High Definition Liposuction

Santa Barbara Body Sculpting

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon & Awake Liposuction Specialist located in Santa Barbara, CA

If you’ve hoped for six-pack abs or an hourglass waist, a new form of liposuction — called high-definition liposuction — may be the right procedure for you. Dr. Michael Giuffrida of Santa Barbara Body Sculpting in Santa Barbara, California offers this procedure for both male and female patients who are excited to have better-defined bodies.

High Definition Liposuction Q & A

Santa Barbara Body Sculpting

What is high-definition liposuction?

High-definition liposuction is a more specialized form of liposuction, a procedure that removes fat from specific parts of your body for an improved appearance. Besides removing fat, high-definition liposuction contours the area from which the fat was taken.

How does high-definition liposuction create a contoured look?

In high-definition liposuction, Dr. Giuffrida sculpts the superficial layers of fat that lie on top of the muscles and under the skin. High-definition liposuction requires the skill Dr. Giuffrida has developed over decades of mastering advanced aesthetic surgery techniques.

Dr. Giuffrida uses a specialized cannula -- or fat extraction tool -- that removes fat from the designated areas. Then, using ultrasound to guide the tool, Dr. Giuffrida uses the removed fat to chisel the look decided upon during your consultation.

How do I prepare for high-definition liposuction?

As with any surgical procedure, Dr. Giuffrida talks to you about steps to take ahead of high-definition liposuction. These include:

  • Stop taking certain medicines that can cause excess bleeding
  • Cease smoking for two weeks or more before the procedure
  • Don’t drink excessive amounts of alcohol for two weeks before the procedure
  • Drink lots of water in the days leading up to the procedure
  • Arrange for someone to take you home after the surgery
  • Have plenty of pillows on hand for comfort and some towels to catch drainage

What advantage does high-definition liposuction have over the traditional procedure?

High-definition liposuction can sculpt specific parts of your body, such as six-pack abs for men and a tiny waist for women. Dr. Giuffrida takes the fat you haven’t been able to lose through exercise and diet and sculpts the area so that it’s perfectly defined.

Besides high-definition liposuction, Dr. Giuffrida is also the only doctor in Santa Barbara that gives you the option of undergoing Awake Liposuction — a liposuction procedure where you remain conscious the entire time.

This allows you to communicate with him during the procedure, which increases the likelihood of a successful outcome without the need for potential touchups.

If you’ve been wishing you could have the body of your dreams, Dr. Giuffrida has the skill and technique to make that dream come true. Call or click online for your consultation today.