How long should I wait between facial procedures?

About a week ago, I got a chin implant and had liposuction done on my chin. So far, everything is healing well. Another procedure I'd like to get done is cheek liposuction. How long should I wait before I get that done? Or does it matter?

Doctor Answers 5

Cheek Liposuction after Chin Implant

Since the cheeks are a different anatomic area than the chin and neck, in theory it does not matter. But just for the sake of healing and see how the cheeks may look from the chin changes, give yourself at least several months before going on to 'phase 2'.

Chin Implant and Facial Liposuction

Thank you for your question.

Since these are two different areas, I recommend waiting about six weeks.

To be sure, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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HOW LONG TO WAIT BETWEEN FACIAL SURGERIES

YOU NEED TO WAIT AT LEAST 6 WEEKS OR A FEW MONTHS DEPENDING ON THE SURGERY. THIS WOULD BE BEST CONSULTED WITH A DOCTOR.

Elliot M. Heller, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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2 weeks is too soon to judge about the outcome of the surgeries that you have undergone. You should wait minimum 3 months before you undergo another procedure. You do not want to have another surgery before you are fairly sure that you have past the early and intermediate complication period and you are confident that you are pleased with the outcome of the surgery that you have undergone.
You need to be careful about liposuction of the cheeks since this operation is seldom necessary and there are some critical nerves in this area. You really need to work with someone who specializes in this area to advise you wisely.

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