What is microlipoinjection?

Microlipoinjection is the transfer or recycling of fat from one body area to another.

What to expect after the procedure

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.

What you should know before 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. Patients also will be required to:

  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners and Vitamin E for up to 10 days prior to treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol for 48 hours before treatment
  • Wash hair the night before treatment.
  • Start a prescribed antibiotic as directed the night before treatment.
  • Arrange for a ride home following treatment.

Who is the right candidate and is it painful?

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.

When is microlipoinjection appropriate?

The procedure is appropriate for the following conditions:

Possible Risks

  • Bruising
  • Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Temporary numbness