High Definition Liposuction

High definition liposuction (HDL)  is a newer approach to liposuction that has improved body contouring techniques. Also known as HD Lipo, Dr. Gonzalez utilizes power-assisted liposuction to target and remove stubborn fat deposits, in order to reveal some of the underlying muscle definition. This allows for a more sculpted and toned appearance, and enhanced contouring that was not always achieved with more traditional liposuction techniques.


To learn more about this technique and whether you are a suitable candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gonzalez.

If you are overall fit and have an ideal weight, but you are looking to achieve a more sculpted contour to your mid-section, high-definition liposuction is worth a look. HD lipo allows for liposuction to be performed in more focal areas where stubborn fat typically remains. High-definition liposuction can be performed on various areas of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, chest, thighs, and arms. By targeting specific fat deposits, this procedure provides you with a more toned and contoured physique.

The ideal candidate for high-definition liposuction is already in relatively good shape but is struggling to achieve definition in certain areas. This procedure is not intended for weight-loss.  The ideal candidate is at their ideal weight already and able to maintain it with a healthy diet and exercise routine. HD lipo is not intended for slimming you down, but rather to sculpt more precise areas.


Good candidates should also have minimal to no excess skin and also good skin elasticity to achieve optimal results. As with most plastic surgery procedures, candidates should be in good general health and be nicotine free.  It is important to have realistic expectations and understand that high-definition liposuction does not guarantee six-pack abs or a perfect body.


Dr. Gonzalez will learn about your individual goals and determine if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.

By selectively targeting and removing very specific fat deposits under the skin, even if small, HD lipo can result in a more athletic look by enhancing natural contours of your body and areas of muscular definition.

High-Definition liposuction in most cases is outpatient surgery and does require anesthesia to be performed. During your consultation,  Dr. Gonzalez will learn about areas you would like to target and if a suitable candidate, address those areas by very carefully removing those focal fat deposits. Incisions are small, quarter to half an inch and can be placed in natural creases of your body.


The goal is to accentuate the contour of your torso and abdomen in order to achieve a more athletic appearance that appears natural. 

You can expect to see noticeable improvements in the contour or your chest or abdomen, or whichever area was treated, but there is a healing process during which some swelling and bruising will be present. Strenuous activities or exercise, and heavy lifting should be postponed for some time.


Swelling and bruising are common during the initial stages of recovery but gradually subside, revealing your more definitive results. The duration of swelling varies by individual. Dr. Gonzalez recommends wearing a compression garment during your recovery to help improve swelling.


During your consultation with Dr. Gonzalez, you will learn about all the aftercare and recovery tips that will allow you to have a sound recovery and better healing. 

HD Lipo may be more of an investment than expected compared to traditional liposuction techniques. If you are deemed to be a good candidate, during your consultation you will also be provided with a detailed quote.

While there’s no direct non-surgical alternative that delivers the precision of HD Lipo, non-surgical procedures like CoolSculpting, EMSculpt, and BodyTite are often considered by some. These methods, however, do not contour the areas that lead to the high-definition look of HD Lipo.

While HD Lipo is generally safe, potential complications include bruising, swelling, asymmetry, contour irregularities, less commonly tissue loss and scarring, among others. These risks of surgery will be reviewed through detailed counseling during your visits prior to surgery.

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There are risks and complications associated with liposuction surgery. These risks of surgery will be reviewed through detailed counseling during your visits prior to surgery.

The procedure, when done by itself, may take two to four hours to complete, depending on the areas being treated. This and other questions about this surgery will be reviewed with you during your consultation and visits prior to surgery.

The most commonly treated areas by HD lipo are the abdomen, chest, flanks or love handles, thighs, arms, and hip area.

There is no specific age limit or requirement for undergoing high-definition liposuction. Determining whether you are a good candidate can be done on a case by case basis and will be mostly related to any health conditions you might have.
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