alter much even when you commit to a healthy diet and regular exercise. For clients who are genetically inclined towards stubborn baby fat on the face, Dr Kelvin Chua recommends facial liposuction as a way to sharpen the face and create a jawline along the chin.
Facial liposuction is recommended for men or women with isolated pockets of excess fat in the face, neck or chin ( read: chubby cheeks, double chin and fleshy neck). Candidates should be in good health and have toned, elastic skin that will be able to shrink after liposuction.
According to Dr Chua, “Facial liposuction is generally considered a safe operation, performed on an outpatient basis, with patients under local anaesthesia and light sedation. A tiny tube, a cannula, is used to loosen fat cells and fatty deposits. As the cannula is very tiny, no incisions are needed and the needle marks are barely visible. The procedure takes between one and two hours.”
Care and recovery
It is possible for patients to return to normal activities the very next day. Many can go back to work within a few days, but often choose to wait a full week. Swelling and bruising vary among individuals, but should subside within two weeks. The aftereffects can be alleviated with cold compresses, by sleeping with your head in a raised position, and by avoiding bloodthinning medication.