With the state-of-the-art Vaser liposuction technology, unwanted fat in the mid to lower areas of the face can be easily removed. At the same time, Vaser’s high-tech method works to contract collagen fibres in the skin, tightening the skin in the treated areas for defined and sculpted results. As a less invasive alternative to a surgical facelift, face liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast can create a youthful and balanced appearance with minimal downtime.
Using the powerful Vaser liposuction technology, a younger appearance with improved facial definition is achieved in a less invasive fat removal process than a surgical facelift.
The unwanted fat that contributes to the appearance of jowls and sagging skin on the face can be removed using ultrasound energy, breaking down the fat cells to allow for a gentler removal. Tighter skin is achieved by stimulating collagen production and contacting collagen fibres, creating an anti-aging effect.
The procedure demands little downtime and results are fully visible after swelling has subsided, about six weeks after the procedure.
Stubborn, unwanted fat in the face is easily removed with a modern and technologically advanced method
To remove stubborn fat in the mid to lower facial areas, Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast delivers face liposuction with advanced Vaser technology.
Vaser liposuction is a comfortable procedure, only requiring local anaesthetic and twilight sedation. The method is less invasive than alternative methods, using tiny incisions and innovatively utilising ultrasound technology to melt the targeted fat before removal. The small incisions will be made in concealed areas, typically behind the ear and under the neck. The fat cells in the treated area will begin to break down as the ultrasound probe is moved back and forth under the skin, heating up to 38 to 40 degrees Celsius. The heat will also contact collagen fibres and stimulate collagen production in the treatment area, creating a skin-tightening and anti-aging effect. The melted fat will then be removed with a small cannula, without harming the surrounding tissue.
The face liposuction procedure with Vaser technology is powerful and efficient, taking about 30 to 60 minutes to perform and allowing patients to return home on the same day.
The benefits of Vaser liposuction procedures
Removes fat from the mid to lower facial areas
Tightens the skin with ultrasound energy
A less invasive method than other liposuction technologies or a surgical facelift
Creates minimal downtime
Stimulates collagen production to reduce signs of aging
Ideal candidates for face liposuction
If you have unwanted fat in your mid to lower facial areas that you would like to remove, with a less invasive option than a traditional facelift, you can be a good candidate for face liposuction with Vaser. To decide whether you are a suitable candidate, your doctor will assess your features and discuss your aesthetic goals during your consultation at Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast.
Some factors to consider when determining whether you are a good candidate for facial liposuction are:
Candidates should be in good physical and mental health
Good skin elasticity can be necessary to ensure the best results
Patients will need to be non-smokers, or willing to quit for two weeks before and after the procedure
Candidates should hold realistic expectations for the results of the procedure
Patients are typically in their 40s, however, patients can experience signs of aging and unwanted facial fat at various stages of life
Willingness to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine after recovery to maintain results will make a good candidate
Costs of face liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast
Face liposuction costs with Vaser technology will vary from patient to patient, as the details of each procedure will influence the price. The advanced, state-of-the-art equipment used can make the total costs a little higher than traditional liposuction.
Face liposuction procedure costs start from $5,500
Initial consultation fees will be between $120 to $330
Individual factors will need to be considered in order to calculate the total costs of the procedure. These factors can include:
Amount of fat removed
Patient’s body type
Discussing your treatment goals and procedure options with one of our experienced doctors during a consultation is the best way to determine your procedure costs. A consultation will help your doctor estimate procedure time, the associated fees, and the amount of fat that will need to be removed.
Within the one treatment, you will have the option of treating other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, arms, thighs and more. Each treatment area will add to the total costs of the procedure, however, combining face liposuction with body liposuction procedures will cost less than undergoing multiple separate procedures. Combining procedures will also extend procedure time and recovery time, but you will only need to experience one recovery period as opposed to multiple recovery periods from additional procedures. If this is an option that interests you, you can discuss it with your doctor during your consultation.
