Microlipoinjection is the transfer or recycling of fat from one body area to another.
Most patients can immediately return to work after treatment. Minimal pain may occur after a few hours. Ice packs are applied at 10 minute intervals for several hours following the procedure. Pain relievers are sometimes prescribed should pain become significant. Patients may be required to take antibiotics following the procedure. Some postoperative drainage can be expected, as well as bruising and swelling in the treatment area. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress and to determine if additional treatments are necessary.
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. Patients also will be required to:
People who are not in good overall physical, mental and emotional health may not be good candidates for the procedure.
Most patients describe the pain as mild. A local anesthetic is sometimes used.
The procedure is appropriate for the following conditions: