Micro-Liposuction for Aging Skin
Learn more about treatment options 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
- Enhance the appearance of the cheeks through fat
- Temporary numbness
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. In 2011, ASDS dermatologists performed nearly 55,000
micro-liposuction procedures. 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.