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What is Micro Liposuction?

What is Micro Liposuction?Traditional liposuction is a popular body contouring plastic surgery procedure, but it may not be the most appropriate procedure to reduce stubborn fats from sensitive areas such as the neck, chin, and cheeks. In such cases, the surgeon may recommend micro liposuction, which is an innovative procedure designed for areas that require limited contouring.

The candidate should ideally have stable and moderate body weight before seeking micro liposuction. Patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive this procedure from board certified plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery.

Minimally Invasive

A key benefit of micro liposuction is that it will require very small incisions, and the surgeon will make use of tiny cannulas to remove the fat tissue. This helps to make the procedure minimally invasive, reducing the subsequent discomfort, scarring, and recovery period. The procedure should be used in areas where the fat does not resolve through diet or exercise, just as in case of traditional liposuction plastic surgery.

The smaller surgical instruments used in case of micro liposuction also enable the surgeon to treat sensitive areas such as the face. Only local anesthesia may used in many cases, which mitigates the risk and post-operative discomfort. The fat cells removed with this technique will be gone for good.

In micro liposuction, the size of the cannula will range between 1.5 mm and 6 mm in diameter. The smaller size allows for the creation of more even looking contours, and minimizes the risk of irregularities, ripples, or lumps in the skin. In some cases, the surgeon may start the procedure using large cannulas and progressively reduce their size as the fat gets eliminated. Very small cannulas give the surgeon fine grain control over the final shape of the treated area.

Key Micro Lipo Areas

Lips

Micro liposuction can help to perform autologus fat transfer in the lips to improve lip definition and augment their appearance. Deficient or damaged skin in the lips can be restored with this procedure.

Face

If the patient has excess fatty tissue directly under the facial skin, the surgeon may recommend micro liposuction. It can create smoother and more attractive facial contours in a minimally invasive way.

Neck

Micro liposuction can help to create a more sculpted and proportionate neck. The surgeon will make use of a tiny cannula to remove unwanted fat from the neck and chin to create a firmer and more even looking neck.

Other Areas

In a few cases, fat removal in larger surface areas such as the hips, thighs, abdomen and back can be performed with the help of micro liposuction. The plastic surgeon may recommend this procedure when the patient wants only subtle enhancement and prefers a less invasive technique to minimize the discomfort and downtime.

Micro liposuction is ideally suited for working people and busy mothers who typically want a procedure that involves minimal risk and minimal downtime. Dependable plastic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Virginia, and nearby areas for micro liposuction.   

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

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