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Most Common High Definition Liposuction Side Effects

/ Dr. Aric Aghayan
High Definition Liposuction Side Effects

High definition liposuction side effects can range from something as basic as prolonged swelling and bruising to more serious effects like hyperpigmentation or even numbness or fluid accumulation. Below, we’ll go over the main side effects of HD VASER liposuction as well as what to do if you experience them.

What Is High Definition Liposuction?

All liposuction procedures remove fat cells from the body. Excess fat in the abdomen, arms, hips, or thighs, for example, can be difficult to get rid of without this intervention. Even with focused diet and exercise, fat removal is not guaranteed. Traditional liposuction techniques can help sculpt these “trouble areas” and remove unwanted fat via suction.

But what about patients who want more focused fat removal and a more sculpted body?

For these individuals, Dr. Aghayan uses a liposuction procedure called high definition liposuction. You may also see it referred to as high def liposuction, hi def lipo, or HD liposuction (all are the same).

This advanced fat removal procedure uses VASER ultrasound energy technology to suction out fat cells while sculpting your musculature. The result is clear removal of unwanted fat and high definition body sculpting. Patients look leaner and fitter at the same time.

What Is VASER High Definition Liposuction?

Side Effects Of High Definition Liposuction

The terms associated with hi def lipo can be confusing because it can be referred to in so many different ways. Let’s begin with the basics.

VASER stands for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance. Essentially, this is a technique that uses ultrasound energy prior to fat removal to liquify and loosen the fat.

VASER high definition liposuction offers the same fat removing results that all liposuction patients want, with the added benefit of less damage to surrounding tissue and an easier recovery. VASER HD lipo can be more comfortable and provide more detailed body contouring as well.

When combined with HD techniques, VASER liposuction can offer outstanding results. All that is needed to maintain these results is leading a healthy lifestyle and trying not to gain weight in large amounts.

Side Effects of High Definition Liposuction

Now, let’s discuss high definition VASER liposuction side effects. Naturally, every liposuction patient is different. Furthermore, the good news is that, in general, side effects of liposuction of any kind are mild.

Still, it’s important to know what to look for in the event of a complication. The following is a list of the most common side effects of high definition liposuction.

Mild HD Liposuction Side Effects

Swelling: Mild to moderate swelling in the treated areas is normal and can persist for several weeks.

Bruising: Caused by ruptured blood vessels, bruising is common and varies in intensity depending on the individual and the extent of liposuction.

Discomfort: Some discomfort or soreness is typical. This can usually be managed with prescribed pain medication and rest.

Numbness: Temporary numbness or altered sensation in the treated areas is common and usually resolves over time.

Tightness: A sensation of tightness in the skin can occur and may last for a few weeks.

Fluid Drainage: Draining fluids from the incision sites is normal for a few days after surgery.

Redness: Temporary redness or irritation around the incision sites is common.

Fatigue: Many patients experience fatigue during the initial recovery period.

Scarring: Minimal scarring is typical, and incision sites are usually small and inconspicuous.

Irregularities: Some unevenness or lumpiness in the treated areas is normal initially but tends to smooth out over time.

Itching: Temporary itching or discomfort around the incisions can occur as the area heals.

Possibly Serious HD Liposuction Side Effects

VASER Liposuction Side Effects

HD liposuction is a surgical procedure that only requires tiny incisions, so side effects for most patients typically resolve spontaneously. As long as you follow your recovery directions and wear your compression garments as directed, you should be fine.

Still, all cosmetic surgery procedures come with the potential for complications. If you notice any of the following liposuction risks, contact your surgeon as soon as possible:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Persistent fever
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Notably severe swelling
  • Unusual incision site discharge
  • Pain that will not go away or is getting worse
  • Bruising that is deepening or spreading

Potential Long-Term Side Effects After HD Liposuction

In some cases, the following may occur as longer-term side effects of high definition liposuction procedures:

  • Loose skin (this usually occurs on individuals who already have excess skin or those with poor skin elasticity)
  • Changes in sensation of the deep and superficial layers
  • Scarring (only tiny incisions are required for HD lipo; most scars are well-hidden and fade easily)

Set Up Your Consultation Appointment Today

Ready to learn more about HD liposuction? Wondering about what kind of high definition liposuction before and after expectations can be anticipated? It’s an excellent procedure for patients who want to take their body and aesthetics to the next level. Use it alone, or combine it with a Brazilian butt lift, breast augmentation, or a mommy makeover.

Contact us today to schedule your in-person consultation appointment with Dr. Aric Aghayan. Dr. Aghayan and his team will ensure you are a good candidate for liposuction, speak with you about your preferences and goals, go over high definition liposuction before and after photos with you, and provide you with a customized treatment plan. We look forward to hearing from you!



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