High Definition Body Contouring Liposuction

High Definition Body Contouring Liposuction

The procedure uses a Vaser ultrasound to sculpture and define the musculature of the body for both men and women. The it also produces 53% more skin tightening. The most common areas include the Six Pack, obliques, LATS, PECS, biceps, triceps and deltoids. 

Every body type has areas that are predisposed to fat storage and even with rigorous diet and exercise, those unwanted bulges often persist. Hi Def Liposculpturing technique now offer a safe alternative for eliminating those stubborn fat deposits to provide that ripped athletic look by defining the musculature of the abs (6 pack), PECS, obliques, LATS, as well as the other muscles of the body. 

The Hi Def Liposculpturing system uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body. This technique requires that the surgeon to be specially trained in Hi Def Liposculpturing.During this procedure, the deep, middle, and superficial fat is treated with the a probe by applying ultrasonic energy. This energy dislodges the globules of fat, while maintaining its viability. A traditional cannula is then used to extract the fat, fine tune, and then sculpt out the muscular structure. This two-step process and the definition of the musculature is what differentiates it from traditional liposuction.

We have experienced great success in treating all of the following areas: Six Pack, obliques, PECS, LATS, biceps, triceps and deltoids. In addition, most muscular groups of the body can be treated.

Hi Def Liposculpturing is performed in a State Licensed and Certified Surgery Center. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, (awake), IV sedation, twilight or general. 


During your consultation you should provide a complete medical history and a list of medications, including vitamins and herbs.

Here are some tips that may help you shorten your recovery time and decrease your chances of complications.

  • Discontinue using Aspirin (including medications that contain Aspirin), Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E and other supplements as directed. These act as blood thinners and could cause excessive bruising, bleeding or other complications. We will give you a complete list of medications and herbal supplements to avoid prior to your procedure.
  • Stop smoking for at least two weeks before and one week after surgery, as nicotine can impair circulation and healing.
  • Do not drink alcohol in excess for two weeks before your Liposculpturing procedure and one week after the surgery.


Post Surgery

You should expect some bruising, swelling and pain after your procedure. If you feel like you have numbness in the areas treated, don’t be alarmed because this is normal. It will abate over time. Pain medication will be prescribed to control any discomfort, however, if you begin to have severe pain, contact us immediately.



The recovery process is different for everyone, but within a day after your Hi Def Liposculpturing, you should be up and walking around. Excess tumescent fluid will most likely drain from the access points for the first day or two. This fluid may be blood tinged as well. You may shower on the second or third day following surgery. Depending on the number of areas treated, you may need to be out of work and away from your usual activities for the first week. Over the next two or three weeks your treated areas may remain very sensitive and strenuous physical activities should be limited. You will also need to wear a special compression garment for up to a month to help ensure a good contour to your treated areas. Exercise may be resumed in two weeks after surgery.



The results of your Hi Def Liposculpturing are usually best seen after six weeks. But you will have continued changes out to four months. Your treated areas should look great and retain their sculptured appearance for as long as you maintain a healthy diet, exercise program, and body weight.

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Before and After High Definition Body Contouring Liposuction

High Definition Body Contouring Liposuction FAQs

For many individuals, losing fat in those certain troublesome areas can seem nearly impossible. Exercise and proper diet oftentimes isn’t enough to address these stubborn fatty pockets of the body. A lot of this is due to genetics, but also can be caused by the body’s own hormonal changes (such as post pregnancy). Individuals who feel that a particular area is not in proportion to the rest of their body may be good candidates for body-jet water-assisted liposuction. Candidates for this procedure should also be in good health and not be too overweight. If the patient has too much fat, they will not benefit from body-jet liposuction, as it is a body-contouring procedure. Any contouring done by the physician will lack definition and therefore not be worth going through with the procedure. In these cases, the patient is often recommended to start a medical weight loss program first (i.e. hormone diet program), to encourage optimal results from their liposuction procedure.

Body-jet liposuction can virtually treat anywhere from the neck down to the knees. However, depending on the amount of fat to be removed and also the amount of skin in the area, other types of liposuction may be more preferable, such as CoolLipo. Because body-jet liposuction allows for the removal of large volumes of fat safely, the most frequently treated areas of body-jet liposuction are the abdomen, love handles, hips, saddlebags, waist, buttocks, thighs, back, and chest. What’s more, because body-jet is so gentle, the fat removed can be harvested and transferred to other parts of the body where the patient desires more fullness (e.g. breasts, buttocks, and hands). Please see our fat transfer page for more details.

Yes. The fat removed from the body will not return to the treated areas, even if weight is gained after the procedure. Weight put on afterwards will be distributed to other parts of the body. Many individuals choose a medical weight loss program after the procedure to work on losing the fat that cannot be removed via liposuction. This is fat not located in the subcutaneous tissue, but in the visceral layers around internal organs. These are areas that the body-jet device does not treat.

Because everyone and their goals are different, stating a general price for a body-jet procedure could be misleading. Having a consultation with our physician would be the best way to get an accurate price specifically for you.

Our physician, Dr. Taek Kim, has over twenty years of surgical experience. His knowledge of human anatomy, as well as his aesthetic eye for cosmetic procedures, is highly regarded in the medical community. In 2005, he traveled to Germany to train directly under the inventor of body-jet. The German manufacturing company, Human Med, later acquired the body-jet system and further improved the machine into the popular version being used today. In 2009, Dr. Kim was chosen by Human Med to train other doctors in the US because of his meticulous attention to detail and impeccable technique. As such, Dr. Kim was the first physician to perform the body-jet liposuction procedure in the Midwest and has trained most of the other physicians in the Chicagoland area that perform it.

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