“Choosing Micro Liposuction for Precise Results” by Dr. Sayah
by Dr. David Sayah
When it comes to body sculpting, there are a number of different options available. One of these is micro liposuction, and it’s preferred by many plastic surgeons for its ability to deliver incredibly precise results compared to other techniques. What is micro liposuction, and what sets it apart from other liposuction methods?
The Benefits of Micro Lipo
There are three primary benefits to choosing micro liposuction over other body sculpting options:
- Micro liposuction uses the same approach as tumescent lipo, except that the cannula used is quite a bit smaller. This offers a modernized approach toward traditional liposuction.
- Patients can enjoy reduced swelling and bruising after body sculpting with micro lipo, plus a faster recovery time. This is due to the less invasive nature of the smaller cannula.
- The use of smaller instruments offers your surgeon a greater level of control and finesse. Areas that are challenging to sculpt with traditional lipo are easier to address via micro lipo.
In the hands of a surgeon who is less experienced, using a larger cannula can lead to uneven results, including dimples and high spots. The larger circumference of a standard cannula makes it easy to remove too much fat, especially if a surgeon isn’t as familiar with more refined body sculpting techniques. Although micro lipo isn’t a substitute for expertise, it does offer a higher degree of precision for superior results.
What Makes Micro Lipo Different
Although the cannula in traditional liposuction isn’t any larger than the diameter of a pencil, the cannula used during micro lipo has an even smaller diameter, typically no larger than 3 mm and usually closer to 1 mm. Despite the reduced cannula size, there is no corresponding decrease in the number of fat cells that can be removed during the procedure; the name refers to the instruments, not your results.
A micro cannula still effectively removes enough fat to sculpt smoother, slimmer lines nearly anywhere on the body. The main difference is that the much narrower cannula lets your surgeon more accurately correct problem spots, even in very delicate areas. Popular areas for micro lipo include the:
However, micro lipo can be performed anyplace on the face or body where other liposuction methods can be used.
What to Expect after Micro Lipo
Using smaller tools means a less invasive surgery for patients. This translates into reduced blood loss during the procedure, plus less bruising and swelling in the early days of recovery. In short, micro lipo offers a faster, more comfortable recovery for patients while allowing surgeons to use a higher level of refinement that delivers superior results and improved fine-tuning of your figure.
A Note on Surgeon Skills
Although a number of plastic surgeons who specialize in body sculpting do prefer using micro lipo, the truth is that the best results don’t depend on the specific technique nearly so much as they rely on a doctor’s experience and surgical skill. It takes a keen aesthetic eye to know exactly where to target liposuction efforts for maximum impact, as well as extensive knowledge of anatomy to understand the best approach to use.
If you’re interested in micro liposuction, it’s a good idea to stick to a board-certified plastic surgeon who has plenty of experience with body sculpting through surgical liposculpture. This ensures that you’re in expert hands for the best results, especially when micro lipo is the method of choice.