If you will be travelling from interstate or overseas to receive treatment at Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast, please contact us via the form at the bottom of this page. Let us know your location, as well as the areas that you’d like to treat and your desired results so that we can provide you with a quote and the necessary information that you will need.
Recovering from face liposuction
Thanks to the advanced technology that is used with Vaser liposuction, your recovery time should be minimal, and you can return home straight after your procedure. Any pain or discomfort can be treated with prescribed medication from your doctor and should subside within one week. After the first week of your recovery, you should be able to return to your usual daily routine.
Your doctor will give you personalised recovery instructions that you will need to follow. A list of recovery instructions might include:
Wear a compression garment (all of the time for one week, then only at night for two weeks)
Keep your surgical sites clean as instructed
Follow healthy dietary habits
Sleep with your head elevated on an extra pillow for two weeks
Do not use strong chemicals in your hair, including hair dye or bleach
Attend check-up appointments
Associated risks of facial liposuction
Face liposuction performed with Vaser technology can require a shorter recovery time than other methods thanks to the less invasive method. However, all procedures carry some risks, and these will be identified and explained to you during your consultation.
Risks and side effects can include:
Prolonged pain, swelling, or numbness
Bleeding from incision sites
Bruising around the treated area
Skin irregularities in the treatment area
How does Vaser tighten the skin?
With the Vaser liposuction method, ultrasound energy will contract collagen fibres while it melts the targeted fat cells, encouraging the skin to naturally conform to the new shape.
When will I see the results of facial liposuction?
Taking swelling into consideration, results can be seen instantly but will need some time to become fully visible. Usually, visibility of full results can be expected at six months after the procedure. At the same time, the skin-tightening process is gradual and can be noticed as the body’s natural collagen production process takes place.
Can I expect my results to be permanent?
With Vaser liposuction, targeted fat will be permanently removed. However, to ensure that your results are permanent, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow a good exercise routine, to prevent the expansion of the remaining fat cells that can occur with significant weight gain. As for the tightened skin in the treated area, you should follow an anti-aging skincare routine to help maintain the results. The Vaser method will stimulate collagen production, which can continue to produce youthful skin over time, however, the natural aging process will still take place and can show on the skin later in life. Overall, results from the procedure are permanent to long-lasting, but it is up to the patient to adopt healthy habits after recovery to support optimal results.
What creates saggy jowls?
With age, skin laxity occurs as collagen production slows down, the neck muscles can weaken, and fat pads in the cheeks can drop towards the neck. As a combination, the appearance of what is commonly referred to as saggy jowls can form. Our face liposuction procedure works to remove the fat pads and tighten the loose skin, treating saggy jowls and restoring a more youthful appearance.
Using Vaser technology, is face liposuction the same as body liposuction procedures?
Yes, both facial liposuction and liposuction performed on the body uses the same Vaser method. Depending on the treatment areas, face liposuction typically requires less fat removal than when performed on the body.
How should I prepare for face liposuction?
At your consultation, you will be given personalised preparation instructions to make sure that you will be ready for your face liposuction with Vaser.
As a general guide, you can follow this checklist to prepare for your face liposuction procedure:
Quit smoking, at least two weeks before your procedure
Pause your usual medications and supplements that can slow recovery down (The types of medication that can affect recovery will be specified by your doctor)
Buy appropriate clothing to wear during recovery, preferably shirts that do not need to be pulled on over the head
Fill prescriptions that you will need during recovery ahead of time
Organise some healthy meals to have throughout your recovery
Ask somebody to pick you up after your procedure and assist with household chores
Is the procedure painful?
Face liposuction with Vaser technology requires anaesthesia, usually local anaesthetic, and twilight sedation. Therefore, you should not feel any pain during the procedure at all.
Does the Vaser face liposuction procedure leave scars?
All procedures that require incisions will carry some risk of scarring, however, Vaser liposuction only requires tiny incisions, and these will be placed in discreet areas. Any noticeable scarring should fade over time. To assist with the natural fading process, you can apply a topical cream that your doctor can recommend. If scarring does occur, they should be quite small and easily concealed.