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Micro Liposuction

Micro Liposuction


Micro Liposuction

Recovery: Minimal recovery, often with an immediate return to work

Micro Liposuction

More patients considering fat reduction are asking about micro liposuction. Micro liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure to permanently remove excess fat on the face & body.

Many of us have pesky fat pockets on the hips, belly, arms, and thighs that won’t budge through diet or exercise. If you’re considering lipo with Dr. Darren Smith, micro liposuction may be the right choice to achieve your desired look with minimal or no downtime.

What is Micro Liposuction?

Micro liposuction is a minimally invasive fat removal procedure. The treatment gets its name from the small size of the areas that are treated, and the low-impact nature of the procedure. Micro liposuction typically targets small pockets of fat that might be present anywhere on the body, from the face all the way down to the ankles.We tend to use smaller cannulas for micro liposcution which allows for a very precise approach that minimizes the risk of contour irregularities that are more likely when larger cannulas are used in these delicate areas..

What Areas of the Body can Micro Lipo Treat?

Dr. Smith is a leading micro liposuction provider in NYC. He specializes in removing fat from the following areas to achieve a slimmer, more contoured face or smoother silhouette.

  • Arms
  • Inner Thighs
  • Knees
  • Love Handles
  • Abdomen
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Male Chest
  • Bra Line
  • Stomach Pooch

Micro liposuction works best to correct smaller, specific problem areas.

How is Micro Lipo Performed?

Micro liposuction with Dr. Smith is an in-office procedure. Surgery is performed at our NYC clinic and only takes 30-45 minutes using local anesthesia. You’ll remain awake and experience only minimal discomfort throughout the surgery. You can have IV sedation or general anesthesia if you prefer, but we find that it truly is not necessary for these minor procedures.

 Dr. Smith uses a local anesthetic before creating several tiny incisions in the treatment area. The area will go numb, and a small cannula is used to extract the fat. You’ll be instructed to wear a compression garment after liposuction. The garment helps speed up healing time by reducing swelling and bruising. Patients are allowed to return home afterward. Many of these procedures do not require any time off from a desk job. Early results are visible in a couple weeks.

What are the Benefits of Micro Lipo?There’s no need for general anesthesia

    • Better for more delicate areas
    • It’s minimally invasive (less swelling and scarring)
    • Low chance of infection
    • Low risk of bleeding, bruising, and discomfort
    • Small incisions, often with no stitches required
    • Precise results
    • Minimal recovery, often with an immediate return to work
    • Exercise is usually allowed within 4-5 days

 What is Micro Liposuction Used To Correct?

Some patients choose micro liposuction for fat removal or to treat regular signs of aging, like sagging soft tissue or age-related structural changes. Areas like the chin, neck, and cheeks can show early signs of aging. Micro liposuction can help tone and contour these delicate areas for a more youthful appearance. It is often very helpful to combine micro liposuction with fat grafting or minimally invasive skin tightening like AccuTite or FaceTite  to achieve especially powerful results.

Other patients choose micro liposuction for minor fat removal in small areas like the hips, arms, thighs, abdomen, or legs.

What’s the Difference Between Micro and Traditional Lipo?

Micro liposuction is liposuction. It’s a procedure to permanently remove fat that is resistant to dieting and exercise. Compared to traditional liposuction, micro liposuction generally uses smaller incisions and cannulas to treat more sensitive areas of the face and body. The smaller surgical equipment helps minimize scarring and swelling in delicate areas. Once fully healed, the scars from micro liposuction are usually very hard to see. Additionally, Dr. Smith meticulously creates openings in areas that will minimize any noticeable scarring.

Micro liposuction may not be an option for all patients. Traditional liposuction methods are recommended for patients seeking to remove larger amounts of fat.

Who is a Good Candidate for NYC Micro Liposuction?

The best candidates for fat removal surgery are within their ideal weight range. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution. Instead, it’s used to shape or enhance stubborn areas of the body that make you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious. Micro lipo can improve the face’s overall appearance, correct a sagging neck, and permanently remove small amounts of fat.

 If you’re looking to remove larger amounts of fat, micro liposuction may not be the best option. Traditional liposuction or other fat removal procedures may be better for you. You’ll discuss your unique body goals and preferences with Dr. Smith during your initial consultation.

 Like with any cosmetic procedure or surgery, ideal candidates will be in good overall health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the surgery results. 

When Will I See Results?

You’ll notice a change a couple weeks after your micro liposuction surgery. Treatment areas will appear slimmer and more contoured. Swelling is normal and should subside within two to three weeks. You’ll see the full results within 3-6 months post-op.

 Fat cells removed during lipo will not return. However, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent weight gain to maximize the longevity of your results. While fat that is removed will not come back, it’s a good idea to maintain your fitness regimen to minimize fat gain in untreated areas.

How Should I Prepare for Micro Liposuction?

Ask Dr. Smith if it is necessary to plan for any time off from work after your procedure.  If you are having only local anesthesia, you do not need an escort home after the procedure, however you cannot drive right away. Please arrange a ride for yourself. Micro lipo recovery is relatively easy, and most patients recover faster than traditional liposuction. Some patients may need to take over-the-counter pain medication to help ease any discomfort.  Dr. Smith will give you a comprehensive after-care plan before leaving our office.

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Micro Liposuction in NYC

For patients looking to slim and contour-sensitive body areas with micro liposuction, Dr. Smith can help. Micro lipo is specifically designed to effectively remove fat in delicate areas while minimizing risks and reducing recovery time.

To learn if you qualify for micro liposuction and determine if this procedure is best for you, please book an initial consultation with Dr. Smith today. We look forward to welcoming you to our NYC office.




  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD

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