Abdominal High-Definition Liposuction in Pasadena

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What is high-definition liposuction (aka liposculpture)?

Sometimes, body contouring with a standard liposuction procedure is not enough to achieve the sculpted look. In select individuals, high-definition liposuction will reveal more muscular definition. This method of liposuction is especially effective in the abdominal section in individuals who have a layer of fat that they have been trying to lose.

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Abdominal High-Definition before and after photos.
Abdominal High-Definition before and after photos.

How is high-definition liposuction performed?

This body sculpting technique focuses on suctioning fat cells in a specific pattern over the abdomen. Small incisions are used to perform hi-def lipo treatments under sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Panossian will listen to your concerns areas during a thorough liposuction consultation. Immediately prior to surgery, he will then mark out the areas to be suctioned precisely. This is essentially your road map, creating peaks and valleys along your midsection that will ultimately give you a chiseled look or a “six-pack.” Surgery will take between 2 and 3 hours to perform, depending upon the extent of liposuction. It is usually an outpatient procedure.

When can I expect to see the final results of High-Definition Liposuction?

Although you will see results immediately after removing the dressings, swelling will continue to improve over the next 3-6 months. This will gradually reveal more definition.

Male torso following abdominal etching, high definition liposuction.
Male torso following abdominal etching, high definition liposuction.


What is the recovery period after a High-Definition Liposuction?

Immediately after surgery, the cosmetic surgeon will put on a specific type of compression dressing to encourage the definition of the treated area to emerge. This dressing will need to be in place for approximately 1 week during the healing process. You will then continue to use a body compression garment for a total of 6 weeks during your post-procedure recovery. Most people return to work within 1 week.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Abdominal High-Definition Liposuction

How much is high-definition liposuction?

High-definition liposuction, also known as high-def lipo, is a cosmetic procedure that typically ranges in cost depending on the extent of treatment needed. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home the same day. However, it does require extensive aftercare, including wearing a compression garment for several weeks to aid in the healing process. The cost of high-definition liposuction will vary based on individual needs and desired results.

How long do the results from high-definition liposuction last?

The results from high-definition liposuction can last a lifetime with proper care. It is important to maintain a stable weight through a healthy lifestyle and diet. Regular lymphatic massages can help reduce swelling and promote healing, ensuring the best possible outcome. By maintaining an ideal body contour and overall health, the results of high-definition liposuction can be long-lasting and satisfying.

What is the difference between traditional liposuction and high-definition liposuction?

The main difference between traditional liposuction and high-definition liposuction is the technique used. High-definition liposuction, also known as hi-def lipo, utilizes advanced technologies to sculpt and define specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen or chest, to create a more toned appearance. This technique goes beyond the basic liposuction procedure by enhancing muscle definition and creating a more sculpted look.

In contrast, conventional liposuction targets larger areas of fat throughout the entire body without focusing on muscle definition or contouring. High-definition liposuction is ideal for individuals looking to achieve a more defined and athletic physique in targeted areas.

Is Vaser liposuction the same as high-def liposuction?

Vaser liposuction is a form of liposuction technology that uses ultrasound energy to target and break up fat cells in the body. This technique specifically targets the adipose tissue layers, allowing for more precise contouring and sculpting of the body.

While Vaser lipo can be used in conjunction with high-def liposuction to enhance muscle definition and create a more toned appearance, they are not exactly the same. High-definition liposuction focuses on creating a sculpted look by enhancing muscle definition, while Vaser liposuction targets fat cells using ultrasound energy. Both techniques can be effective in achieving desired results, but they serve slightly different purposes.

Should I get a high-definition liposuction or Tummy Tuck?

If you are looking to enhance muscle definition and achieve a sculpted appearance, high-definition liposuction may be the ideal choice. This procedure targets specific areas of stubborn fat while promoting skin tightening and creating natural body contours. On the other hand, a tummy tuck is more suitable for individuals who have excess skin and weakened muscles, often after dramatic weight loss. Both high-def liposuction and tummy tucks are effective body contouring procedures, but your decision should be based on your individual needs, ideal weight, and desired results.

What abdominal high-definition liposuction office is near me?

If you live near Pasadena or Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Panossian is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who offers abdominal high-definition liposuction among his services and is conveniently located at 39 Congress St., Suite 402 Pasadena, CA 91105.

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