When most people think of liposuction, they think of the abdomen or thighs. However, an accomplished facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Santos can perform facial liposuction. Normally, when liposuction is performed on the face, it is on the chin or cheeks. These two areas account for where fat often collects in the face.
What can you expect after having a Seattle facial liposuction procedure? Like any other liposuction procedure, you will need some time off work. Utilizing local anesthesia, Dr. Santos can reduce recovery time and discomfort. Because local anesthesia does not have the same risks or complications that are associated with general anesthesia.
Most patients require little or no prescription pain medications and can take Tylenol to ease any post-operative pain. Depending on your specific recovery, you may be able to return to work within three days of the procedure. Dr. Santos will monitor you closely to clear you for work and other activities.
Generally, patients can return to exercising and their normal activities two weeks after facial liposuction in Seattle. Bruising and swelling may take time to go down and varies between patients. Typically, makeup can be worn after 3 days to a week to disguise any visible symptoms.