Key Reasons to Undergo a Micro-Lipo Procedure

If you’ve been looking for a quick-fix solution to get rid of unwanted body fat around your face or smaller areas of your body, you could be a good candidate for a micro-lipo procedure. Micro-lipo, also known as MicroLipo and micro liposuction, is an innovative procedure designed to get rid of localized fat deposits in delicate parts of the body and face, and is typically performed on an outpatient basis.

Get in touch with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the micro-lipo procedure.

Best Candidates for Micro Liposuction

Micro liposuction is commonly performed on the face and neck area to remove excess fatty deposits from the jowls, under the chin and around the cheeks. People who are significantly overweight or those who have a naturally “chubby” facial appearance may be a good candidate for micro liposuction.

You may be a good candidate for micro liposuction if you:

  • Have loose or sagging skin and excess fat around your jawline
  • Want to improve the contours of your face
  • Can’t seem to lose any fat from your face when you lose body weight
  • Want a more sculpted and toned appearance

Micro liposuction may be combined with skin tightening procedures such as Thermage or Titan to improve the contours of the face and reduce bumps or bulges after surgery. The skin and tissues need to heal completely before any type of heated skin tightening treatment can be performed, and most people who undergo this type of combination procedure will see progressive results.

How Micro-Lipo is Performed

Micro-Lipo is performed using a very small cannula, one that is usually between 1.5mm to 6 mm in diameter. The smaller cannula allows the doctor to perform the procedure with more precision, and also ensures that the tissue around the treated area can be sculpted to create a smooth, even appearance.

The surgeon makes a very small incision near the fatty pocket and then inserts the cannula directly into the tissue. The fat is removed with light suction, and the incision site may be covered up with bandages or wrapped tightly with gauze so that it can heal. Most people undergoing the micro-lipo procedure do not need to wear any type of compression garments or bandages, and the procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Any pain associated with the procedure can be managed with painkillers, heat packs and ice.

Learn more about the latest liposuction procedures in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for micro lipo.