What is High Def Lipo?
High Definition Liposuction refers to the ability to drastically improve body contouring outcomes using VASER technology which stands for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance to remove stubborn fat as well as a skin tightening procedure for loose skin. To achieve the best body contouring procedure results, it is best to combine fat removal with skin tightening procedure. The HD liposuction procedure typically involves the use of a thin cannula, a small tube inserted through tiny incisions in the skin, to suction out any unwanted and stubborn fat. The cannula is carefully manipulated to target specific areas and contour the muscles, resulting in a more defined appearance. Additionally, the fat that is removed is carefully processed and purified, reducing the risk of complications such as infection, bleeding, and scarring. With traditional liposuction you can remove areas of fat, but with high definition liposuction you can sculpt the body and it can help remove fat underneath your muscles which helps restore your body shape to a more natural appearance. Our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Payne can discuss more information during your initial consultation
Am I a Good Candidate for Hi Def Liposuction?
An ideal candidates for HD liposuction are nonsmokers, and patients with good health who have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure. Ideal candidate for vaser lipo is someone who is looking to sculpt and contour the body vs fat reduction. It is important to understand that this is not a weight loss procedure. The best candidate is a patient who is maintaining a healthy lifestyle diet and health weight which has excess fat that cannot be resolved with diet or exercise. A BMI of 30 or less is ideal for best results.
However, it is important to note that HD liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, and it is not recommended for people who are significantly overweight.
What is the Difference Between High Definition Liposuction and Traditional Liposuction?
Hi-def lipo is referred to liposculpture because the fat is removed and sculpted to certain areas of the body for a more defined appearance; whereas, Traditional liposuction is recommended for patients with BMI above 30 to remove excess fat from areas of the body.
How Does Vaser Liposuction Work?
Hi-def liposuction is a non-invasive procedure with minimum to no downtime. During your procedure the area worked on will be numbed with using tumescent solution which will loosen the layer of fat. The Vaser device then goes in through openings on the skin to administer ultrasonic waves. The high frequency sound energy breaks down fatty tissue and it gives accessibility to break down to fat cells.
Which Areas of Body can be Treated with HD Lipo?
Where Will my HD Liposuction be Performed?
Your Hi-Def liposuction will be performed at the outpatient surgery centers under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. Our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Payne will provide the best liposuction technique making small incisions in the treatment area to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat.
What is the Purpose of Lymphatic Message?
Lymphatic massage is recommended after all liposuction procedures, including HD Lipo which helps remove excess fluid from the tissue and can help with swelling and recovery after your cosmetic surgery.
Is High Definition Liposuction Just for Men?
Both women and men can benefit from High Definition Liposuction cosmetic procedure. Men typically like to include the chest in their procedure for a more athletic appearance, while women like to add liposuction of the “love handles” or abdomen to achieve a slimmer waist with a more defined abdomen appearance.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Eric Payne you can request and discuss your realistic surgical expectations.
When will Results be Visible?
The body sculpting result for this type of plastic surgery is usually visible when swelling and bruising has subsided, this can vary between patients. Swelling can last from 6 months up to 1 year and the skin can continue to tighten up to 6 months after your liposuction procedure. The result of Hi-Def Liposuction and body contouring can be permanent as long as patients maintain a active and healthy lifestyle. It is important to monitor and maintain your weight after procedure. Weight gain can cause results to not last.
Benefits of Hi-Definition Liposuction Procedure
You can obtain a six-pack by physical activity, strict diet, and continuous exercise. This can be tough and challenging to achieve as one begins to age. By using liposuction around your abdominal muscles, your board certified plastic surgeon can give you a natural muscle tone and musculature appearance under the fat deposits.
How do I Prepare for Hi-Def Lipo?
Optimizing your nutrition is key when it comes to preparing for Hi-Def Lipo procedure. Consuming an adequate amount of protein such as (legumes, chicken, meat, or a protein shake) can help you prepare for this cosmetic procedure. Smoking must be stopped at least 12 weeks prior to your procedure to eliminate any Nicotine products from your body as it can lead to complications and slow the healing process. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise is the most important when preparing for Hi-def liposuction procedure.
What is the Recovery Time After the Procedure?
Most patients can experience moderate to mild discomfort following the procedure. The numbness typically wears off after 48 hours. You will be placed in a compression garment right after your procedure. Drainage in the first 24-48 hours is normal. Your small incisions after your lipo procedure will heal in just a few days. Post op instructions on pain management will be given to you right after your fat removal procedure.
Can the Fat Come Back in the Treated Areas After Surgery?
Patients are expected to maintain their weight by exercising and dieting. For best treatment results it is best to not discontinue healthy eating and exercise habits following the plastic surgery.
How Much Does HD Liposuction Cost?
Every person is different, so price varies based on what area is being treated, and how much fat is to be removed. Typically the surgery will cost around $4,000-$8,000 including anesthesia and facility fees. The quality of the surgeon is also a factor in cost, and a board certified plastic surgeon is always the best option.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Texas Liposuction Specialty Clinic in Houston today to schedule a consultation for your Liposuction with Dr. Payne.