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Gerald Imber, M.D.

EXCELLENCE AND EXPERIENCE IN PLASTIC SURGERY

Microsuction

Based in New York City

Microsuction is a very effective, minimally invasive technique. Fine, sterile cannulas are used for the removal of fat at the corners of the mouth, the jawline, hips, abdomen and double chin.

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Microsuction is a procedure that I have championed for many years to define the jawline, correct double chin and remove other small fat pockets on the face. The incisions are invisible behind the ear lobes or are a tiny quarter inch incision under the chin. The down time is negligible and complications are exceedingly rare. It is the best procedure for facial sculpting.

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Removing the fatty spots helps a lot, of course, and as a side benefit the microsuction irritates the undersurface of the skin and seems to stimulate it to tighten and look better. An area where this does wonders is the double chin.

Microsuction may eliminate the need for neck-lift in younger patients. What you can be assured of is visible improvement. This procedure is best for smaller areas and for individuals in their late thirties and forties whose skin retains a healthy elasticity. The least dramatic results are in those individuals with little excess fat but an anatomically obtuse angle between the neck and mandible (lower jaw). The sum of all this is that if the fatty accumulations along the jaw, and elsewhere, are dealt with early by microsuction, not only are they eliminated, but the skin over them tightens and adds to the result. Here, the sum is greater than its parts.

Microsuction of the jawline and the pouches alongside the mouth should be considered whenever a patient is undergoing eyelid or other facial surgery. It is a disservice not to think of it, for so much can be gained so easily. Microsuction alone is among the most popular options in fighting the early signs of aging. It is performed under local anesthesia and sedation. A tiny hole is made either under the chin or behind the earlobes, through which the cannula is introduced. These sites are chosen because they make for easy access to the trouble spots, and they are not readily visible.

Your Microsuction will be performed in Dr. Imber‘s Surgery center located in NYC.

The result of the procedure is immediate, though masked a bit by swelling over the first week or two. In general there is very little bruising. The actual result matures over six or eight weeks. At that point, all the swelling is long gone and the skin is as taut as it is going to be. The procedure is very, very low-risk. In general, this simple procedure takes about half an hour to perform, effectively eliminates some of the earmarks of early aging and refines the lower-face contours and tightens the skin. All this without traditional surgery, with minimal recovery time and little or no risk. Sounds too good to be true, but for the appropriate patients it buys years of good looks and pushes the need for actual surgery years down the road.

Microsuction FAQ’s

What is Microsuction?

Microsuction is a procedure that Dr. Imber championed for many years to define the jawline, correct double chin and remove other small fat pockets. During this minimally invasive procedure, fine, sterile cannulas are used for the removal of fat at the corners of the mouth, the jawline, hips, abdomen and double chin.

What are the benefits of Microsuction?

Removing the fatty spots helps a lot, of course, and as a side benefit the microsuction irritates the undersurface of the skin and seems to stimulate it to tighten and look better. An area where this does wonders is the double chin.
Microsuction may eliminate the need for neck-lift in younger patients. What you can be assured of is visible improvement. This procedure is best for smaller areas and for individuals in their late thirties and forties whose skin retains a healthy elasticity.

What type of anesthesia will I receive? Will there be pain?

Local Anesthesia with Sedation

How long will recovery take?

The down time is negligible and complications are exceedingly rare. It is the best procedure for facial sculpting.

Are there any non-invasive alternatives?

Yes there are but none of the results are as rapid and predictable as microsuction.

Do I need any special garment or bindings?

No. We will provide you with everything you will need pre and post surgery.

Why do I need a board certified plastic surgeon?

A board certified plastic surgeon holds the highest levels of education and training needed to deliver the best results. This qualification is not easy to achieve, so by using a board-certified plastic surgeon, you also know they meet the standards of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Will there be any scarring?

Usual incisions are a quarter of inch under the chin or behind the ear lobes.

How much does MicroSuction cost?

Actual prices will be determined at the time of consultation. Schedule your consultation for a Microsuction today by emailing or calling our office at 212-472-1800.

