I want my youthful pretty face back! :( (photo)

I'm a some what in shape-average size 25 yr old w/ a bloated tired face/neck that wont go away w/ lbs loss. Even as I slim down, my jowls & face stay bloated & TIRED looking & my nodes area/jaw line is super puffy for over a yr now. So since lbs loss wasnt helping, I saw a Dr & was prescribed penicillin for a possible infection. Well, that didnt help. My glands/jowls/face stay bloated. Will liposuction help? I have a beautiful young body, what do I do to get my beautiful young face/neck back?

Doctor Answers 4

I want my youthful pretty face back!

Liposuction results are highly surgeon dependent. Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of liposuction and liposuction revision procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

I want my youthful pretty face back! :( (photo)

I would ONLY recommend "NON INVASIVE" therapies like Ultera, ThermiTight RF, Thermage etc. Surgery is not a good option for you..  

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

Facial Liposuction

Even though you are young, there may be some facial reshaping procedures that may be helpful. This could include liposuction of the neck and jowls as well as the perioral mound area. 'Spot' liposuction can be helpful in the face when weight loss does not help.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

Facial reshaping

Sometimes the solution for stubborn facial fullness despite wt loss can be in reshaping other prominences of the face such as the nose, the chin, cheekbones, to name a few.
you should consult a board certified plastic surgeon to see your areas of main interest and possibly reach a solution that pleases you.  I'm in town and would be glad to take a closer look.  Mention RealSelf!

Ricardo A. Meade, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 119 reviews

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