Facial Liposuction?

Tags:man age 25-34 face fat graft

I am a bit overweight and have always had a pudgy face. Is it possible to have liposuction to remove some of my facial fat? If it is possible, what are the chances of me being left with an uneven face? 


M, 31, New Jersey

Thank you for the question. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but it can improve the contours of the face for instance liposuction of the fat under the chin and removal of fat pads from the cheeks can contour the face and make it look slimmer. 

See a board certified plastic surgeon to get more information. 

Best of luck!

Dr. Khuthaila 



  I do not recommend liposuction to your face because there is a high likelihood of contour irregularities that would need to be corrected with fat grafting. Good Luck!

Facial liposuction is not generally done as the fat that you are complaining of is not all localized to the area just under the skin in the face (like it is in the abdomen).  Also, there are many delicate structures (especially nerves) in the face that can be injured.  Lastly, facial liposuction is not very effective.  In certain cases, where the complaint is isolated to the cheeks, a procedure called a buccal lipectomy can be done.  This is a surgical procedure where fat from the cheeks can be removed from an incision inside the mouth.  This can help reduce cheek fullness and improve facial contour.

Facial liposuction is possible, but it is not done frequentlysince there are a number of important nerves and other structures in the face. Liposuction is however common for the neck.

Best to seek only in person evaluations with boarded surgeons in your area. Good Luck...