Liposuction can help define your neck and jawline
Facial liposuction is the technique used for removing fat from areas of the face where it has gathered (usually under the chin and neck). This procedure is particularly helpful for patients who have “lost their jaw line” or who have a “double chin”.
How is it performed?
After sedation, the area to be treated is numbed with a local anaesthetic. A small liposuction cannula is then inserted through small puncture holes beneath the chin or under the earlobe and the excess fat is suctioned out. The patient then wears a compression neck garment for seven days.
You can return to work or normal activities on the eighth day.
How long does liposuction last?
Facial liposuction usually only needs to be performed once and providing you are weigh-stable, the fat should not return.
How much does facial liposuction cost?
The consultation with Dr Szalay costs $75.00. The procedure cost is $2200.00 and the cost for the facial compression garment is $77.00.
A fat transfer can provide more definition to your cheeks
Fat transfer is the technique used to add fat to areas from where it has been lost. As we age, the middle of the face tends to drop, resulting in a tired and sunken appearance beneath the eyes. This is compounded by the loss of fat from the cheeks which also occurs with time. A fat transfer is an excellent way of reversing these changes, resulting in a more youthful, fresher appearance.
How does it work?
Fat is taken from one part of the body (usually the lateral thigh or buttock) and transferred to the area where it is needed. Because the fat is from your own body, there is no chance of an allergic reaction.
How is it performed?
After numbing the donor site with local anaesthetic, a small cannula is inserted through a puncture hole in the lateral thigh or buttock and the fat is then suctioned out. The area to be treated is then numbed with local anaesthetic prior to adding the fat – again with a small cannula.
The whole procedure usually only takes 30 to 45 minutes. The patient then returns home and can usually go back to work or normal social activities after seven days.
How long does a fat transfer last?
After the initial fat transfer, usually about half the fat survives and the rest dissolves. Accordingly, it is necessary to repeat the procedure in two to three months. Usually, the result should then last several years, although occasionally a third treatment may be necessary in the first 12 months.
How much does a fat transfer cost?
The initial consultation with Dr Szalay costs $75.00. Fat transfer to the cheeks costs $1650 for the initial treatment and then $825 for the second or third treatment.
Book in your initial consultation and explore the possibilities
Here is what you can expect from your first consultation with Dr Szalay:
Step 1: Meeting with Dr Szalay
In your initial consultation, we will first discuss the areas of your face that you would like to work on. This is carried out in a warm and professional environment to make you as comfortable as possible.
Step 2: Dr Szalay assesses your face and explores feasibility
Dr Szalay will examine your face and ensure that facial liposuction or a fat transfer is the best solution for the results you desire.
Step 3: If facial liposuction or a fat transfer is viable, Dr Szalay explains the procedure
It is important that you are well informed about the procedure, which is why Dr Szalay takes this time to explain how it works and answer any of your questions.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner