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Everything You Need to Know About High Definition Liposuction

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


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Today's Americans are spending more money on plastic surgery than ever before. High definition liposuction is one of those treatments that's making lipo even more attractive.

In 2016, people spent billions of dollars on hundreds of thousands of different plastic surgery procedures, including lipo. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a total of $16 billion went to cosmetic surgeries in one year alone. It's no longer seen as just for the wealthy or celebrities - lipo and other cosmetic procedures can help everyone look their best.

High definition liposuction brings a whole new level of potential to what lipo can do. Wondering if HD lipo is right for you? In this guide, we have the answers to all your questions. Keep reading before you book an appointment!

What Is HD Lipo?

HD lipo or VASER is a new ultrasound liposuction procedure that takes traditional lipo to the next level. Just like with regular lipo, HD removes fat strategically from some places in the body, to show off the natural structure beneath.

VASER is short for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy of Resonance. This procedure uses a device that liquefies the fat cells before removing them from the body. The surgeon also applies tumescent fluid to the area, which helps break down the fat even more and also sedates the location.

When the fat is totally broken down, the surgeon uses suction to remove it from the body completely. This method can be used on almost any body part, such as the arms, chest, shoulders, abs, buttocks, and inner thighs. HD lipo sculpts the body to the perfect natural shape, removing fat from select areas and, if necessary, re-injecting the fat into other areas for the best possible contours.

If you're already healthy, but struggling to get those last layers of fat out of the way for a defined appearance, HD lipo is right for you.

Think you might be a candidate? Let's take a closer look at what makes you a good fit.

The Best Candidates for High Definition Liposuction

The ideal candidate for HD lipo is in good shape, has a solid underlying musculature, and don't have much fat that needs removing. If you want a "shredded" look, this procedure can help you get it.

You may not have much extra fat, but getting the look you want can be difficult without resorting to extreme measures. This procedure helps to change your body while keeping you healthy.

It's also important to have good skin elasticity before getting this procedure, so you won't fall victim to sagging.

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The VASER ultrasound-assisted device sends out ultrasound waves that melt and loosen the fat. Next, the surgeon makes tiny, hidden incisions to insert the device that will remove the fat.

If it's decided that the removed fat will be injected into other body parts, it's purified before re-injecting. This is called a "fat transfer."

When you get an HD lipo procedure done, you'll be put under general anesthesia in a surgical facility. The procedure will be longer or shorter depending on what areas you're getting treated and how many areas you want to be done.

After it's over, you'll be placed in a compression garment, which helps your blood circulate and lets you heal faster. You can expect to need 7 to 10 days away from work while you recover after the surgery.

Within about two to four weeks, you can get back to light activity and exercise. Once four weeks have passed, you should be able to get back to your normal exercise routine. Make sure you get cleared by your doctor before resuming your normal workouts, though.

When you're healed, you'll see the muscle definition you've been hoping for. A good surgeon will take care to give you symmetrical, properly proportioned sculpting that highlights and enhances your natural shape.

How Much Does HD Lipo Cost?

HD lipo uses more training and advanced equipment than traditional lipo procedures. You can expect to pay about twice as much as you would for regular lipo.

However, the area worked on and the amount of fat removed will also affect the whole cost. The procedures can range in price from about $3,000 to $14,000.

What's the Difference Between HD and Standard Lipo?

During standard liposuction, the surgeon just removes the excess fat from select parts of the body. In HD lipo, the fat also gets removed, but it's strategically done in a way that lets the muscles underneath show through with more definition. Traditional lipo also doesn't involve fat re-injection as HD procedures can.

With an HD treatment, you're getting rid of the deepest layers of fat, as well as superficial and subdermal layers. This removes the fat that lies on top of the muscles, so they become more visible. HD lipo doesn't just take away fat - it sculpts the body to its best possible shape.

Is HD Lipo Permanent?

As long as you maintain your healthy weight, the results of HD lipo will stay visible. Weight gain and loss, pregnancy, and childbirth will all have an effect on the lasting results. You'll want to be sure to keep up with a healthy diet and active lifestyle for the best results once the procedure is over.

Does HD Lipo Tighten the Skin?

You may have heard about some skin-tightening benefits of high definition liposuction. It's true - the ultrasound procedure helps with skin retraction after the appointment is finished.

Ready to Give High Definition Liposuction a Try?

High definition liposuction is changing the lipo game. HD lipo takes things beyond fat removal, with artistic physical sculpting that reveals the best possible you.

Countless patients are already enjoying the results of their HD procedures. Ready to see the results for yourself? Contact us today to get started.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.