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What Does High Definition Liposuction Cost?

What does high definition liposuction cost?

If you’ve been thinking about liposuction surgery, you may have considered an HD lipo procedure, which is meant to reduce fat on already well-contoured individuals.

One key factor when considering high definition liposuction is cost. Because this is a specialized type of liposuction procedure, it is possible the overall lipo HD cost may be higher than with traditional liposuction.

Below, we’ll outline the key factors that may influence the cost of hi def lipo and how much you may expect to pay. First, however, let’s briefly discuss what high definition liposuction is in comparison with traditional liposuction techniques.

What Is High Definition Liposuction?

High definition liposuction (also known as hi def lipo) is a liposuction procedure that helps contour certain areas of the body containing stubborn fat. Most patients who opt for high definition liposuction are already relatively lean but have been unable to remove certain areas of fat, even with extensive exercise and dieting.

Our high definition liposuction procedure is among the most popular fat removal surgeries available. It is often used in lieu of traditional liposuction for individuals who don’t have a lot of fat to lose and want to accentuate their musculature.

High Definition Liposuction vs. Traditional Liposuction

Both high definition liposuction and traditional liposuction are cosmetic procedures meant to suck out excess fat. However, while traditional liposuction may remove more fat overall, hi def lipo is focused more on detail work and, therefore, may remove fewer fat cells. 

You can think of high definition liposuction as a precision procedure for removing unwanted fat.

What is VASER Liposuction?

VASER liposuction (VASER lipo) is a liposuction technique that actually liquifies the fat cells as it breaks them up and makes them easier to suction out during lipo. VASER stands for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance.

As many plastic surgeons do, Dr. Sieber often turns to VASER assisted liposuction in order to remove fat cells with high definition liposuction. VASER lipo is the best technique for this type of liposuction.

How Much Does High Definition Liposuction Cost?

4d High Definition Liposuction CostAs a rule, regular fat removal with basic liposuction techniques is less expensive than high definition liposuction. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates the average cost of a regular lipo procedure to be around $3,637.

What must be noted is that this price does not include your surgeon’s fee, the cost of anesthesia, hospital or surgical facility fees, and out-of-pocket expenses. With these costs factored in, the average cost of traditional fat removal via liposuction may cost $6,000 or more.

Fat removal with high definition liposuction is typically more expensive than with a traditional liposuction procedure. Therefore, the average HD lipo cost may be around $8,000 or more. Of course, this cost will vary depending on many factors.

High Definition Liposuction Cost Factors to Consider

Because high definition liposuction requires more precision work, the overall cost is higher. However, the factors influencing cost typically remain the same as with traditional liposuction.

Surgeon’s Fee

All plastic surgeons charge a unique fee for their services. The surgeon’s fee typically includes payment for pre- and post-op visits, the surgery itself, and the use of your surgeon’s facilities, equipment, and staff. 

General Anesthesia and Sedation

Anesthesiologists will charge their own fees for their services. Tools, equipment, anesthesia, and staff utilized by your anesthesiologist will also be included in this sum. 

Hospital Fees

Whether you undergo high definition liposuction at a hospital or another type of surgical facility, you must pay for the use of their location, equipment, tools, and staff.

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

After surgery, you may need to pay for other items and services. For example, some patients like to purchase additional compression garments. You may also need to pay for medications, massage, scar therapy, or other optional items or services. 

Who Is a Good Candidate for HD Liposuction?

High Definition Liposuction CostNot everyone will benefit from HD liposuction. While the procedure can definitely sculpt a beautiful body through liposuction, there are some candidates who simply will not benefit the most from this type of lipo.

Here are the qualities of optimal HD liposuction candidates.

They want to highlight muscle definition.

HD liposuction is a precision procedure, so it’s geared toward patients who want to show off their muscle tone but a layer of excess fat is preventing that.

They lead an overall healthy lifestyle.

Optimal high definition liposuction patients eat a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise, and do not smoke. They are at a healthy body weight.

They don’t have much fat to lose.

Patients should be at or near their goal body weight but also have a bit of unwanted fat to lose. 

The excess fat they do have is stubborn fat that won’t budge with diet or exercise.

Some excess fat simply will not budge, even with diet and exercise. But it’s good for patients to have tried to lose their unwanted fat on their own. If it’s too difficult to lose with lifestyle changes, this is when HD lipo can help.

They don’t have excess skin.

Excess skin can complicate high definition liposuction because removing the unwanted fat will simply result in less fat with sagging skin. 

They have good skin elasticity.

Optimal patients for high definition liposuction have good skin elasticity. Some skin tightening can be done during this procedure. But generally, it’s ideal if the patient does not have stretched-out skin already before their procedure. 

FAQ: Lipo HD Price and Other Considerations

What Does 360 HD Lipo Cost?

The cost of 360 HD lipo is typically higher than basic HD lipo. It is difficult to make an accurate estimate for the cost of any liposuction procedure, including 360 HD lipo, as it depends on multiple factors. Schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon if you would like an estimate.

Can fat cells grow back after high definition liposuction?

No, typically the fat removed via high definition liposuction will not grow back because the fat cells will have been permanently removed. However, if you do gain weight or your natural shape changes drastically, you may certainly regain unwanted fat in the areas you originally treated with high definition liposuction.

What should I eat after high definition liposuction?

There is no set diet for recovery after high definition lipo. However, after any type of cosmetic surgery, including high definition liposuction, it’s important to get plenty of rest, eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of fluids, and follow your surgeon’s directions. Once you’ve fully recovered, continue leading a healthy and active lifestyle in order to maintain your results.

What type of anesthesia is used for HD liposuction?

General anesthesia is typically used for this type of surgical procedure.

Will I need to wear a compression garment after surgery?

Yes. You will be put into a compression garment directly after high definition liposuction. Most patients will need to wear this garment 24 hours a day for at least four weeks. 

Book your Consultation Today

Cost Of High Definition LiposuctionCould high definition liposuction be right for you? If you have unwanted fat that you’ve been thinking about removing with liposuction, schedule a consultation with Dr. David Sieber today to find out if HD lipo could work for you. The level of precision body sculpting and detail work you can achieve with this type of plastic surgery is outstanding, and Dr. Sieber is among the best in his field.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment.



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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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