Smartlipo™ for the Face: How It Works, Why It Works

You hear a lot about laser liposuction for the body, but you might not know it”s also highly effective for facial fat reduction. Most patients are relatively new to the concept of facial liposuction, so here are the basics on why I perform this particular procedure, and why Seattle face lift patients are so excited about the laser approach in particular.

Why Facial Liposuction?

When you look in the mirror and see facial fullness under your chin, or along the jaw line or “jowl” area, there”s a good chance that at least some of that is facial fat. This fat can hide your underlying facial structures and blunt your features, so if the fat is removed, it results in a cleaner and more youthful look.

Up until recently, it was very difficult to precisely thin the areas of fat excess and achieve a smooth natural appearance. Facial fat tends to be more dense than body fat, and is interwoven with small threads of connective tissue, so even experienced liposuction surgeons can have trouble removing it using traditional methods.

Why Smartlipo™?

Smartlipo has been a major addition to the array of treatment options for facial rejuvenation. The Smartlipo probe is only 1.2 mm in diameter and the surgeon has greater control over the energy levels used, consequently it is much more precise than any of the previous techniques of facial liposuction. This greater degree of precision allows for greater finesse in facial liposuction for Seattle facial plastic surgery patients who have excess fat to remove in areas like the neck and jowls. And, because of Smartlipo’s ability to produce skin tightening, as well as its precision fat removal capabilities, it is superior to any of the earlier facial liposuction techniques.

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