Liposuction is one of the five most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S., with 211,067 procedures performed in 2020.
Until recently, traditional liposuction was the only option available to patients, but with developments in technology and medical capability, hi-definition liposuction is now available on the market.
In this article, Dr. Yash explores the difference between traditional liposuction and hi-definition liposuction to help you choose which procedure is better suited for your needs.
Unwanted pockets of fat in problem areas of the body are familiar sources of frustration for many people. Traditional liposuction provides a solution to this.
While not a weight-loss procedure, traditional liposuction can successfully remove fat from most areas of the body, including:
- Lower abdomen
- Waist and lower back
- Upper arms
The procedure is beneficial for those close to their ideal body weight and are perhaps towards the higher end of a desirable body-to-mass index, around 15-18%. By suctioning amounts of fat away from the body, the shape and form of the physique can become better aligned with the individual’s goals and desires.
Hi-definition liposuction is for people who are already looking very trim and toned but want to put the finishing touches on their physiques.
Whereas traditional liposuction removes slightly more significant quantities of fatty tissue over more generalized areas, hi-definition liposuction removes smaller amounts of fat from highly localized areas, contributing to increased muscle tone and definition.
The most common areas for hi-definition liposuction are the abs and thighs, where small amounts of fat can hide the muscular striations and definition that some people so deeply desire.
Which One Should You Choose?
If you’re close to your ideal body but looking for a more-shapely physique with somewhat noticeable fatty deposits around the hips and buttocks, then traditional liposuction will provide the results you desire.
If, however, you’re already quite toned and want to get to a more extreme and athletic physique, then hi-definition liposuction is probably a better choice to meet your goals.
Liposuction in Dallas, TX
Dr. Yash is a world-class plastic surgeon with an established and highly reputable clinic in Dallas, Texas. Conducting all patient consultations and operations personally, his patients enjoy a truly patient-focused experience from an industry-leading, peer-reviewed, published doctor.
Liposuction is among his specialties, and Dr. Yash’s patients are nurtured and guided towards the best decisions for realizing their goals. If you’re of two minds about whether you need traditional or hi-definition liposuction, reach out to Dr. Yash Avashia in Dallas, TX, on (469) 249-9615 or via this online form to arrange a virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.