Stubborn, unwanted fat on the face can often be challenging to address and cause concern for many adults. It can alter your features, the contours of your face, and distract from your overall appearance. For patients in general good health and stable weight, facial fat can be incredibly bothersome because it can be almost impossible to eliminate through traditional methods like diet and exercise.
Thankfully, there are cosmetic solutions to help address and reduce this unwanted fat. Whether the fat is around your eyes, under the chin, in the mid-face region, or spread throughout your entire face, a consultation with Dr. Bengtson at our facility in Grand Rapids can help you determine if fat reduction is right for you.
What is the Cause of Facial Fat?
Fat can accumulate in many areas of the body, and the face is no different. Weight gain can occur for various reasons, from hormones to pregnancy to lifestyle changes, and more.
Unlike other areas, however, facial fat can be particularly stubborn and may sometimes remain even if you lose it in other areas. Fat can accumulate on the cheeks, around the eyes, and under the chin, most notably, affecting your facial profile and contours. Knowing what caused the accumulation of facial fat can help a plastic surgeon like Dr. Bengtson develop a fat reduction plan best suited for you.
Thankfully, there are solutions for patients looking to hide or reduce facial fat.
Of course, many patients first try simple solutions, like make-up techniques or targeted exercises, but these can be tedious and may not have the best results. It can be tiring to continuously do make-up or find interim ways to offset unwanted facial fat. At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, we have an array of facial enhancement treatments that can address this and other concerns.
Fat reduction is a widely popular procedure, and it can be performed in many different areas of the body and the face. Most notably, places where patients opt to have facial fat removed include under the chin, around the midface, and in the jowls.
In terms of fat reduction, CoolSculpting® can freeze away the unwanted fat cells that make up a double chin or body bulge. A unique applicator, known as the CoolMini™, is designed specifically for the neck area, where it can selectively impact the stored areas of fat. Other applicators allow for a focus on the thighs or flanks. There are no incisions required, results will appear gradually over time, and multiple sessions may be required.
The most common way to remove any type of fat from the body is through liposuction. This technique is well-known among the general public, but it has changed and evolved so much over time, and there are different techniques and approaches that a surgeon can use to achieve the desired results. For patients looking for a complete overhaul, facial fat removal is limited to under the chin in the submental area and is often performed as part of facelift or neck lift surgery.
There's another fast, non-surgical way to remove stubborn facial fat with minimal effort and little to no subsequent downtime: Kybella®. Grand Rapids' Bengtson Center now offers the injectable cosmetic, approved by the FDA for submental fat reduction.
Ulthera may also be beneficial for non-surgical lifting and tightening of the face and neck and may also help to concurrently decrease some facial fat.
The cost of a fat reduction procedure at the Bengtson Center will depend on many factors, as all of our treatments are customized to suit every patient uniquely.
During your initial consultation, you’ll be able to discuss the extent of correction and reduction desired and any other relevant beauty goals that you’d like to achieve with this treatment. This, along with our facility and services’ costs, will all factor into the final amount. We offer flexible financing options to help accommodate everyone’s needs.
Excess facial fat can be a cause for concern for many reasons. In addition to having less desirable effects on your facial contour, it can round out features and cause your face to appear puffy or disproportionate in certain areas.
A facial fat reduction procedure can help to address this main concern and offer additional benefits, as well. In addition to helping you achieve a slimmer and more balanced facial profile, fat reduction treatments can help patients look younger. Plus, fat reductions can be combined with grafting to help redistribute the fat more evenly and accentuate focal areas. At our facility, patients will enjoy high-quality services and treatment options and hands-on care and attention throughout your entire visit.
Dr. Brad Bengtson is a board-certified plastic surgeon, educator, and teacher with over 20 years of experience. Dr. B has over 5,000 liposuction procedures under his belt and specializes in facial rejuvenation. Patients in Detroit, Birmingham, Kalamazoo, and the surrounding areas near Grand Rapids can find expert assistance and care. Schedule a consultation today to get started.
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Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.Fees & Financing