He is very thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and you cannot negotiate services or anything with him. It’s his way or the highway. I had a lot of work done years ago long before plastic surgery was so common. My daughter went to him last year for lipo and he is exactly as thorough and precise as he was then. If you are a Botox junkie looking for quick fixes on the cheap, he probably won’t be right for you. His work is very subtle, understated, natural and undetectable.
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Schedule Your Consultation

Contact Dr. Imber today to schedule your microsuction consultation. Once a time has been chosen, Dr. Imber and his amazing staff will guide you through orientation, answer any questions, and provide you with before and after images of past procedures. Dr. Imber owns and operates a private clinic that respects a patients choice of privacy. If you are seeking one of the best plastic surgeons in New York call us today for your consultation!

Dr. Gerald Imber and his staff will be happy to discuss your Microsuction procedure with you. Please call for a private consultation or schedule an appointment online at our Upper East Side office.

Testimonials

  • "I am so happy with the treatments I have been receiving at the Youth Corridor Clinic. The entire staff from the Front Desk to the medical estheticians make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I tend to be a bit nervous about pain and this was PAIN FREE. They are happy to answer any questions that you have! My skin has never looked better and I have received so many compliments. I would recommend Youth Corridor Clinic to anyone that is looking to improve their skin!!!" - by S.K.

  • "I’ve been visiting the Youth Corridor every few weeks in attempts to rejuvenate my skin after years of sun damage. I can’t say enough good things about their “No-Peel Peel,” which I credit for saving my skin. I’ve also had a deeper chemical peel there and have been astounded at the results. Their office is so clean and the estheticians are so patient and knowledgeable. I’ve already sent many of my friends there who have also had similarly positive experiences." - by M.W.

  • "Dr. Imber has hands of gold. Everything he touches, he makes beautiful. Whether it’s an injection of a filler to a complete rhinoplasty, he takes his time, and always get the job done with expertise and precision. I’ve been to my share of physicians and I put Dr. Imber at the top of my list. His staff is compassionate to all of your needs, and they always anticipate the unexpected…a top notch office …all around… I would highly recommend Dr. Imber and his staff, thanks again!" - by L.M.

  • "He is very thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and you cannot negotiate services or anything with him. It’s his way or the highway. I had a lot of work done years ago long before plastic surgery was so common. My daughter went to him last year for lipo and he is exactly as thorough and precise as he was then. If you are a Botox junkie looking for quick fixes on the cheap, he probably won’t be right for you. His work is very subtle, understated, natural and undetectable." - by S.H.

Testimonials

"I am so happy with the treatments I have been receiving at the Youth Corridor Clinic. The entire staff from the Front Desk to the medical estheticians make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I tend to be a bit nervous about pain and this was PAIN FREE. They are happy to answer any questions that you have! My skin has never looked better and I have received so many compliments. I would recommend Youth Corridor Clinic to anyone that is looking to improve their skin!!!" - by S.K.

 

"I’ve been visiting the Youth Corridor every few weeks in attempts to rejuvenate my skin after years of sun damage. I can’t say enough good things about their “No-Peel Peel,” which I credit for saving my skin. I’ve also had a deeper chemical peel there and have been astounded at the results. Their office is so clean and the estheticians are so patient and knowledgeable. I’ve already sent many of my friends there who have also had similarly positive experiences." - by M.W.

 

"Dr. Imber has hands of gold. Everything he touches, he makes beautiful. Whether it’s an injection of a filler to a complete rhinoplasty, he takes his time, and always get the job done with expertise and precision. I’ve been to my share of physicians and I put Dr. Imber at the top of my list. His staff is compassionate to all of your needs, and they always anticipate the unexpected…a top notch office …all around… I would highly recommend Dr. Imber and his staff, thanks again!" - by L.M.

 

"He is very thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and you cannot negotiate services or anything with him. It’s his way or the highway. I had a lot of work done years ago long before plastic surgery was so common. My daughter went to him last year for lipo and he is exactly as thorough and precise as he was then. If you are a Botox junkie looking for quick fixes on the cheap, he probably won’t be right for you. His work is very subtle, understated, natural and undetectable." - by S.H.

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