High Definition Liposuction vs. Traditional Liposuction

When you’ve been working hard in the gym and still can’t see the results you want to see, high-definition liposuction might be the right answer. You may be able to get the much-wanted “six-pack abs” with a little bit of surgical help.

Traditional liposuction still has its place in helping you get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. It’s crucial to know the difference between the two different types of liposuction to help you determine which is most likely to help you achieve your desired results. The specialists at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center explain the advantages of each type of liposuction.

Traditional liposuction

Traditional liposuction is best used when you have areas with stubborn pockets of fat that are difficult to eliminate with typical weight-loss methods. Some of the parts of your body where you may find it challenging to lose fat include the following:

Liposuction can also help with gynecomastia, better known as abnormal breast growth in men.

According to the cosmetic procedure website RealSelf, 87 percent of people who have had traditional liposuction say it was “worth it.” Fat cells increase in size when you gain weight; liposuction reduces the number of these fat cells.

Although liposuction can’t be used as a substitute for weight loss, you can expect to maintain your results as long as your weight remains stable.

High-definition liposuction

When you want to have specific physical features, like chiseled abs or sculpted biceps, you may find that working out alone is often not enough. That’s where high-definition liposuction can help: for example, it can remove fat that covers up your abdominal muscles or obliques.

Sometimes high-definition liposuction is also done with fat transfer, grafting fat onto areas where you would like to see more definition, like your deltoids, chest muscles, or abdomen.

High-definition liposuction uses VASER liposuction, an ultrasound-assisted method that requires careful skill to loosen fat cells from deeper tissues. VASER is an acronym for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance. This is a type of ultrasound that works to disrupt the fat cells and break them apart.

Because this method can remove fat cells from areas very close to healthy tissue without damaging it, you can achieve much more sculpted results.

Like traditional liposuction, some of the areas that can benefit from VASER liposuction include the following:

Because the VASER high-definition method of liposuction is much more precise than traditional liposuction, you need to make sure you choose providers who have experience with performing it. 

As with traditional liposuction, VASER high-definition liposuction shouldn’t be done as a substitute for weight loss.

Cautions about liposuction and recovery

You should be in generally good health before you have liposuction. If you smoke, you may not recover as well from the procedure.

You may experience some soreness after either type of procedure, but it should be manageable. You’ll probably want to take a few days off from work, but you should be able to be back at peak performance in less than a week.

If you have questions about either type of liposuction and want to see what type of results you can expect, call the specialists at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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