Microliposuction is a new area of liposuction surgery that specializes in small, specific areas of the body like the chin, neck, elbows, knees, inner thighs and ankles.
Because micro lipo is such an isolated and gentle procedure, you can expect almost no bruising, minimal swelling, and nearly no discomfort. Most micro liposuction procedures are more about tightening loose skin than melting fat, but many of them are also combinations of these two processes. Micro liposuction can usually be performed under local anesthesia in the office, but light twilight anesthesia is is the way to go for the most comfortable experience possible.
Please note that just because it is called “micro”, and recovery process happens to be easy, that does not imply that the procedure is simple. Micro liposuction is a highly skilled technique that involves a meticulous attention to detail and specialized instrumentation to ensure an optimal result. In areas of the body where the skin and subcutaneous fat layers are thin, your surgeon’s experience and skill matter a great deal since there is a fine line between a great result and a visible contour deformity that is can be easily created by less experienced hands.
Most micro liposuction cases require the use of a compression garment for 4-6 weeks, and nearly all of them also involve a few sessions of infrared laser skin tightening therapy administered at intervals of 4-6 weeks starting a few months after the initial procedure.
Dr. Nicholas Vendemia performs Micro Lipo for women and men in the New York metro area. We encourage you to contact us online or give Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery a call at 917-703-7069 to schedule a visit. Dr. Vendemia is a leading cosmetic surgeon in New York City with a reputation for custom care and beautiful results.
Are you looking for a liposuction and body contouring specialist in New York? We offer the most innovative techniques and the quickest recovery times, and all of our procedures are performed by a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office at 917-703-7069.
What is the recovery like after Micro Lipo?
Recovery after Micro Lipo is similar to all other types of laser liposuction. Most patients can go back to work and most normal activities (with the exception of anything strenuous) within 2-3 days after the procedure. Bruising and swelling are usually minimal, and although the surgical areas are a little sore, the discomfort is very tolerable.
How much does Micro Liposuction cost?
Microliposuction costs $2,500 to $5,000 depending on how many areas you are having done, and the type of anesthesia you select. The vast majority of microliposuction is done under local anesthesia, which does not increase the price, but some people prefer to be asleep with twilight anesthesia during the procedure, so this would of course add to the cost.