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The Difference Between Traditional & Micro-body Contouring

As technology and medical techniques evolve, so does the opportunity for more advanced cosmetic procedures. A breakthrough to the realm of liposuction is its excellent alternative called micro-body contouring. Fresno patients have found that this procedure not only exceeded their expectations in experience, but also were impressed by its quick recovery, and superior results.

What is Micro-body Contouring

Let's talk unwanted fat. It can be downright stubborn to say the least. MBC removes these areas of excess by utilizing Micro-body Contouring, paving the way to an improved shape and more flattering figure contours.

This removal process involves the use of small tubes called micro cannulas and ultrasound frequencies. Adipose tissue is then gently dislodged, and the cells are not destroyed. Unlike in traditional liposuction, this allows the opportunity to have natural fat transfer. Simply put, this is where unwanted fat cells are moved from one area and put into a different area of the body for increased volume.

How is Micro-body Contouring Different from Traditional Liposuction?

So yes, as stated, traditional lipo kicks the natural fat transfer possibility to the curb. It’s not that traditional liposuction hasn’t made a powerful impact on plastic surgery, but the modern advancements bring quite a few added benefits and advantages to the table. In fact, it has been suggested that micro-body contouring may eventually replace conventional lipo altogether.

The process of traditional liposuction is much more aggressive and more hard-hitting to the body. Sharper, harsher instruments are used to remove the fat and this can lead to increased downtime, and possibly cause uneven areas and tunneling.

Compared to traditional liposuction, the less invasive method of micro-body contouring:

  • Creates less bruising & swelling
  • Causes less bleeding
  • Produces smoother aesthetic results
  • Is performed on an outpatient basis, requiring no general anesthesia
  • Can be cheaper due to lack of hospitalization costs
  • The least amount of down time makes it ideal for a patient’s busy lifestyles

Schedule a Micro-body Contouring Consultation

For stubborn areas of fat that just won’t quit, micro-body contouring is an ideal option for anyone dealing with excess fat issues. At Athenix we not only specialize in this procedure, but we are dedicated to providing the skill and attentive care needed to help ensure the best outcome for each patient. For more information on Micro-body Contouring, contact one of our following locations to schedule a consultation: Bellevue, Fresno, Irvine, Pasadena or Portland.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Your safety is our top priority.

To our valued patients,

I hope that you and your families have stayed healthy and well during this difficult time. We want to thank all of the essential workers that provided us with critical services during this period and also to all of you that remained at home preventing the further spread of the virus.

As we re-open our facilities our priority remains the safety and well being of our patients and staff. To that end, we have implemented a number of important safety measures at all of our facilities.

  1. All patients, staff, and caregivers will be screened via a questionnaire and temperature for Covid-19 symptoms at the front entrance.
  2. Only those individuals that pass the screening will be allowed into the facility.
  3. Patients can only bring 1 other person with them to the appointment.
  4. All patients (and caregivers) need to wear a mask while in the facility. Please bring a cloth or other mask with you to the appointment.
  5. Physical distancing will be in effect in the office waiting room and throughout the office.
  6. Once the physical distance capacity has been reached in the waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles and will be called to come in at their appointment time.
  7. All surfaces in the office will be cleaned and disinfected at least on an hourly basis.
  8. All patient rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each patient use.
  9. Caregivers waiting for patients after surgery will be asked to not wait in the facility.
  10. All staff will be wearing PPE in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We understand that these continue to be uncertain and difficult times however we remain committed to your health, well being, safety, and ensuring you the best outcome possible.

All Athenix locations are now open. However, as we continue to practice physical distancing, we are still available for virtual consultations at any of our locations. You can reach us by calling 1-888-276-1535 or email [email protected] to get scheduled.

We thank you for your continued support and trust in Athenix and look forward to seeing you soon.


Gavin M. Dry, M.D. Chief Medical Officer