Micro liposuction is an innovative technique in plastic surgery to reduce unwanted fat from the neck, chin, and cheeks, and improve the contours. The technique is ideally suited for candidates who have moderate and stable body weight, but require some contouring in the areas of stubborn fat pockets.
Board certified plastic surgeons at MBody provide micro liposuction to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding communities.
Minimally Invasive Technique
Micro liposuction involves a combination of very small incisions and tiny cannulas to ensure that the procedure becomes minimally invasive. Recovery period is substantially reduced and scarring is minimal. Like traditional liposuction plastic surgery, micro liposuction focuses on areas where the fat does not resolve through diet or exercise.
But where micro liposuction differentiates itself is in the use of much smaller surgical instruments, which makes the procedure minimally invasive and allows for the treatment of sensitive areas such as the face. In many cases, micro liposuction may be performed using only local anesthesia. The fat removed in this procedure is eliminated permanently.
Cannula size in case of micro liposuction will range from 1.5 mm to 6 mm in diameter. Unlike large cannulas, this size allows for more uniform contouring and does not create unsightly ripples or lumps in the skin. Some surgeons may begin the procedure using larger cannulas and gradually decrease their size as the fat gets removed. Very tiny cannulas give the surgeon fine grain control over the final shape of the treated area.
Common Micro Lipo Procedures
Autologus fat transfer in the lip area to augment the lips and enhance lip definition can be performed using micro liposuction. Wherever the skin in the lips has become deficient due to aging or is otherwise damaged can be restored with this procedure.
A facial micro liposuction may be performed on candidates who otherwise regular skin tone but have excess fat tissue directly below the skin. Smoother and more youthful looking facial contours can be achieved with this minimally invasive technique.
Loose skin in the neck area can occur due to aging. Micro liposuction can firm up the neck skin to create a more youthful look. A very small cannula is used to remove stubborn fat on the neck and chin to achieve smoother, tighter, and more uniform neck appearance.
In some cases, the plastic surgeon may recommend micro liposuction for fat removal from larger areas such as the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen for enhanced overall body contours. Discomfort and downtime is minimized, and the procedure becomes less risky and less complicated.
The procedure is increasingly popular among working people and busy moms who are looking for less invasive treatment alternatives to traditional liposuction surgery. If the patient does not want to go through a longer recovery, they may consider the option of micro liposuction.
MBody receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and nearby areas for micro liposuction.
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