Vaser’s technologically advanced liposuction method makes for a gentler alternative to a traditional surgical facelift. The stubborn fat that can slowly create a drooping effect, along with the sagging skin, is targeted with ultrasound technology. Fat cells are broken down before removal, while the heat from the ultrasound energy contracts collagen fibres, tightening the skin for optimal results.
With initial results becoming instantly noticeable and full results being visible at six weeks, Vaser’s facial liposuction procedure involves little downtime and will allow you to get back to your daily routine after just one week.
Unwanted fat in the mid to lower face is gently removed with high-tech ultrasound technology
At Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide, we use Vaser state-of-the-art liposuction technology to remove stubborn fat from the mid to lower face.
Performed under local anaesthesia and twilight sedation, the facial liposuction procedure is less invasive than traditional liposuction methods. Requiring only tiny incisions placed in discreet areas, such as behind the ear and under the neck, the Vaser ultrasound probe is moved back and forth to melt the stubborn fat cells. The heat from the ultrasound technology, at around 38 to 40 degrees Celsius, will contract collagen fibres to stimulate the skin-tightening process. Protecting surrounding tissues, the liquified fat is removed using a small cannula.
The procedure only takes about 30 to 60 minutes, letting patients return home for a fast and easy recovery.
Benefits of the Vaser liposuction procedure
The gentle removal of the unwanted fat prevents damage to surrounding tissue
Ultrasound energy tightens the skin for best results
Less invasive than a traditional surgical facelift
Involves minimal downtime
Prompts the body’s collagen production process to reduce signs of aging
What makes a suitable candidate for face liposuction?
You may be an ideal candidate for facial liposuction if you have stubborn fat in your mid to lower face that you want to remove, including the appearance of jowls. Jowls can be removed with lower face liposuction, restoring a youthful appearance. A Vaser facelift is also less invasive than a traditional facelift, which can make the procedure a suitable option for those who want to avoid a more invasive surgical method. A consultation at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide is the best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for facial liposuction.
The general criteria for a suitable candidate can include:
Good physical and mental health
Good skin elasticity
Non-smokers, or patients who are willing to quit for two weeks before and after treatment
Realistic expectations as to what can be achieved with a Vaser facelift
Will follow a healthy diet and exercise routine after recovery to maintain long-term results
Face liposuction costs at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide
Costs for facial liposuction using the high-tech Vaser technology will depend on each patient’s individual treatment goals and details. Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide uses state-of-the-art equipment, which can influence the costs of the liposuction treatment.
Face liposuction procedure costs start at $5,500
Initial consultation fees are between $120 to $330
A one-on-one consultation at our Adelaide clinic is the most accurate way to determine your total face liposuction procedure costs. Your doctor can assess your unique features and consider your desired results, creating a suitable treatment plan for you.
To estimate facial liposuction treatment costs with Vaser, the following factors need to be considered:
Your chosen treatment areas
The amount of fat that needs to removed
Your body type
The anaesthesia fees
The total procedure time
As for your chosen treatment areas, you are able to treat multiple areas of the body in one Vaser liposuction procedure, as well as the lower face. Common treatment areas include the abdomen, thighs, and arms. Costs will be influenced by the number of treatment areas, but treating more than one area at once can reduce your overall costs in the long run, as undergoing multiple separate procedures will incur multiple associated fees, such as anaesthesia fees. It is important to note that adding more treatment areas to your procedure will extend your recovery time, however, you will only have one recovery period, which can feel less taxing than multiple recovery periods from many individual procedures. If you would like to combine liposuction procedures with face liposuction, you can discuss an ideal treatment plan with your doctor at your initial consultation.
Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide offers treatment to patients who are travelling from interstate or overseas. If this applies to you, please contact us by using the form at the end of this page, letting us know your location and your desired treatment areas. If you like, including pictures of your treatment areas can be helpful when we are preparing your personalised quote. We will get back to you with the information that you will need to make the process easy for you.
Facial liposuction recovery
Since Vaser technology provides a gentler and more advanced liposuction procedure than traditional methods, your recovery can feel simple and easy. You will be able to return home straight after your procedure, managing any pain with prescribed medication, if necessary. After-procedure discomfort and pain should subside within a week, allowing you to get back to your normal daily routine.
During your consultation, you will be given your own instructions and steps that you can follow to optimise your recovery. These instructions may involve:
Wear your compression garment (full time for one week, then throughout the night for two weeks)
Care for your surgical sites as instructed
Stay hydrated and follow a healthy diet
Try to sleep with your head elevated on extra pillows for two weeks
Avoid the use of strong chemicals in your hair, such as hair dye or bleach
Attend your check-up appointments throughout your recovery
Side effects and risks of face liposuction
Vaser liposuction technology is associated with a simple and fast recovery time, however, it will still carry some risks. Your doctor will explain the associated risks and side effects during your consultation, and how you can minimise the chance of complications occurring.
Complications and side effects can include:
Bleeding from incision sites
How does Vaser technology work to tighten skin?
Vaser uses ultrasound energy to melt the unwanted fat, which simultaneously contracts collagen fibres in the treated area. Stimulating collagen will prompt the body’s natural skin tightening process.
How soon will I have my full results?
Your results from Vaser face liposuction are instantly noticeable, although you will need to have some patience while the swelling subsides to be able to see your final results. The complete results from the procedure are typically visible six months after treatment. Additionally, the skin will slowly tighten as is naturally conforms to the new shape of the face.
Is facial liposuction permanent?
Liposuction procedures permanently remove the fat in the treated area, however, significant weight gain after treatment can cause the remaining fat cells to expand. The skin-tightening effect that the treatment has on your skin can be long-lasting, however, the natural aging process that causes collagen production to slow over time will still continue. That being said, the treatment’s ability to boost collagen production will initially slow the aging process down. Ensuring the best results from your Vaser face liposuction procedure will involve maintaining healthy lifestyle habits and following a suitable skincare routine.
What are saggy jowls?
Saggy jowls can form with age, as collagen production slows down and causes skin laxity, while the neck muscles can weaken. Fat pads in the cheeks can also move downwards over time, contributing to the appearance of jowls.
Is the Vaser liposuction method the same on the face as it is on the body?
The gentle Vaser liposuction method used for the face is the same as the method that is used on the body. However, facial liposuction usually requires a lower amount of fat to be removed than liposuction that is performed on the body.
What steps can I follow to prepare?
To prepare, you should follow the instructions that your doctor will give you during your consultation. Usually, smokers will be asked to quit for two weeks before the procedure, and any medication or supplements that can interfere with healing will need to be put on hold. To avoid irritating your face, make sure that you have clothing to wear during your recovery that does not need to be pulled on over your head. To get organised ahead of time, you can arrange someone to pick you up after your procedure and help you with any tasks that you may find hard to do at home while you are resting. Cooking healthy meals in advance can also support your recovery, as well as filling any prescriptions that you will need in advance.
Is face lipo painful?
During the procedure, patients will need to be under local anaesthetic and twilight sedation. Therefore, patients should not feel any pain.
Does face lipo leave scars?
With Vaser liposuction, your doctor will need to make small incisions to insert the ultrasound probe and to remove the melted fat. Any procedure that requires incisions will carry some risk of scarring. However, the incisions will be placed in discreet areas, making any scarring easily concealable.