While traditional liposuction is still considered the gold standard when it comes to removing excess fat, there is another procedure that focuses on smaller areas and is better suited for quick cosmetic interventions.
Mini lipo, as an operation, is much faster and should be only performed on patients who are close to their ideal body weight. Basically, if you have lost all the excess weight through dieting and working out, but you still have pockets of fat on certain areas of your body that are more stubborn and won’t go away, then mini liposuction is the solution to all your troubles.
The difference between the traditional liposuction
The main difference between the traditional procedure and mini lipo is the eligibility. Aside from a few health requirements, almost everyone is eligible for a traditional liposuction, while mini lipo is recommended only for people who need a small portion of fat storage removed or a quick cosmetic correction.
Another difference between the two is the size of the cannula – the main instrument used in removing subcutaneous fat. Mini lipo uses a much smaller micro-cannula in order to precisely target smaller areas and achieve the best results.
Mini liposuction is considered to be a better option when removing up to 2.5 pounds of excess fat, while the traditional procedure is recommended for everything above that weight. Certain areas of the body like the neck, face, and knees can benefit much more from mini lipo. Being a much quicker and less painful procedure, mini lipo is usually done under local anesthesia, while traditional lipo often requires the administration of general anesthesia due to the amount of work, blood pressure control, etc.
What to expect
For a fairly simple cosmetic intervention, mini lipo can produce some amazing results. You will feel much better once the excess fat has finally been removed from the areas of your body where all the diets and exercise didn’t have an effect. For our specialists, this is a routine procedure they perform on a daily basis, so we are sure that you will be more than happy with the outcome. It will not only improve your overall health, but also boost your confidence, as you will finally achieve that perfect look you’ve been striving for so long. This is a minimally invasive procedure, nevertheless, it will leave you with a small scar where the cannula was inserted. The scar is not permanent and will fade over time.
The recovery period
We recommend resting for a couple of days after the procedure to prevent any unnecessary strain to the operated area. Our doctors will prescribe you with pain medication so that the healing process goes as smoothly as possible. Mini liposuction has a much shorter recovery period, so you can expect to be fully healed after 2 weeks. That being said, we recommend taking a break from working out for at least a full month.
If you have any questions regarding the procedures we conduct here at Adcure, feel free to contact us via our website or by directly calling our medical facilities in Madrid.