Facial lipolisis

“Chubby” face can be corrected with face liposuction

“Chubby” face is a common problem often affecting even those who are not overweight. The introduction of laser technology into liposuction has enabled reaching smaller localized fatty tissue clusters placed at the very top of subcutaneous tissue and thus enabling reaching fatty deposits in the face. The application of laser energy to the tissue leads to its heating and skin tightening which enables us to remove excessive fatty tissue without the fear of skin leftover.

We are proud of our Assistant Professor Zoran Žgaljardić, MD, PhD, who is one of the pioneers of laser lipolysis/liposuction in the world. Because of his results, he was invited to speak on a number of conferences and workshops worldwide (2014, Fort Lauderdale, Florida- 20th Annual Scientific Meeting American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Kerala, India 2012- 1st International Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Milano- Agora- 18. International Congress of Aesthetic Medicine, Kolkhida 10th International Caucasian Congress of Plastic Surgery and dermato-cosmetology…). He is also the author of a chapter in an international textbook on body sculpting titled Laser assisted liposuction as a method of body sculpting.


As a single procedure, face liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia. It is commonly performed as part of bigger liposuctions or as part of a lift so then it is performed under general anesthesia. If the procedure is performed under general anesthesia, before the surgery the patient has to perform laboratory blood tests (complete blood count, biochemistry and coagulation) as well as urine test, ECG and, if needed, depending on your medical history, an internal medicine specialist checkup. As before all procedures under general anesthesia, the patient is not allowed to eat or drink during the period of 6 hours before the surgery. Treatment areas are approached by incisions of a few millimeters that we try to position into natural creases to make them maximally hidden and invisible.


Depending on the type of anesthesia used during the procedure, you can go home after face liposuction or you can stay at the clinic 5-12 hours in case of general anesthesia. Antibiotics and analgesics are usually prescribed after the surgery. We recommend sleeping on your back and staying out of the sun and warmth. Bandages are removed after 7 days, and in case this was a single procedure, getting back to your usual daily activities is possible already after several days. There is a possibility of minimal postoperative swelling or some bruising that usually resolve within 14 days.


The result is visible immediately after the procedure, but the final result is visible 3 weeks after the disappearance of possible postoperative swelling and after the process of skin tightening induced during the procedure by laser energy has finished.

Disclaimer: Results of face liposuction are individual, and can vary from one patient to another depending on the patient’s condition and their anatomical build.

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