Losing weight takes a lot of hard work and dedication, so it’s understandably frustrating when you can’t seem to shed those last few stubborn pounds of fat from your body. Getting rid of body fat, especially fat around the midsection, sometimes means thinking outside of the traditional box of dieting and exercise. At ShineMD Medspa & Liposuction Center in Houston, TX, we understand that your weight loss journey can be made easier with the right treatment, such as HiDef/SmartLipo.
What Is HiDef/SmartLipo?
HiDef/SmartLipo is a minimally invasive treatment that aims to remove unwanted fat from your body. This treatment has an overarching goal of helping you contour your body into the exact shape you want, including helping you define the muscles you’ve worked so hard for. HiDef/SmartLipo is an ideal option for patients who need a helping hand to reach the final hurdle of their weight loss journey. HiDef/SmartLipo can be used to treat various areas of the body, including all the areas that can be treated by traditional liposuction. In particular, this innovative treatment system is most helpful for treating areas near large muscle groups, including:
- Upper arms
How Does This Treatment Work?
Although this treatment shares the same premise of traditional liposuction, there is a distinct update in how this treatment is performed. SmartLipo utilizes the power of laser thermal energy to melt and dissolve fat in the sub-dermal layers of your skin. The dissolved fat is then vacuumed out of your body completely, and then your surgeon will take the time to sculpt the leftover tissues to emphasize and give definition to the underlying muscle groups.
In many ways, this treatment is a complete elevation of what traditional liposuction can do. In fact, many cosmetic professionals compare this treatment to sculpting artwork because of how advanced the treatment is. The main difference between traditional lipo and smartlipo is the method of fat removal. In particular, traditional lipo removes fat through a cannula during surgery, which can take care of great volumes of fat but does not tend to create natural-looking results. Smartlipo, on the other hand, has a two-step process that removes more fat and produces a more natural look with smooth and supple skin. Additionally, Tumescent Liposuction is the most popular form of liposuction. It is highly effective liposuction as well as having fewer risks involved. It is a same-day surgery which means it is a surgery that does not require a hospital stay. It does not require general anesthesia either. The patient is awake throughout the procedure and does not feel the pain during the procedure.
What Does HiDef Liposuction Mean?
The HiDef portion of this treatment refers to “high definition”, meaning the goal of this treatment is to give your muscles a chiseled, high definition appearance after excess fat has been removed. Each HiDef liposuction is unique because each person has a unique body. Using a combination of thermal laser energy and liposuction, HiDef can create ridges in your musculature that will make your muscles seem more prominent.
Benefits of HiDef Liposuction
This unique treatment has many benefits. For example, smart liposuction is more comprehensive than traditional liposuction and can produce results that are free of any lumps or bumps of fat beneath the skin tissue. Other benefits of HiDef/SmartLipo include:
Total Fat Removal
Smartlipo removes more fat than traditional liposuction because of the first step of the treatment, which involves dissolving fat cells before removal. By taking this first step, the majority of dissolved fat cells can be removed more efficiently. Additionally, because the thermal energy dissolves fat cells, any leftover fat cells that are not removed by the liposuction will naturally be eliminated by the body through normal metabolic processes.
Reduce Cellulite and Skin Laxity
One of the downsides of traditional liposuction is the fact that many patients have to deal with cellulite and sagging skin after fat has been removed, which can mean additional treatments to tighten skin. Smartlipo makes fat removal and skin tightening into a one-step process so that you can enjoy comprehensive results immediately.
Contour and Define Muscles
Both men and women want to look in the mirror and see well-defined muscles, especially when so much hard work and sweat has gone into building those muscles up. However, some people are not able to get that constant definition no matter how much they exercise. The HiDef portion of this smartlipo treatment allows patients to choose which muscle groups they want to be defined and contoured. To be clear, this treatment does not build muscles, but it does make the appearance of muscles more obvious.
Smartlipo is a newer treatment and like many other newer treatments, patients can benefit from the reduced invasiveness of the treatment. In fact, smartlipo is specially designed to be less invasive so patients can have less bruising after the treatment and enjoy a quicker recovery time. Many patients are able to return to most of their normal daily activities, including exercise like walking, within 10 days of treatment. After 2 to 4 weeks, patients are free to resume all normal daily activities. Patients will be able to notice the results of this treatment in as little as 3 to 6 months, which is when the HiDef results will become most obvious.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Patients for this treatment include men and women who have a moderate percentage of fat they would like removed from their body and who also desire to define muscle groups for a more fit or athletic appearance. Patients must be healthy enough to tolerate the anesthesia required for this treatment. You will need to attend a comprehensive consultation appointment to verify your qualifications for this treatment, as well as discuss your aesthetic goals. Good candidates include those who want to:
- Have a slimmer figure
- Look stronger with better-defined muscles
- Eliminate unwanted fat
- Tighten skin and cellulite
- Enjoy natural-looking results
What is Tumescent Liposuction?
Love the Way You Look With High Definition Smart Liposuction
The truth is that diet and exercise can only do so much to help you reach the end of your weight loss journey. When the end is in sight but you still can’t manage to shake off the last few pounds of fat, it’s time to consider a cosmetic solution, such as HiDef/SmartLipo. You can book online appointment with us and the experts at ShineMD Medspa & Liposuction Center in Houston, TX are ready to help you reach all of your aesthetic goals.