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Are you looking for a liposuction center? Hi-Def Liposuction in Houston is a surgical procedure for both women and men who are looking to remove fat and contour their bodies.
Liposuction is ideal for patients who are otherwise healthy but cannot seem to lose fat in specific body areas through diet and exercise.
All liposuction procedures performed at ShineMD use the tumescent method in combination with local anesthesia for a safe, minimally invasive approach to traditional liposuction.
Losing weight is hard work and dedication, so it is understandably frustrating when you can’t seem to shed those last few pounds of fat from your body.
High Def is a minimally invasive treatment that aims to remove unwanted fat from your body. High Def Lipo also helps you define the muscles you have worked so hard for with abs etching. High Def lipo is an ideal option for patients who need a helping hand to get over the final hurdle to achieve their dream shape.
For both men and women, “love handles” can be extremely hard to get rid of, even with a healthy regimen of diet and exercise.
Like the waist, the flank area also has great skin elasticity. This area is considered the back end of the “love handles” and resides in the lower back above the pant line.
In most women, it is very important to shape this area properly in order to create a rounder, more well-defined buttock as well as a curvy feminine silhouette.
A common sign of aging is excess fat and tissue in the upper arm. Houston High Def liposuction can tone this area, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
A frequently requested area, liposuction of the abdomen (“muffin top”) can result in a tight and toned stomach.
Typically if the lower abdomen is treated, the upper abdomen (the area between the belly button and the ribs) should also be treated in order to create a smooth transition from one to the other.
Generally, we recommend against liposuction of the buttocks because the procedure can result in a deflated or flat-looking appearance.
Liposuction can help keep the inner thighs from touching when standing up straight, which makes this a very popular area for women desiring liposuction.
Commonly referred to as “saddle bags,” the outer thigh is a common problem area for most women.
Liposuction in this area is often challenging because the entire lower leg needs to be reshaped to achieve natural-looking proportions.
This also requires the usage of the tumescent solution to remove fat, which improves both safety and pain management. The last results leave patients using a smooth contour.
SAL is ideal for regions that require the elimination of small amounts of fat, such as the neck and chin.
Developed by MicroAire, PAL® is a technology that capitalizes on the additional electricity from a particular vibrating cannula (or lean tube).
The reciprocating head empowers doctors to more easily and quickly break the suction and down big quantities of fatty tissue.
This technique can be very useful in processes like the Brazilian Butt Lift and cause fewer bruises and injuries to surrounding tissues.
This also requires the usage of the tumescent solution to remove fat, which improves both safety and pain management.
Ultrasound energy emulsifies the fat cells and can be easily removed with suction. The quality and quantity of the fat cells are much higher, producing greater fat transfer (Buttocks/Breasts) results.
It also causes less surrounding tissue injury resulting in less bruising, swelling, and faster recovery.
As the first laser device approved by the FDA for ruining firming and fat skin, Smart Lipo® (laser liposuction) is on the frontier of liposuction technology in Houston today.
It uses laser energy to liquefy the fat cells and coagulate the blood vessels resulting in less bruising, swelling, and faster recovery. Then, the liquified fat cells are eliminated through suction, or the body will eliminate them through the lymphatic system.
The laser energy also helps with skin tightening by stimulating collagen production.
Smartlipo® is a minimally invasive surgical method that provides the patient with less downtime and more excellent results.
This unique treatment has many benefits. Benefits of HiDef liposuction include:
It is more comprehensive than traditional liposuction and can produce results free of any lumps of fat beneath the skin tissue. Surgeons can remove more fat cells with better fat quality with Hidef lipo than traditional lipo.
One of the downsides of traditional liposuction is that many patients have to deal with cellulite and sagging skin after fat has been removed, which can mean additional treatments to tighten the skin. Smart lipo/vaser lipo makes fat removal and skin tightening into a one-step process to enjoy your results immediately.
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 smart lipo/vaser lipo treatment in Houston allows patients to choose which muscle groups they want to be contoured.
