Lower Face Liposuction is a minimally invasive alternative to a full blown Face Lift Surgery. It may help to reverse signs of ageing in the lower face to create a more youthful, defined jawline. Lower Face Liposuction involves a medical practitioner inserting a fine ultrasound probe underneath the skin. The Vaser probe uses ultrasound energy to melt fat cells and tighten the collagen fibres in the skin. This results in an improvement to your jowls and overall face shape.
The results are 50 -80% of what you can expect with a traditional face lift, although can vary from patient to patient. Results are generally seen after 6 weeks, once all swelling has subsided.
Patients over 40 years of age with saggy jowls are the most common group to get the Vaser Face Lift. This demographic are good candidates from this liposuction surgery. With that said, younger patients can get this liposuction procedure to melt fat pads that make them look like they have chubby cheeks.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.
Minimally invasive procedure that slims the face and tightens the skin
This cosmetic surgery involves a light sedation and numbing to the area with local anaesthesia. A tiny incision is made under the neck and behind the ear to allow the insertion of the Vaser probe. The probe is then moved back and forth in the area to raise the temperature to 38-40 degrees. This will help contract the collagen fibres to tighten the skin and melt the fat cells. There is minimal discomfort, and it takes only 30-60 minutes to complete.
It is a walk in, walk out procedure and most people only need 1 – 2 days off work. You can get some slight swelling for up to a week. Bruising is usually minimal and pain can be controlled with pain relief medication.
Lower Face Liposuction treatment prices vary depending on your overall situation and expectations.
Lower Face Liposuction prices start from $4,000
Initial consultation is between $150 – $220
Your initial Lower Face Liposuction consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide or the Gold Coast. We also treat many interstate and overseas patients each year at Cosmos Clinic. Therefore, we have set procedures in place for those travelling to our clinics for treatment. For travelling patients please use the contact form located at the bottom of this page to send us images of the areas you wish to have treated, which Cosmos Clinic you’d like treatment at, and where you’re located in the description so our staff can include all the appropriate information for travelling patients as part of your personalised quote.
Studies have shown that Vaser technology has less complications compared to other UAL methods. There are inherent risks and complications as there are with any surgery. You should be aware of the potential risks and discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor before your surgery is performed.
What happens to the skin after Lower Face Liposuction?
Lower Face Liposuction stimulates the formation of new collagen fibres. This allows the skin to retract; resulting in tighter, firmer skin
Why do saggy jowls occur?
Saggy jowls occur for three reasons:
Fat pads from your cheeks move south towards your jowls
Skin becomes saggy
Muscles in the neck area pull the jowls down more tightly
The Vaser probe will help tighten the skin by causing the contraction of the collagen fibres, as well as melting the fat pads that cause heavy jowls. Anti Wrinkle Injections can be applied along the jaw line and in the neck to help prevent additional pulling on the neck muscles. All of these treatments together provide you with a number of ways to improve your jowls (without a traditional face lift).