Many people have excess fat in their cheeks and neck area that is resistant to exercise and diet. It is possible to lose facial fat, but it is not easy to specifically target weight loss in a specific area. The good news is that a skilled plastic surgeon in New York City can improve your facial appearance with liposuction.


Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure among both men and women. Liposcution can treat both large areas such as the abdomen and thighs as well as delicate areas such as the face and neck. So, yes, you can get lipo on your face.

Liposuction on face or facial liposuction is designed to remove excess fat tissues and sagging skin from the cheeks, chin, and neck permanently. Experienced plastic surgeons perform this safe and minimally invasive liposuction treatment for both aging and younger patients using diverse techniques. Unlike traditional liposuction that uses general anesthesia, minimally-invasive procedures can be performed under local anesthesia, require shorter recovery time, and provide faster results.

The minimally-invasive liposuction technologies used by NYC plastic surgeons are:

  • Smartlipo Triplex (Laser-assisted): Smartlipo Triplex is the first FDA-approved laser-assisted lipolysis system. It is a minimally-invasive liposuction technology that is proven safe and effective. This workstation uses a cannula with three laser wavelengths (1064nm, 1320nm, and 1440nm) to deliver exceptional fat removal from delicate areas such as the cheeks and jowls, under the chin, along the jawline and necks and also to tighten the area. Treatment duration depends on the amount of fat to be removed.


    • Minimally-invasive procedure.
    • Local anesthesia is used for the procedure.
    • Recovery is faster compared to traditional lipo.
    • Outpatient procedure.
    • The procedure melts the underlying fat and tightens the surrounding skin by stimulating collagen production.
    • Tiny incisions are made and it results in fast recovery.
    • Minimal pain and discomfort.
  • VASERlipo (Ultrasound assisted): VASERlipo, an FDA-approved minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment uses ultrasound energy to liquefy the unwanted fat cells so that they can be removed easily. It removes the fat from the targeted areas without harming the surrounding tissues. It tightens the skin, resulting in smoother results.


    • Minimally-invasive procedure.
    • Less bleeding or scarring, and faster recovery compared to traditional liposuction.
    • Fat removed through traditional lipo cannot be used for fat transfer, whereas VASERlipo offers this advantage.
    • Fat removed can be used transferred to other areas to improve appearance.
    • Use of local anesthesia reduces risks.
    • Less pain and discomfort.
    • Minimal downtime.
  • BodyTite (Radiofrequency-assisted): BodyTite is an FDA-cleared liposuction that uses patented Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction(RFAL) technology. The procedure offers efficient stubborn fat removal and cellulite reduction along with the skin tightening benefits. It liquefies subcutaneous fat , coagulate blood vessels, and tightens the skin by delivering radiofrequency energy.


    • Minimally-invasive procedure.
    • Local anesthesia or light sedation is needed.
    • Reduced surgical trauma.
    • Less downtime.
    • Considerable fat reduction and effective body firming.
    • Can provide 40% more skin tightening than traditional lipo.
    • Visible skin tightening due to collagen production.
    • Quick healing and less scarring.

To be a good candidate for these procedures, you should be healthy but have areas with unwanted fat and sagging skin that you want corrected. You should have moderate skin elasticity, and be within 30% of your ideal weight and a non-smoker. It’s also important to have realistic expectations.

For older patients, surgeons recommend combining facial liposuction with facelift as they may have less skin elasticity compared to younger patients. Getting a facelift in NYC can help you look as young as you can feel.

If you consider having facial liposuction, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that has experienced and skilled plastic surgeons to perform this procedure. After determining your candidature, a reliable plastic surgeon will help you achieve an attractive, natural-looking facial profile.


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