If you’re interested in taking body contouring to the next level, ask us about high-def lipo, or high-definition liposuction. This revolutionary procedure can give your body the look you’ve always wanted with minimal recovery time.
What Is High-Definition Lipo?
High-def lipo is a type of liposuction designed specifically for body contouring. While traditional liposuction is used to rid the body of unwanted fat, high-def lipo is designed to target those last few extra pounds of stubborn fat in areas that have not responded well to diet and exercise. The goal is not so much to lose weight, but to give someone who is near or has already reached a desirable weight a more sculpted appearance.
How Does High-Def Lipo Work?
There are two types of high-def lipo, SmartLipo and VASER Lipo. SmartLipo, also called laser lipolysis, uses a special laser to target and heat up specific areas of stubborn fat, melting the fat cells which are then flushed away by the body. This is a much less invasive procedure than ordinary liposuction and is great for tough areas like love handles or the muffin top. VASER Lipo follows a similar idea, but we use ultrasonic energy to target fat cells. This allows us to perform a much more precise sculpting procedure, literally etching the contours and aesthetic features you are looking for into your body.
What Can I Expect During a High-Def Lipo Procedure?
We will apply local anesthetic so you should feel virtually nothing as we apply the laser or VASER lipo device to the targeted area. The amount of time your procedure will take will depend on the number of areas and the size of the areas you wish to treat. The whole procedure should take no more than a few hours and can take considerably less time. VASER Lipo is markedly faster than SmartLipo because the ultrasonic energy is so tightly focused.
What Is the Recovery Time?
Unlike regular lipo, which involves vacuuming fat out with a device called a cannula, high-def lipo is minimally invasive, which means there is far less post-procedure pain or discomfort and you should be able to resume most activities within a few days, with full physical activity possible after no more than a few weeks.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Once the targeted and destroyed fat cells have flushed their way out of your system, you should expect to see dramatic results, with a sculpted appearance far superior to anything you have ever seen before, and much better results than you can achieve through diet and exercise alone. If you think SmartLipo or VASER Lipo might be right for you, contact our Palo Alto Office to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Boudreault today.