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Liposuction in Fresno


A healthy diet and regular exercise are essential if you want to stay in shape, but for many people, cellulite and stubborn fat deposits refuse to respond to any fitness regime. Certain physical factors in both women and men can make fat deposits in various areas of the body resistant, no matter what you do. If you have been working out, eating well, monitoring your calories, and still cannot get unsightly fat deposits to budge, Micro-Body Contouring may be the right solution for you.

Micro-Body Contouring: Superior Results, Less Downtime

Our liposuction specialists at Athenix use Micro-Body Contouring -- a revolutionary new technique developed in the early 21st Century, for safely and effectively removing unwanted fat, with a quick recovery, less downtime and smoother results.

This procedure is vastly different than traditional liposuction in Fresno and will not cause the severe bruising, bleeding, swelling, and extended downtime associated with liposuction in the past. Micro-Body Contouring uses small micro-cannulas with ultrasound frequencies to remove fat from stubborn areas. The ultrasound waves gently and selectively dislodge fat cells away from the body’s soft tissue for removal.

Ultrasonic Technology Targets Unsightly Fat Deposits

Traditional liposuction uses larger cannulas with less ability to target specific areas. Ultrasonic pulses used in Micro-Body Contouring cause is less invasive, and allows our board-certified plastic surgeon to select fat cells from specific areas with far less disturbance of the surrounding nerves and blood vessels – an advantage for the patient.

Micro-Body Contouring makes it possible to remove fat cells very precisely, and to address and treat smaller areas of the body, such as the face and neck. The high level of control possible with this procedure makes it popular with patients who want the least invasive procedure and a smoother result.

Because the fat cells are not damaged or destroyed in the removal process, Micro-Body Contouring enables Natural Fat Transfer to other areas of the body. Our specialists can also shift those viable fat cells to increase volume in the breast, buttocks, face, or the backs of the hands. This transfer process produces a natural increase in volume and a soft, supple, youthful result.

Busy Lifestyle? Find Out About Micro-Body Contouring

Micro-Body Contouring can be comfortably performed with a local anesthetic in our Fresno office, eliminating the risks associated with general anesthesia. The procedure is far less traumatic to the body than traditional liposuction. Downtime is limited and moderate activities may resume shortly after the surgery, which makes this minimally invasive form of liposuction ideal for people in the workforce and for those with busy families.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Micro-Body Contouring?

Liposuction is not a weight loss technique. It is a cosmetic procedure designed for men and women who are tired of fighting an uphill battle against stubborn, localized fat deposits that do not respond to exercise and diet. Stress-related high cortisol levels, non-optimum sleep patterns, insulin resistance, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal and other factors can cause stubborn fat deposits that won’t disappear no matter how rigorously you stick to your diet and exercise routine.

Removing Unwanted Fat Deposits with Targeted Liposuction

Many women store fat in the lower body and on the backs of the arms. When estrogen levels decrease after menopause, the situation changes and women begin to store fat in the lower abs, the lower back, and the sides of the waist, and so do men. Additionally, men of all ages struggle with fat in the midsection, including the harmful visceral “belly fat” that develops around waist.

These stubborn fat deposits cause unsightly bulges that affect the way your clothes fit and the overall appearance of your body. After conscientiously tracking your calories and many hours spent at the gym, it can be frustrating, to say the least, when you still have a protruding tummy area that ruins the lines of your physique. Rolls of fat under the chin that persist in spite of all your efforts can make your face and throat and look heavier and older. This technique may be the answer for you.

Removing Unwanted Fat on Hips, Buttocks, Thighs or Other Body Area

With Micro-Body Contouring, your plastic surgeon can safely remove unsightly fat deposits in a minimally invasive manner for a smoother result, and a shorter recovery time. The most commonly treated areas with liposuction in Fresno are the hips, buttocks, and thighs. Micro-Body Contouring can be used to remove unwanted fat from virtually any part of the body, including the stomach, arms, knees, ankles, breasts, back, waist, chin, and throat.

If needed, your own fat can then be used to augment other areas of the body. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can perform Natural Fat Transfer to enhance your breasts or buttocks, fill in hollows depressions in your face, or augment the tissue on the back of your hands. Natural Fat Transfer is a minimally invasive enhancement process that produces long lasting, natural-looking results.

Micro-Body Contouring – The Right Solution for Many Active People

Micro-Body Contouring is a great choice for people with busy, active lifestyles. Although recovery time varies from patient to patient, depending on factors such as overall health and the number and size of the areas treated, most of our patients are able to return to work only a few days after the surgery. In fact, many patients prefer to schedule their procedures on Friday or Saturday so they can return to work on the following Monday.

This procedure has many advantages over traditional liposuction, including:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Safer procedure
  • Can be performed with local anesthetic
  • Quicker recovery
  • Less downtime
  • Only small incisions required
  • Reduces blood loss
  • Better skin retraction
  • Smoother, more natural looking results
  • Enables Natural Fat Transfer to other areas of the body

Custom-Tailored Treatments

At Athenix, we custom tailor a body sculpting procedure for each patient based on that individual’s unique anatomy. First and foremost, we are physicians. Safety is our priority, and our number one goal is great results and a comfortable patient experience for you.

If you are tired of fighting a losing battle against stubborn fat deposits, Micro-Body Contouring could be the right solution for you. Call to schedule a free consultation at our Fresno office. One of our skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons will be happy to speak with you and discuss what you hope to achieve.

What Are the Possible Risks of Liposuction?

Liposuction, while a popular cosmetic procedure, does carry certain risks. Potential complications include infection, bleeding, uneven contours, scarring, and changes in skin sensation. There is also a risk of blood clots, fluid accumulation, and anesthesia-related complications. It is crucial to consult with a qualified surgeon and thoroughly understand the risks before proceeding with liposuction.

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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 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