What Is The Better Way To Make My Face Thinner – Lipodissolve or Liposuction?

Q: I am interested in trying to get my face to look less fat. I want to make my face slimmer if possible. I have a small double chin and fatter cheeks and jowls. I have read about Lipodissolve injections and this seems like a good and easy solution for my small areas of facial fat as I know these injections are for small areas and not big ones. Do you think this will work for me?

A: While Lipodissolve injections can provide some minor benefit in fat reduction in the neck and jowl areas, they require three or more injection sessions (spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart) to get the best result. After each injection session, the treated areas will double or triple in size for one week as part of the inflammatory by which it breaks down the fat. . Because of this socially visible recovery, most patients will opt for a more effective set of procedures that actually has less total recovery even though it is surgery. I would recommend a combination of submental, jowl and lateral face liposuction and buccal lipectomies. This reduces all available fat compartments in the face that can easily and safely be treated. This is is the best way to get a slimmer face through fat reduction. It has less recovery than Lipodissolve injections because the swelling is only one time and is largely over after a few weeks. 

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana