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What Is Micro Liposuction?
In plastic surgery, the terms “micro” and also “mini” means that a smaller imperfection is to be treated, by using a smaller incision. The benefits of micro procedures may include a reduction in surgical time, a quicker recovery time, and the chance of less pain.
To achieve the best results using micro procedures in plastic surgery, you must have a treatment plan. Micro-liposuction procedures require a coordinated combination of procedures to get optimal results. Although the results are temporary, micro liposuction may be all that is required to satisfy a patient for five years or more. Micro liposuction is also used for touchups, in the form of smaller secondary surgeries throughout their lifetime, keeping up with the aging process. By using micro liposuction tools, there will be smaller incisions, and tinier sutures compared to larger incisions that require larger, heavier stitches.
There are micro neck lifts where qualified doctors can perform a direct excision of excessive neck muscle or skin through a small incision under the chin and at the back of the neck. This technique requires significant expertise on the part of the doctor.
Micro-liposuction is also known as tumescent liposuction. This procedure is used by many liposuction doctors today and offers a smaller incision, less recovery time and pain.
When liposuction is done on small pockets of fat using tiny cannulas, it may be referred to as “micro liposuction.” Cannulas used to remove the fat range in diameter from 1.5 mm to 6 mm in diameter. Micro-liposuction is generally used for more refined contouring and sculpting.
Because micro procedures are new, it is difficult to establish an average cost. There are so many different types, and every case is unique. Liposuction costs vary across regions. Costs are the highest in the Northeast and the West Coast. Central and southern states are less expensive because the cost of living is generally lower.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Liposuction2 Feb 2010|