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Knee Fat Pad Surgery: How to Avoid Lengthy Lipo Recovery 

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The knees are one of the more annoying areas of the body that tend to store fat, given that it can drastically impact the overall look of the legs.

Excess fat around the knees can be a product of weight gain, skin laxity, and genetics. Within this blog post, we'll cover everything you should know about knee liposuction to get a clear idea of what to expect. 

What is Knee Liposuction?

Fat can collect itself by surrounding a fold around the knee caps known as the patella. The fat stored here can be difficult to remove even after exercising and dieting, giving your legs an unwanted, thickened appearance.


Liposuction is the main procedure used to get rid of these fat deposits, which consists of placing incisions around the patella area and inserting a cannula to suction the excess fat.

Some liposuction variants, such as Vaser Liposuction, are claimed to be more effective. Vaser uses ultrasound technology to target and break down cells before removing them with a cannula.

Micro liposuction is another option that some patients undergo, given that it's best designed for smaller areas of the body. It follows the same technique as Vaser liposuction but with smaller cannulas, allowing for a more delicate extraction. 

How Is Recovery For Knee Liposuction?

Knee fat pad surgery downtime, including the previously mentioned versions, can require up to two weeks before you can return to your regular routine.

Yet, the time for results to be apparent can be much longer. Given the use of relatively large incisions in these procedures, swelling and bruising must subside first, which is often a lengthy process.

How Long Do These Results Last?

The results for knee liposuction work as any other form of cosmetic fat removal procedure. They will be permanent if you maintain your weight.

That's because our fat cells either expand or shrink if we gain or lose weight, meaning that weight maintenance is the key to ensuring that your results last practically forever.

Better Results For Better Knees

Elite Body Sculpture proudly provides the optimal process to remove fat from the area without added risks if you want better results for better-looking knees.

Knee AirSculpt® is a minimally invasive fat removal process that doesn't use scalpels, stitches, needles, or general anesthesia to sculpt the lower leg to its desired state. Small regions like the knees are quite delicate, so our method that uses only two-millimeter-wide entry points is especially adept at contouring this area.

Patients can return to their normal routines in as little as 24 hours and are asked to take walks as soon as one day post-procedure. 

For more information on how we can help you achieve your body goals without the lengthy recovery associated with traditional liposuction, call our Las Vegas office to schedule your free consultation.


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