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HD Lipo Before and After: What to Expect

HD Lipo Before And After What To Expect

If you’re planning to undergo HD lipo before and after your surgery are two very crucial periods. In this article, we’ll help you plan for both the lead-up to your HD liposuction procedure itself and the aftermath — your recovery.

Preparing for HD Lipo: Simple Steps for Surgery & Recovery

Before and after lipo HD, the most prepared patients always do the best. With this in mind, we’ve outlined some simple steps to help guide you during these critical periods.

1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Patients who lead healthy lives tend to fare better during and after their surgeries.

Plastic surgeons universally endorse eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and abstaining from smoking and drug use. This will not only help you during your procedure, but it will also ensure a smooth, efficient recovery.

2. Be at or very near your target weight.

Most Vaser hi def liposuction patients are already at (or very close to) their target weight. All they’re looking for is more definition.

Stubborn abdominal fat can sometimes obscure underlying muscles. So, a patient seeking hi def liposuction, for instance, will often want to reduce excess fat on their abdomen and reveal their six pack underneath.

But if, for some reason, you still have weight you want to lose, make sure you do this before undergoing plastic surgery. It’s best to be at your ideal weight prior to surgery because if you end up losing (or gaining) weight after surgery, it could entirely change your results.

3. Invest in comfortable, easy-to-wear clothes.

Both for the day of your surgery and during your recovery, patients should opt to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes. It’s best to choose items that can be buttoned or zipped down the front so that you don’t have to do any stretching of your chest or reaching over your head to put things on.

Remember that during your recovery, you may also need to wear compression garments. These may be included in your surgery package, or you may choose to purchase your own. Be sure to wear these as your surgeon instructs.

4. Don’t wait to start preparing for your recovery.

Before And After Lipo HDEven though high definition liposuction recovery is fairly smooth and easy for the majority of patients, it’s crucial to be prepared at home.

So, right now, while you are feeling good, set up a comfortable space in your living room where you can rest and relax during the day. Get books, magazines, movies, or podcasts prepared so you can have entertainment while you heal. Grab a basket of waters and snacks, and put your chargers nearby as well other essentials like tissues and lip balm.

In your bedroom, be sure your bed is comfortable and that you have the proper pillows to prop you in a comfortable sleeping position. Your surgeon may instruct you to sleep a certain way for optimal healing.

5. Arrange for someone to take you home after surgery.

Patients need to have a friend or family member take them home from surgery. It’s important that you do not drive after having anesthesia, and most patients benefit from some help getting in and out of the car and their home.

If you require more help to run errands, assist with your kids, pick up groceries, etc., try to arrange for this in advance as well. Most loved ones are willing to help, but it’s always most polite to give people a heads up before requesting their assistance.

6. Stay in touch with your surgeon.

You will have several follow-up appointments with Dr. Sieber after surgery. Be sure to attend all of these.

At the same time, if you require any answers to questions or concerns before these appointment dates, be sure to ask. Suctioning fat from the body will surely produce some symptoms you are not used to — changes in sensation, swelling, bruising, soreness, and more. If you need assistance or notice anything out of the ordinary, don’t hesitate to contact us.

FAQ: High Definition Liposuction

How much does HD lipo cost?

HD lipo cost is affected by your surgeon’s fee, the location of your surgeon’s practice, the anesthesia required, the length of your surgery, facility fees, and whether you have other procedures (such as a Brazilian butt lift, tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck, for example) performed as well. Please make a consultation appointment for more detailed information pertaining to cost.

Will I have scars after HD lipo?

Yes, lipo HD (high definition liposuction) does result in small scars. These will be located wherever you desire liposuction. So, for example, if you want lipo HD around the tummy area and thighs, small incisions (which will later become small scars) will be located in these areas.

Dr. Sieber is highly skilled at putting these incisions in places that are hard to see — like the belly button and the natural creases and folds of the body. We encourage all patients to look up lipo HD before and after photos to see examples of what potential scars may look like.

How is HD liposuction different from traditional lipo?

Both HD lipo and traditional lipo aim to reduce stubborn excess fat by suctioning out fat cells from “problem areas” like the stomach, flanks, and thighs. The difference is that high definition liposuction results aim to also isolate and emphasize the underlying muscles. HD lipo is often performed on leaner individuals who want to achieve a fit, athletic look.

Call Us Today to Schedule a Consultation

Lipo HD Before And AfterDr. David Sieber is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in Vaser high definition liposuction, also known as hi def liposuction or hi def lipo.

At your HD Vaser liposuction consultation with Dr. Sieber, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, learn about your surgical options, go over the details of the procedure together, and look at additional before and after HD lipo photos.

Please contact our office today to set up your consultation appointment.



Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

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Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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