Jowl Liposuction fat removal: Comparing Enzymatic and Surgical Techniques

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Today, you’ll learn about the two options available for Jowl Liposuction and decide which one is right for you. But before we dive into that, let’s talk a bit more about the treatment itself.

At times, we look in the mirror and notice our face looks rounder, or our selfies reveal an unflattering double chin. Such a condition may stem from weight fluctuations, weight gain followed by loss, or stubborn fat that doesn’t show in our face despite losing weight. The appearance of a double chin not only makes us look heavier but also adds years to our appearance. To the naked eye, it’s hard to discern whether the excess is hanging skin or accumulated fat in the area.

Jowl Liposuction

Jowl Liposuction has gained immense popularity due to its ability to create a dramatic transformation with minimal intervention. It’s a go-to option for many celebrities and individuals looking to achieve a slimmer, more youthful facial appearance.

This procedure involves the removal of fat under the chin, which can be achieved through surgical means with a maxillofacial or plastic surgeon, or via enzymes that gradually break down the fat with the help of specialized agents. This results in natural fat dissolution and elimination from the body.

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It’s essential to seek guidance from a specialist to determine whether liposuction is the appropriate solution for you. In cases where there’s minimal fat in the area and loose skin is the primary concern, tension threads may be a more suitable treatment. These threads reposition the skin and stimulate collagen production in the targeted area. Additionally, combining this treatment with hyaluronic acid may be recommended to accentuate mandibular angles, if necessary. Since each individual is unique, it’s crucial to evaluate patients’ needs and recommend treatments accordingly.

1. Surgical Jowl Liposuction is normally performed in combination with Bichectomy.

It’s a prevalent scenario where patients seeking surgical liposuction also express an interest in bichectomy due to the accumulation of fat in both areas. As a result, we advise patients who are undecided between surgical liposuction and enzymatic liposuction and plan to undergo bichectomy to opt for surgical liposuction once and for all. This approach offers the benefit of a single recovery, one surgery, and one care regimen, resulting in significantly faster deflation and visible results.

2. Surgical lipoplasty is faster than enzyme lipoplasty

Surgical liposuction produces faster results as it involves removing all the fat in a single surgical procedure using a cannula. Following the procedure, patients are required to wear a specific face girdle and adhere strictly to the surgeon’s recommended aftercare regimen.

3. Enzyme lipoplasty is more conservative and does not require surgery.

Enzyme liposuction is a suitable option for patients seeking a less invasive treatment, those who wish to avoid surgery, and those with minimal fat accumulation in the area. In such cases, patients can begin with a few sessions and evaluate the results between appointments to determine whether further sessions are necessary. Typically, 4 to 5 sessions are required in total. It’s essential to note that a girdle will also be provided to help the skin adhere to the muscle as the enzymes eliminate the fat.

4. Surgical lipoplasty is more predictable

Surgical lipoplasty offers greater predictability as the surgeon has more control over the removal of excess fat with precise movements of the cannula. However, with lipoplasty using enzymes, the effect can vary from patient to patient based on factors such as metabolism, genetics, and post-treatment care.

5. Enzyme lipoplasty is cheaper

Enzyme lipoplasty is approximately half as expensive as surgical lipoplasty. Moreover, it is more convenient to pay for, particularly if you opt to pay in installments, as you can pay every 8 days after attending the sessions. Conversely, surgical lipoplasty requires payment in full on the day of the procedure. It is worth noting that the cost of lipoplasty may increase if you choose to have sedation, as an additional fee for the anesthesiologist’s services must be paid.

6. Surgical Jowl Liposuction with or without bichectomy can be performed under sedation

For some people, the thought of undergoing any medical procedure can cause anxiety and fear. The good news is that with lipoplasty, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, meaning that the patient is fully awake and conscious throughout the process. However, for those who are particularly sensitive or nervous about the procedure, discomfort can still be experienced during the insertion of the cannula under the skin.

To help alleviate any discomfort or anxiety, conscious sedation can be administered by an anesthesiologist. This involves the injection of a drug that will help the patient relax and stay calm throughout the procedure. The added benefit is that the patient will likely remember very little, if anything at all, about the procedure once it is complete. This is different from general anesthesia, which puts the patient completely to sleep and is typically performed in an operating room.

Another option for sedation during the lipoplasty procedure is inhaled sedation, which uses nitrous oxide to keep the patient in a relaxed state while the treatment is carried out.

Ultimately, whether you opt for surgical lipoplasty or lipoplasty with enzymes, it is important to carefully evaluate each aspect of the treatment in order to achieve the best possible outcome. This includes discussing any concerns or fears with your surgeon and exploring options for sedation or pain management. By doing so, you can help ensure a successful and comfortable lipoplasty experience.

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Sara Pelaez Monsalve

Aesthetic dentistry with more than 14 years of experience in the field. Founder of Clinica Viena and Viena Kids (clinic focused on pediatric dentistry). Professional focused on patient care, on the application of best practices and high-quality world-class treatments.

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