What is high definition liposuction (aka liposculpture)?
Sometimes, body contouring with standard liposuction is not enough to achieve the sculpted look. In select individuals, high definition liposuction will reveal more muscular definition. This is especially effective in the abdominal section in individuals who have a layer of fat that they have been trying to lose.
How is high definition liposuction performed?
The technique focuses on suctioning fat in a specific pattern over the abdomen. Small incisions are used to perform liposuction under sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Panossian will listen to your concern areas during a thorough 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 the 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.
What is the recovery from high definition liposuction?
Immediately after surgery, Dr. Panossian 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. You will then continue to use a compression garment for a total of 6 weeks. Most people return to work within 1 week.
When can I expect to see the final results?
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.