Are you intrigued by the idea of liposuction but are timid at the idea of invasive fat removal surgery? High definition liposculpting is considered a revolutionary tool in the cosmetic surgery and body contouring arena. High definition liposcuplting (HD Lipo) acts as a perfecting tool, allowing your surgeon to sculpt, mold, and reshape the body with absolute precision that was previously unattainable. If you have struggled with weight gain, seeing little to no results from traditional diet and exercise, then allow high definition liposuction in Chicago to give you the physique you desire through the transformative, revolutionary artistry that is high definition liposuction.
High definition liposculpting is an advanced technique in liposuction that sculpts and enhances the natural curves and contours of the body. Commonly performed using VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy Resonance) lipo to optimize fat removal and skin tightening, HD lipo removes fat deposits strategically, gently, and more accurately than traditional liposuction procedures from the body to reveal the natural curvature and shape beneath.
The procedure involves a device that liquefies fat cells before removing them from the body. The surgeon applies tumescent fluid to the area, which aides high definition lipo in the breakdown of fat cells and sedates the treatment location. Part of what makes high definition liposculpting so appealing is its non-invasive procedure when compared to traditional liposuction techniques. The high definition method can be used on almost any surface of the body, including the arms, chest, shoulders, buttocks, midsection, and inner thighs.
High definition liposculpting has been hailed as a game-changer in the plastic cosmetic surgery world and is typically catered to the needs of the patient. Just like with traditional liposuction, patients should be committed to living a healthy lifestyle, should be at or near their ideal weight, and have realistic goals for their procedure.
Cosmetic plastic specialists are raving about VASER (short for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance), a revolutionary technology that is changing the face of the plastic surgery arena. VASER uses ultrasonic energy to dislodge fat cells for fat removal through a process called ‘cavitation.’ Within the body, fat cells are strung together through connective tissue (like blood and nerve vessels) VASER uses its high frequency resonant ultrasonic energy to create turbulence between the connective tissue, effectively causing the fat cells to fall off while leaving the surrounding connective tissue intact.
During the procedure, the treatment area is filled with a medical solution by your surgeon and the ultrasound energy from the VASER liposuction tool breaks the fat cells from the surrounding connective tissue. The fat cells are liquefied into an almost “buttery,” consistency. It is this consistency that allows the fat to be removed swiftly and easily without any aggressive suctioning. The body’s surrounding tissue is left undisturbed. The process of high definition lipo has been deemed less traumatizing for the body than traditional liposuction procedures, and as a result, there tends to be less swelling, bruising, and inflammation in the treatment area post-surgery with high definition liposuction technology.
The best candidates for high definition liposculpting are those that are looking to contour the body rather than an overall fat reduction. High definition lipo is not meant to be an alternative for weight loss or as a substitute for committing to a healthy lifestyle. Just like with traditional liposuction, the ideal patient for high definition liposculpting are those that are in good health with good skin elasticity and muscle tone, are in overall good health, have no excess skin and are at or close to their goal weight but possess stubborn fat that is unresponsive to a healthy diet and daily exercise routine.
Your recovery from high definition liposculpting will follow a very precise post-op plan recommended by your surgeon. Recovering from a high definition liposculpting procedure is different for everyone. The number of treatment areas on the body contributes to how much time you may need off work and how long it will take for you to return to your daily activities, but you can expect at least one week off from work.
After your procedure, you will be placed in a compression garment to help reduce swelling and stop the buildup of fluid. After two days post-surgery, you may remove the compression garment as directed by your doctor to shower, but you must put it back on immediately after! Expect to wear the compression garment for at least four weeks after surgery.
Expect swelling and bruising and discomfort for the first few days after surgery. The swelling may worsen before getting better, this is normal. A post-operative massage is critical to help maximize results, and your doctor may recommend a massage therapist.