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Who Is High Definition Liposuction Good For?

/ Dr. Aric Aghayan
Who Is High Definition Liposuction Good For?  Portland

Thinking about getting liposuction? High definition liposuction is an innovative new type of lipo that will contour your curves and accentuate your natural musculature.

While it’s important to remember that liposuction in general is not a weight loss procedure, it’s also worth keeping in mind that lipo can certainly slim and contour your appearance. The best lipo procedure for doing this, in fact, is called HD liposuction or high definition liposuction.

Below, we’ll be discussing what high definition liposuction is and who the best candidates for this revolutionary procedure are.

What Is High Definition Liposuction?

High definition liposuction (also known as hi def liposuction or HD liposuction) is a cosmetic procedure that strategically removes fat from the body in order to create a more attractive silhouette. The key factor that sets high definition liposuction apart from other body contouring procedures is that high definition liposuction focuses more on creating an athletic appearance with more muscle definition and more dramatic results overall.

High definition liposuction also utilizes Vaser liposuction, which is a technique that is growing rapidly in popularity. Vaser liposuction liquifies fat cells before they are removed.

How Is HD Liposuction Different From Traditional Liposuction?

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Several factors make HD liposuction unique from traditional liposuction. Here are the main differences:

It focuses more on muscle definition.

One of the main goals of HD lipo is to define the muscles and create a more athletic appearance for the patient. Of course, these results can be catered to the individual patient’s desired outcome. But, in general, we like to use HD lipo on patients who have and/or desire an athletic appearance.

It typically utilizes Vaser technology.

In order to achieve the muscle definition we’re after with high definition liposuction, Vaser technology is generally utilized.

Vaser liposuction uses a special technology, which does not require physical agitation of the fat cells prior to removal (as traditional liposuction does). Instead, the Vaser machine sends out ultrasound energy, which automatically emulsifies the fat, liquidating it before it needs to be suctioned out.

This process can save you a lot of pain during recovery, help you heal faster, and cause less trauma to the surrounding tissues during surgery.

Patients are typically in good physical fitness.

Not everyone is a good candidate for high definition liposuction because of their physique before surgery. The best candidates already have somewhat of an athletic build.

These patients often have areas of unwanted fat that bother them. This may be on the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, etc. Even with a strict and rigid diet and the most vigorous exercise, however, it’s hard for these patients to lose this fat — and this is where HD lipo comes in.

Results tend to be more dramatic with HD lipo.

Lastly, many patients believe high definition liposuction offers more significant fat removal and more dramatic results when compared with traditional liposuction.

Who Is a Good Candidate for High Definition Liposuction?

A good candidate for high definition liposuction is someone who:

Is happy with their overall figure.

Patients who do well with high definition liposuction don’t have a lot of fat to lose. To the contrary, they aren’t looking for a loss of fat cells and fatty tissue; rather, they are looking for high definition body contouring.

Is within 10 lbs. of their goal weight.

Certainly, high definition liposuction patients don’t need to be exactly at their goal weight before surgery. But if they are over 10 lbs. from their goal weight, they may want to reconsider their candidacy for the HD lipo procedure or lose some weight before moving forward.

Is having trouble losing stubborn weight with diet and exercise alone.

The excess fat and weight gain that HD lipo patients want to get rid of is generally stubborn. That is, it is resistant to diet and exercise. If you have been struggling with stubborn pockets of fat on your belly or elsewhere — despite your dieting and exercising efforts — it my be time to consider high definition liposuction as an option.

Has a naturally athletic figure (optional).

Not all high definition liposuction patients need to be in excellent physical shape, but it doesn’t hurt because this procedure does focus on emphasizing your natural musculature.

Leads an overall healthy lifestyle.

Patients should have good health and wellness habits, including eating a healthy diet, drinking lots of water, getting plenty of exercise, and reducing stress as much as possible.

Does not smoke.

Lastly, plastic surgeons don’t want their patients to smoke before or after their procedure because this may reduce their ability to heal well.

What’s Better: HD Liposuction or Traditional Liposuction?

This is a difficult question as the answer really depends on where you’re starting from and what your goals are. For the individual who wants a more athletic, defined look with accentuated muscles, high definition liposuction could be just what the doctor ordered.

On the other hand, if you simply want to get rid of pockets of excess fat and don’t care as much about outlining muscles and accentuating your athletic appearance, you may benefit just as much from traditional liposuction.

Deciding between the two is something that you can discuss directly with Dr. Aghayan at your consultation appointment. Dr. Aghayan will be happy to discuss high definition liposuction side effects with you as well.

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Do you think high definition liposuction could work well for you and your goals? Contact Après Plastic Surgery today to book a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Aric Aghayan .



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