Although NOT a low cost liposuction procedure, micro liposuction allows you to reshape to perfection smaller body areas such as your chin, face neck.
In fact, when you need to reshape smaller body areas, you can expect your plastic surgeon to recommend micro lipo over all other types of liposuction.
Why? Because it uses tinier incisions and smaller instruments for more precision and better procedure control.
With such finer instruments, face, neck or chin lipo is a much more precise and gentle technique, so you’ll have fewer complication risks than with conventional lipo.
Plus, you’ll only require a local anesthesia, which is not only safer, but because it lasts for several hours you’ll need less pain medication after the surgery.
When to Consider a Chin or Neck Micro Liposuction
You’ll be pleasantly surprised… Neck lipo gives you a totally new look!
Why would you want a “new look”?
Well, because the signs of aging (especially after you’ve lost some weight) show up first on your neck. It’s actually been said that you can tell a woman’s age by merely looking at her neck.
Not sure if the above is true… But if you want to get rid of that sagging part (which unfortunately is always visible) regaining a firm jaw and neck line, you can achieve this younger look with a chin or neck lipo.
Plus, the fat removed through micro-liposuction can be used to fill out less-plumped areas, like your lips, for example.
Yes, after the surgery you will have to wear a compression band around your chin for a few days, but you’ll see a smooth and graceful neck line in as little as a week!
Are you a good candidate for micro liposuction?
Yes, if you’re in relatively good shape and seeking to lose inches rather than weight. Why? Because considering liposuction for weight loss is not a good idea.
Remember, this is NOT a substitute for eating right to lose weight and regular exercise. Rather, it is recommended when you need fat removed from small areas, on which you want an improved contouring.
How Does Micro Liposuction Work?
You may have heard of tumescent anesthesia… this is a widely used sedation technique used successfully in micro lipo because it permits the removal of larger amounts of fat without requiring intravenous sedation or the traditional general anesthesia.
Your surgeon will start the procedure by injecting subcutaneously a local anesthetic – typically a solution of lidocaine and adrenaline or epinephrine. This makes your targeted fat tissue tumescent (swollen and firmer), easily differentiating the fat layer from surrounding soft tissue and muscles.
This technique allows the surgeon to access easier your unwanted fat pockets and remove them through suction with tiny cannulas no bigger than a fever thermometer, and then to
tighten any loose skin.
This delicate procedure is minimally invasive – you may be done within 20-30 minutes! Unlike a face lift, which requires a more difficult surgery with more complex incisions and longer recovery time, this procedure gives your chin a nicely shaped look with very little trauma to your face.
And all this, while you’re fully awake – thus able to respond to any of the surgeon’s prompts as needed… You may even be required to stand to allow him to adjust the fat removal for improved symmetry and tissue smoothness.
More Face, Neck and Chin Lipo Benefits
Apart from enhancing your self-image and boosting your confidence, the most valuable benefits you get with these types of liposuction include:
- Perfect body contouring as you’ll get relatively large amounts of fat removed
- Reduced risk of infection as no stitches or drains are needed
- A scar not larger than a freckle
- Negligible pain, blood loss and bruising
- Minimal recovery time (you can return to your normal activity the next day)
- Fewer side effects due to less pain medication needed after the surgery
What Else Should You Know about Micro Lipo?
Keep in mind that just because small areas are targeted it doesn’t mean that micro lipo is a low cost liposuction. For example, prices for chin lipo range from $2,600-$3,600. Of course, as with any cosmetic procedure, prices depend on the surgeon and the geographical location you choose.
Make sure you take your time when consulting with a plastic surgeon…
Choose an experienced, board-certified professional to minimize the risks and get the best possible micro liposuction results. Just because it’s not a major surgery doesn’t mean you should put in micro-effort to exercise the appropriate due-diligence getting all the information you can beforehand and checking the promotions that are sometimes offered.