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.

Possible Risks

  • Bruising
  • Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Temporary numbness

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.

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.

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.