“How Mini Liposuction Compares to Full Liposuction” by Dr. Y. Sosa
by Dr. Yakelin Sosa
Liposuction has remained one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for a reason. Lipo removes stubborn areas of fat with less downtime than surgery, and an easier recovery. Even though it’s less invasive than surgery, it can still be overkill when you have very small areas of fat that you want removed. That’s where mini-liposuction comes in.
Mini-lipo is an alternative to full liposuction. The procedure is similar, although less complicated. Mini-liposuction is used to remove very small amounts of fat that don’t respond to exercise or diet, including fat on the thighs, stomach, hips, arms or chin. If you aren’t sure if you’re a good candidate for mini-lipo, or if you need the full procedure, here’s a look at some differences between the two to help you make a decision.
While liposuction is often done under full anesthesia, mini-lipo can be done with local anesthesia because it is less invasive. The procedure uses the same technology as laser liposuction with smaller instruments than full lipo. After making very small incisions, a small fiber-optic laser is inserted to literally melt away small amounts of fat that the body absorbs and removes. The laser technology also triggers tightening of the skin, which means no sagging skin after the procedure, which can happen after liposuction. Because very little fat is removed, you won’t have the skin irregularities that are often seen following full liposuction.
Mini lipo usually takes around one hour to perform on an outpatient basis. You can return to work and normal activities soon after the procedure, unlike liposuction, which has a much longer recovery period. The risks are very low, and even lower than that of traditional liposuction.
Mini-Lipo is Designed for Small Flaws
Unlike traditional liposuction, mini-lipo is designed to treat very delicate areas, tighten the skin and remove small amounts of fat to treat minor flaws and reveal toned muscles. Mini-liposuction can treat very small areas like the back of the hands or under the chin, and it’s also effective for love handles, thighs, buttocks and the stomach.
Even people who are a normal weight often struggle with pockets of fat that don’t respond to exercise, and never will. Mini-liposuction can fine tune these areas to remove unsightly bulges or problem areas with very little downtime.
If you’d like to make minor improvements to your body and finally get rid of fat around your chin or stubborn love handles, mini-lipo may be the right choice for you. This procedure is highly customized to fit your needs and goals, and it’s more affordable than full lipo. MD Ageless Solutions is a leading Miami medical spa that offers mini-liposuction tailored to you. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the procedure.
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