What is VHD Lipo?
For most people, cosmetic surgery congers up a rather unsavory image. The truth of the matter is that the depiction many of us see on television is not reality in the overwhelming percentage of the time. Liposuction in particular is misunderstood, and many of these misunderstandings come from the early days of practice. In reality, the procedure has evolved greatly since the 80s and 90s, and toady is considered a minimally invasive outpatient operation, known as VASER High Definition Liposculpturing, or VHD lipo.
Ok, so what exactly is VHD Lipo? That’s a fair question. In a nutshell, it’s a procedure that precisely and efficiently removes unwanted body fat from anyway in the body, using state of the art ultra sound technology to locate and target the trouble areas. This technique allows VHD to differentiate fat from other important tissues; blood vessels, connective tissue, nerves, etc. It then breaks down the fat while preserving the need tissue, promoting smooth results and quick recovery.
How does it work? The first step is to fill the selected area with a saline solution that works to numb the site while shrinking blood vessels. Shrinking the blood vessels minimizes blood loss and bruising. The solution, known as tumescent solution, wets and fills the area, which works to break up fatty tissue in conjunction with the powerful VASER ultrasound energy. A small probe then transmits this sound energy (similar to that used to remove cataracts from the eye) that fragments the fat on contact, leaving the other tissue intact.
The fatty tissue is then removed via a gentle suction process that is specifically designed to minimize damage to the surrounding tissues. Once this is completed, muscle structure can be “chiseled out,” producing for example defined six pack abdominal muscles. This procedure can be safely preformed in the abdomen, chest, hips/love handles, waist, back, thorax, and arms.
Is it right for me? That’s a decision that needs to made between you and a doctor you trust. We all have our trouble areas, and the fact is that not everyone has the genes to be a supermodel. It’s extremely important to consider every aspect of any possible procedure, including expense, recovery time, and whether it’s truly something that you need to have. VHD Lipo is no shortcut to a healthy lifestyle, but rather an aid, in addition to healthy eating and exercise, to achieve the body you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Alexander Simopoulos is a practicing medical health professional and cosmetic surgeon who writes about cosmetic surgery for his website, VHDlipo.com.
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