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Minimally Invasive Knee Fat Removal: What's The Best Option?

Minimally Invasive Knee Fat Removal: What Are Your Best Options?

The knees are one of the most surprising parts of the body where fat deposits can be stored. 

Although subtle compared to other regions, stubborn fat pads on the knees can change the aesthetic of your full legs. Excess fat around the knees can be the product of several factors, from weight gain to hormones to loose skin and genetics. 

Here, we'll cover everything you need to know about knee fat removal procedures from the start to the final results. 

All in all, the market for knee fat removal has evolved, with several solutions available to provide significant results without using invasive techniques found within traditional surgeries. These procedures are known as 'noninvasive' and 'minimally invasive' techniques, surging in popularity due to their ability to sculpt dramatic results with reduced downtime.

Various Knee Liposuction Treatments Exist To Reduce Risks 

Liposuction is one of the most famous knee fat removal treatments, where fat is collected around the knee caps using a cannula. This tool is designed to suction fat from the body. 

Minimally invasive knee liposuction procedures enable patients to remain fully awake under local anesthesia. Avoiding being put under general anesthesia dramatically lowers the risks of severe side effects like blood clots.

Even thin patients often need cosmetic surgery to remove fat from the knee area. Natural means such as exercise and diet can struggle to tone the knees compared to other body areas. 

One relatively common variant of the liposuction procedure is Vaser Liposuction. The process uses ultrasound technology to break down the fat cells, allowing for easier removal. Although it has become much more standard recently, this approach tends to be better for larger areas requiring significant fat reduction. It tends to come with more downtime than other minimally invasive techniques. 

Micro Liposuction is another technique designed to remove excess fat, following similar principles of ultrasound technology but using a small cannula for more subtle extractions. Micro liposuction techniques like AirSculpt are the best options for smaller surface areas such as the neck and knees and lesser amounts of fat.

The Better Option For Minimally Invasive Knee Fat Removal

Knee AirSculpt® is a patented, minimally invasive knee fat removal technique that doesn't use a scalpel, needle, stitches, or general anesthesia to provide patients with permanent results.

The process begins with the AirPen, a device that uses air pressure differentials to administer numbing medication without an injection. A tiny entry point is then made with a biopsy punch, avoiding the need for scalpel cuts. The proprietary AirSculpt cannula is inserted to remove fat with a mechanical movement designed to enhance precision and protect the surrounding tissues.

Unlike more invasive liposuction techniques, which lack the ability to sculpt small, subtle areas like the knees with a high degree of finesse, AirSculpt surgeons enjoy unmatched accuracy and control. While treatments frequently leave patients with uneven legs, lumps, or ripples that ultimately require a corrective procedure, AirSculpt can permanently remove knee fat pads to deliver a tapered and balanced look.

As famed cosmetic surgeon Dr. Aaron Rollins explains in the FAQ video above, one added benefit of sculpting the knees is that they heal quickly compared to other body parts.

Patients remain fully awake and comfortable, talking to their surgeon or a friend throughout the process. As you can see in the above video, the featured La Jolla patient was so alert and comfortable that she could be interviewed in real-time during her treatment. As Dr. Rollins explains at the 5:42 mark, remaining awake during knee liposuction is ideal for patient safety:

"Being awake is safer, in my opinion. And being awake doesn't limit your results in any way. We can take out just as much if you are awake or asleep, and I feel that it is important to feel like you have some control of the situation. You get to interact with the staff, and you actually get to help the doctor. If your surgeon wants you to move your leg, you can move your leg... and you can actually help create the result you want, and watch, and critique it."

Our San Diego body sculpting office provides an optimal, innovative knee fat removal solution.

This procedure is among the most safe and comfortable processes on the market. The small incisions provide for minimal scarring and only one to two days of downtime while still delivering permanent results. 

If you want to learn more and are not in the San Diego area, contact the body contouring office nearest you for a free consultation. 


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