Most cosmetic patients are familiar with liposuction- the process of removing unwanted fat by minimal invasion into the fat layer and suction. Micro-liposuction, or tumescent liposuction, is very similar to standard liposuction, except that it is performed in our office using local anesthesia, as opposed to being in a surgery center under general anesthesia. For this reason, micro-lipo is a safer option to liposuction.
Dr. Karlsberg has performed hundreds of micro-liposuction procedures on many areas of the body. Using micro-thin cannulas and very small incisions, he is able to focus on body sculpting and more intricate and artistic aspects of liposuction.
Although Dr. Karlsberg can perform micro-liposuction anywhere on the body where fat is present, it can be especially beneficial in the treatment of sagging jowls, double chin, and “turkey neck.” By removing excess fat to improve the contour of the face and neck areas, this approach allows Dr. Karlsberg to sculpt and rejuvenate the aging face for natural-looking results.
It is also possible to combine micro-liposuction with THERMItight in areas where there is a need for both fat reduction and skin tightening.