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Oren Friedman, MD

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon located in Philadelphia, PA & Radnor, PA

It's notoriously difficult to lose fat from your face or neck by diet and exercise, which is why Oren Friedman, MD, offers facial and neck liposuction treatments for his patients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you want to enhance the contours of your face and improve your look with a safe and effective procedure, schedule a facial or neck liposuction consultation today by calling Dr. Oren Friedman Facial Plastic Surgery or requesting a visit online.

Liposuction Q & A



What is facial or neck liposuction?

During a facial liposuction or neck liposuction procedure, Dr. Friedman removes fat to resculpt the contours of your face or neck. Also known as submental liposuction, submental lipectomy, neck lift, or facial lipocontouring, this treatment is similar to traditional liposuction.

The main distinction in facial liposuction is that Dr. Friedman removes fat from your face and neck rather than your body. Often he will use the removed fat from your own body to fill other areas of the face that are deficient in fat volume, thereby rejuvenating your face and eyelid area.

The most commonly treated areas for facial liposuction include:

  • Neckline
  • Jawline
  • Chin
  • Cheeks

It's an incredibly useful procedure for eliminating fat that's more difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise and can help to resculpt your neck and jawline by eliminating a double chin, jowls, or neck.

Dr. Friedman can perform your facial liposuction by itself, or he can combine it with other treatments, like a facelift or injectable treatments with Botox® or fillers. He’s also an expert in combining facial liposuction with microfat, millifat, and nanofat injections of the face and periorbital region to provide facial rejuvenation through facial volume enhancement.

What does facial liposuction entail?

During your consultation, you and Dr. Friedman discuss your aesthetic goals, and Dr. Friedman examines your facial anatomy to assess what results you can expect from facial liposuction. He custom-designs your treatment so that it’s tailored to your particular needs and preferences.

The actual procedure takes less than an hour and is performed with light sedation and a local anesthetic on an out-patient basis, meaning you can go home on the same day as your surgery.

Once you’re anesthetized, Dr. Friedman makes a few strategically placed tiny incisions. Depending on what facial areas you’re targeting with the liposuction, he might make the incisions in the natural skin folds behind your ears, underneath your chin, or inside of your inner lower lip. The incisions are nearly invisible.

He then inserts a small tube, called a cannula, that breaks up and vacuums out the fat in your target area. Dr. Friedman might also emulsify the fat before removing it, using ultrasound-, laser, or water-assisted liposuction tools.

Once the fat is removed, he closes up your incisions and sends you home to heal.

What is the recovery for facial liposuction?

Recovery from facial liposuction typically takes between seven and ten days. You might experience some mild pain and discomfort, but nothing that can’t be comforted with over-the-counter pain medications or prescription pain medicine. 

You’ll likely experience mild swelling and bruising in your treatment areas, and you might need to wear a compression garment on your face overnight for a few weeks. 

Dr. Friedman gives you more particular recovery instructions tailored to your needs. Once you're healed, your face will look more defined, radiant, and youthful.

Get started with your facial liposuction treatment today by calling the office of Dr. Oren Friedman Facial Plastic Surgery or requesting an appointment online.


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