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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    One of the most innovative and progressive medical subspecialties, these ASDS experts perform medically necessary and cosmetic treatment and procedures to improve skin health and beauty.

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    From aging skin to skin cancer...

    No one is more qualified to help than an ASDS member dermatologist. Each year, these skilled doctors perform 5 million cosmetic procedures and 2.6 million skin cancer treatments.

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    One American dies of melanoma almost every hour

    The good news: With early detection, melanoma has an almost 100 percent five-year survival rate. Schedule a free skin cancer screening today.

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    From crow's feet to spider veins...

    You'll look and feel your best when ASDS member dermatologists combine their training and expertise with the widest range of options available.

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Micro-Liposuction for Aging Skin

Micro-liposuction is a new surgery technique used to contour and remove fat from the neck, cheeks and chin. The surgeon uses a combination of tiny incisions and small tubes known as cannulas to remove small amounts of fat. The treatment focuses on fat that can’t be addressed through diet or exercise. A local anesthetic is sometimes used. Patients go home the same day. Recovery time is minimal. 

Why choose micro-liposuction for aging skin

Micro-liposuction is a good choice for people who are happy with their weight and appearance and only want to contour or enhance stubborn areas. Micro-liposuction can be used to: 

  • Enhance overall facial appearance. 
  • Firm up loose neck skin. 
  • Remove small amounts of fat from hips, thighs, abdomen and rear end. 
  • Enhance the appearance of the cheeks through fat transplantation. 

Possible risks

  • Bruising 
  • Discomfort 
  • Swelling 
  • Temporary numbness 

Estimated cost

The average cost of micro-liposuction is $2,600 to $3,600, depending on the scope of the procedure. Since most medical insurance companies consider micro-liposuction a cosmetic procedure, it usually is not covered. 

How to prepare for the procedure

Before the procedure, an ASDS dermatologist will review the patient’s medical history. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure. 

What to expect after the procedure

Most patients can immediately return to work after treatment. Minimal pain may occur after a few hours. Pain relievers are sometimes prescribed should pain become intolerable.  

Find a doctor for your micro-liposuction treatment

Visit “Find a dermatologic surgeon” and choose “Micro-liposuction” from the dropdown menu. Because ASDS dermatologists are trained in a variety of the best and latest techniques, they are the most qualified to evaluate and select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient’s condition. 

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