Minisculpture is a more refined type of liposuction performed with instruments that are considerably smaller than those used for conventional liposuction. The instruments are around one to two millimeters in size and are specifically designed to address areas of the body that require extreme precision. Minisculpture may be performed on its own or with other procedures such as lip augmentation, eyelid enhancement, laser treatment and other minimally invasive procedures.
Minisculpture is mainly used on very specific areas of the body that are difficult to address with conventional liposuction. This may include facial areas like the nasolabial folds, jowls, cheeks, and jaw-line, all of which can be sculpted with delicate instruments of one millimeter in size. Minisculpture may also be used on the arms, axilla and bra areas, back, chin, knees, calves, and ankles.
Dr. Abergel performs minisculpture in our surgical suite using local anesthesia. The procedure is short and minimally invasive. Since sedation is not used, patients are able to drive themselves home after the procedure. One of the advantages of the minisculpture procedure is that patients do not experience any of the side effects associated with general anesthesia. The recovery period is remarkably easy with very minimal discomfort. In addition, bruising and swelling are nearly undetectable. Patients who are having facial areas treated are typically able to return to work within forty-eight hours, while all other patients are usually able to return to work the next day.
Q - What is minisculpture?
Minisculpture is a more refined form of liposuction which is performed with instruments that are significantly smaller than those used for traditional liposuction. The size of the instruments is about one to two millimeters and the shape is specifically designed to address areas of the body requiring extreme precision. Minisculpture can be performed in association with other procedures such as eyelid enhancement, lip augmentation, laser treatment and other minimally invasive techniques.
Q - What areas can be treated with minisculpture?
Some of the more common areas which minisculpture is used to treat include facial areas like the nasolabial folds, cheeks, jowls, and jawline. Minisculpture is typically used to treat specific areas that are often difficult to treat with traditional liposuction. Other areas of the body which may be treated with minisculpture include the chin, axilla and bra areas, arms, back, knees, calves and ankles.
Q - How do I know if I’m a good candidate for minisculpture?
If you are healthy, have good skin tone and a moderate amount of excess fat that you would like to improve, you may be a good candidate for minisculpture. During a consultation with Dr. Abergel, he will be able to confirm whether or not minisculpture is right for you.
Q - Where does Dr. Abergel perform the minisculpture procedure?
Dr. Abergel performs the minisculpture procedure at our state-of-the-art, California-licensed surgery center. This is adjacent to St. John's Hospital where Dr. Abergel has privileges. After the minisculpture procedure, you will be able to recover in the comfort of your own home.