You may be a suitable for facial liposculpture if you have lost volume in your cheeks or if you have a fatty neck
Facial liposculpture refers to procedures that aim to improve the definition of your facial contours. The basic idea of liposculpture is to remove excess fat when it is present (for example the chin/ neck) and to inject fat into areas where volume has been lost (for example the cheek area). Care and precision is required in “sculpting” the fat to achieve smooth, well defined contours.
Excess fat is removed by micro-liposuction (see section on liposuction). Facial liposuction can be used to improve the definition of the your jaw line and to reduce double chins. Dramatic improvements can sometimes be achieved using liposuction alone (particularly in younger patients where skin quality is good). In other patients loose skin remains when the fat has been removed and the only way to deal with this is to combine the liposuction with a lower neck facelift.
Fat transfer (lipomodelling/ fat cell grafting/ Coleman fat injection) is a technique that has become very popular over the last 10 years or so. It involves removing fat from one part of the body (usually the abdomen, buttocks or thighs) and its transfer to another part of the body. The fat is removed using liposuction and is prepared in the operating theatre to separate out the fat cells. It is then injected into the required areas. The areas of the face most commonly treated are the cheeks, to restore the youthful appearance of “high cheek bones“. Fat is used in the same way as fillers but has the advantage of being completely natural. It can give a long lasting result but some absorption of fat will occur and a repeat procedure may be required. Fat transfer can be used in isolation or in combination with other facial surgery when needed.
All inclusive costs for 1 year following surgery
Finance is available (subject to application and vetting) by Zebra Health Finance (formerly First Medical Loans). They offer interest free loans up to a certain value. They can usually provide a decision online within 15 minutes.