Facial liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure where Dr. Santos uses liposuction to remove fat from the face. The most common areas of the face where fat is removed is the cheeks, chin, and neck. Using local anesthesia and gentle methods, Dr. Santos often can significantly reduce the amount of recovery time. 

In general, recovery time after facial liposuction is about seven days. You may still have some swelling or redness, however, it should subside enough that makeup can cover it. You can expect some side effects like swelling, bruising, redness, and pain. These are all normal and should go away on their own with time. To reduce the chance of side effects, Dr. Santos often performs facial liposuction under local anesthesia to minimize side effects from the use of general anesthesia. 

Liposuction–of any anywhere–will take months to fully settle. The skin needs time to contract and your body to get used to it’s new contours. However, most patients return to work and the majority of their activities within a week. Some residual swelling may stick around for a month or more, but it usually becomes virtually unnoticeable.

Dr. Santos takes every precaution possible to promote a healthy recovery and the best results. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online.