Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
This is a 30 year old patient who wanted facial sculpting to create a more refined contour to her profile. I told her that we had several options and she settled in on Chin Liposuction (some of us call it "neck" liposuction) combined with buccal fat pad removal to improve her contour.
The Buccal Fat pad is removed through the mouth and takes somewhere between 30 and 40 minutes. There are no scars inside or out as the procedure is very "stealthy" - so friends and family will have no idea you had it done.
The Chin/Neck liposuction does have about 4 days of downtime during which the patient has to wear a garment to prevent fluid collections. However, most patients are back at work by day 5 with very few tell tale signs that anything was done.
Both procedures are performed under local anesthesia in Dr. Sterry's private OR.