To be clear, this treatment does not build muscles, but it does make the appearance of muscles more obvious.
High Def Smart lipo & vaser lipo are newer treatments. Like many other newer treatments, patients can benefit from the reduced invasiveness of the treatments. They are 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 daily activities, including exercise way quicker than traditional lipo. 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 High Def results will become most obvious.
There is not one flat price for liposuction – it depends on how many areas you want to be treated and how large those areas are. Most liposuction cases range from $8000 To $12,000+. Call or text (832)509-5099 or request your free consultation to start your journey with High Def liposuction in Houston.
Traditional Lipo is a liposuction treatment that uses suction to remove fat from the body and typically requires general anesthesia.
The disadvantages of this technique are that it removes large amounts of fat and also causes a significant amount of bruising, swelling, and downtime.
Smart Lipo uses ultrasound technology to break up fat cells into their component parts and then re-absorb them into the body.
Vaser lipo uses ultrasound energy to emulsify the fat cells and cause less surrounding tissue injury, bruising, and swelling, thus fast recovery with better quality results.
The High Def portion of this treatment refers to “high definition,” meaning the goal of this treatment is to give your muscles a chiseled, high-definition appearance.
Using a combination of thermal laser energy or ultrasound energy and liposuction.
High Def can create ridges in your musculature that will make your muscles seem more prominent.
Tumescent anesthesia has been very popular lately due to its safety and efficacy in a liposuction procedure.
With the help of tumescent anesthesia, liposuction can be done with little or no sedation and eliminate the need for general anesthesia.
Tumescent anesthesia is the chosen technique for liposuction performed at ShineMD Medspa and Liposuction Center.
We choose to use this technique because it is known to be the least invasive and safest form of liposuction.
Liposuction under local anesthesia eliminates the risks of general anesthesia and increases overall safety.
The answer is yes! Dr. Shine specializes in High Def Vaser lipo with abs etching.
Yes. At ShineMD Medspa and Liposuction Center, we offer laser-assisted liposuction, also called laser lipolysis, Smart Lipo.
The best way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation. There are many cases where a tummy tuck may be recommended, but there is a fair amount of gray area, and ultimately, it will depend on your goals.
In most cases, the deciding factor is the amount of loose skin, though there are other cases like diastasis rectus where liposuction may not be recommended, as it will not address the underlying problem.
The short answer is yes. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from your body. Those fat cells don’t come back. However, that doesn’t mean that you are immune to weight gain and can eat whatever you want. You can still gain weight after a procedure – but fat does not “regenerate.”
Weight loss is not the main goal of liposuction and should never be used as a replacement for diet and exercise. Fat is not very dense compared to muscle, so the amount of weight lost is slight and can be up to five pounds in extreme cases.
All procedures done at ShineMD Medspa and Liposuction Center are performed under local anesthesia. Using only local anesthesia eliminates the need for general anesthesia.
Many patients are simply scared of “going under”, as they know that there are additional risks associated with general anesthesia (not to mention additional costs).
Being awake (and mildly sedated) during the procedure also requires that surgeons use smaller cannulas rather than the larger cannulas that are used during traditional liposuction.
This results in smaller incisions, less trauma, and post-op swelling, and a faster recovery.
While there are some limits to the number of areas that can be done under local anesthesia, the benefits outweigh the limitations for most patients.
Some patients may still see small freckle-like scars as a result of the procedure that will fade over time. Discuss with your surgeon if you tend to develop raised (keloid) scars.
For patients seeking a nonsurgical method to reduce fat in a localized area, such as in the love handles or outer thighs, CoolSculpting may be the appropriate treatment. Liposuction is a more aggressive treatment option and allows for more fat to be removed during a single session.
In general, good candidates for a liposuction include:
If you are bothered by excess fat deposits located anywhere on your body that don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you.
The main difference between the two abdominal procedures is as follows: Liposuction removes small fat deposits in the body found on the hips, thighs, bottom, or stomach. A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, which cannot be fixed with diet and exercise.