Last fact-checked: 17 August 2020
Facial liposuction (also known as submental liposuction) can be effective in removing tiny amounts of fat in the lower part of the face below the nostrils. It is often performed in combination with liposuction under the jawline to remove a double chin to give you a slimmer and more sculpted jawline, which makes the upper face more prominent.
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Facial liposuction is much less of an ordeal than a facelift and the results can actually look more natural. Unwanted fat can be removed from under the chin and neck, improving or banishing jowls, turkey neck and double chins. It is sometimes used in combination with another facial rejuvenation procedure.
If you are planning on losing weight, it’s better to postpone any facial liposuction until you have reached your goal. Discuss your objectives with your surgeon who will help you to come to an understanding about what can realistically be achieved.
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Facial liposuction is a quick procedure and is far less invasive than facelift surgery. Most people feel fine after a couple of days and are able to resume their everyday activities, even though bruising and swelling may at first be apparent.
In Bangkok, you will find a host of clinics offering all sorts of health, well-being, medical, cosmetic and beauty services, so we would always recommend you choose with care.
Find out all you can about the procedure you are interested in—not just because reading about a procedure is likely to trigger questions in your own mind which you will want to have answered satisfactorily, but also because you will want to ensure that a particular procedure is going to give you the results you require.
It is important to feel at ease with your choice of surgeon and clinic. Knowing background information about qualifications, professional memberships, training and seeing photos of the facilities can help in this respect.
With Medical Departures, you can see all of this information online as we perform onsite visits, and provide high definition photos and virtual video tours. If we aren’t happy with what we see, we don’t list a clinic on our website.
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The procedure takes up to an hour to perform, and you will be given a local anesthetic and light sedation. The procedure doesn’t vary too much from any other liposuction, except that the cannula (tube) used to suck out the fat is a lot thinner.
A small incision will be made in the angle of your jaw, beneath the chin or between your gums and the bottom of your inner lower lip.
In a traditional liposuction procedure, the cannula is normally inserted and moved around to break up the fat, but ultrasound technology may be used for fat removal on the face; this uses soundwaves to break up the fat. The fat is then vacuumed out and the wounds closed.
You can expect to have some mild pain and discomfort, which can be controlled with prescribed pain medication or over-the-counter painkillers. You will have a little bruising or swelling which will subside slowly over the next week or so.
You will probably be able to return to work after a week, although some people go back much sooner, especially if they wear high-neck clothing or a scarf to conceal their wounds.
Regarding your stay in Bangkok, do talk with your chosen surgeon before booking your flights. You will be advised to rest in a comfortable environment for a few days following surgery, although you should be up and about relatively soon as the downtime is relatively rapid.
The cost of facial liposuction in Bangkok is approximately AUD $1,300 compared to AUD $2,600 in Australia. Most of our clients are actually able to save over 50% on procedures like this.
Please note: These are approximate prices based on global averages at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other information, take a look at these two leading clinics in Bangkok for facial liposuction:
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