Liposuction & Facial Contouring In San Diego

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that breaks up and eliminates fat from the body. Also known as lipoplasty or lipo, the treatment removes fat from a specific area of the body, including abdomen, arms, buttocks, back, calves, chin, neck and thighs, using a hollow instrument known as a cannula and a powerful vacuum that is inserted under the skin.

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Patient for face liposuction in La Jolla
Patient for face liposuction in San Diego
La Jolla face liposuction patient
San Diego face liposuction patient

Am I a Candidate for Facial Liposuction?

Good candidates for a liposuction and facial contouring in La Jolla are men and women starting in their 20’s who are in good physical health. A facial contouring and liposuction procedure is ideal if you are frustrated by stubborn fullness underneath your jaw or desire a subtle contour of your facial and neck appearance.

What is the Recovery from Facial Liposuction

At Malone Facial Plastic Surgery in La Jolla face liposuction is a regular and outpatient procedure in which patients recover quickly. You can usually return to work within a few days and normal activities within a couple of weeks. You should expect bruising and swelling for a few weeks.

What Are the Risks?

Face liposuction in San Diego is one of the most performed procedures and quite safe. But, as in any procedure, there are possible risks such as bad reaction to anesthesia, bruising, deep vein thrombosis, infection, loose skin, numbness, small scars and swelling. There is also the possibility of damage to deeper structures like blood vessels and muscles.

Facial contouring La Jolla

Dr. Malone will listen to your particular needs and provide information about various options for treatments that will be best suited to achieve your goals. Patients should have realistic expectations for their results. During a consultation with Dr. Malone, she will determine if this procedure is the right choice to address your needs. Your customized liposuction treatment in San Diego will improve your facial and neck contour and appearance based on your individual facial anatomy and personal preferences in order to address these problem areas:

  • Fullness in the neck
  • Poorly defined or “weak” jawline
  • Lack of heart shaped face structure

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Dr. Malone uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to sculpt and contour your jawline and neck with minimal downtime and subtle, natural results.

This procedure does not require general anesthesia. Face liposuction is done with a hollow instrument for small and inconspicuous incisions. A cannula is inserted through the incision to loosen the excess fat and suck it out of the body with a surgical vacuum. With new minimally invasive techniques in liposuction and facial contouring, Dr. Malone places very short incisions behind the ears, thereby concealing visible scarring.

There are many excellent options to get a contoured and sculpted face and neck without undergoing any surgery. Dr. Malone’s San Diego facial plastic surgery practice offers different laser devices and injectable treatments to provide fat absorption and structural definition providing you with that statuesque facial profile, with no downtime from a surgery.

A full or undefined neck and jawline contributes to our perceived image and weight.

  • Our face is how others see us and how we communicate with each other.
  • Regardless of age, ethnicity or lifestyle habits, some of us have genetically inherited “baby faces” or stubborn areas of fat and fullness in our necks and cheeks.
  • There are stubborn areas of fat that do not seem to respond to diet, exercise, or weight loss the way the rest of the body does.
  • Our patients often tell us that they appear heavyset or lack a statuesque sculptural facial profile, even when they are in top physical shape.
  • The philosophy of our practice is to provide patients with a naturally sculpted and refined appearance in the face and neck, one that befits their age and physical fitness.
  • We believe the contour of your face, jawline and neck can enhance your individual beauty in very natural and subtle ways.

“You have helped me more than you’ll ever know. You possess the qualities not only of an excellent physician but of an extraordinary human being as well.” —Facelift, lip lift, chin implant (F.K.)

“Thank you for the smile on my face whenever I look in the mirror, you’re an incredible lady and surgeon” —Facelift, Lip Lift, Laser skin resurfacing (B.P.)

“Dr. Malone is great! She is very friendly, honest, clear and understanding. Never had to wait longer then 10 minutes. It is easy to make an appointment by phone or email. Truly pleased with the results!” —Botox (C.V.)

“I am 69 years old and had a deep plane face lift with Dr. Malone my results are fabulous. She is an excellent surgeon and a caring kind person as well. Would highly recommend her.” —Deep Plane Facelift (aerobicgal)

“Not only did she straighten out my nose and significantly improve my breathing but she was very attentive and had a great bedside manner! I've had nothing but complements on how good my new nose looks!” —Septoplasty (M.H.)

“She is kind, caring, listened to and addressed all of my concerns, explained everything in detail, and was always available, before and after surgery.” —Facelift (B.)

“If I could give her 10 stars I would! She was very attentive during AND after the visit and her bed side manner is impeccable. I would recommend her a million times over to anyone looking for an amazing MD.” —Restylane (S.D.)

“I saw Dr. Malone back in Nov 2017, she was an absolute delight. I knew I was in good hands. Her empathetic bedside manner made me feel confident in her abilities to give me the exact results I envisioned. ” —Rhinoplasty (N.K.)

San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr Melanie Malone MD, FACS

Dr. Malone's approach in La Jolla is all about personalization, tailoring treatments specifically to address your unique concerns and aesthetic goals. Our goal is to bring out a rejuvenated appearance that mirrors the vitality you feel within. Dr. Malone's expertise ensures seamless enhancements, avoiding any unwarranted attention. She achieves the subtle refreshment that helps bring back what a restful night's sleep used to give. Dr. Malone's aesthetic is characterized by its natural, gentle, and harmonious qualities, empowering you to confidently present your best self. Her aspiration is to assist every patient in achieving a naturally balanced aesthetic, ensuring you always project your most confident self.

Dr. Malone holds prestigious Fellow status in The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American College of Surgeons. This remarkable honor is granted to a select group of surgeons based on their exceptional training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical standards.

Committed to perfecting her craft and achieving technical excellence, Dr. Malone successfully completed her fellowship under the mentorship of the esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Jacono. Dr. Jacono is celebrated for his groundbreaking work in advancing the deep plane facelift technique, which not only minimizes noticeable scarring but also revitalizes the underlying facial tissues. This innovative approach steers clear of the artificial results commonly linked to traditional facelift methods. Leveraging Dr. Jacono's pioneering technique, Dr. Malone offers her patients remarkably natural and authentic outcomes in facial rejuvenation.

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