Top 10 questions
about VASER Hi Def
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If you review too many plastic surgery websites, often you can find yourself lost and confused with all of the different technologies and procedures that are offered. Lipo is no longer just removing fat. Today we have a variety of technologies including laser and ultrasound to offer patients who are looking to sculpt their physique. Lipo patients might want basic lipo or a more advanced form such as VASER Hi Def. Which leads me to my topic of answering the “Top 10 most commonly asked questions about VASER Hi Def.” Actual Dr. Broadway patient who had VASER Hi Def
- What is VASER Hi Def?
VASER Hi Def liposculpture is an advanced form of lipo that precisely removes fat from specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, flanks, male chest, legs and arms, while leaving a thin layer of fat over underlying muscles to highlight and define a more athletic appearance. VASER Hi Def surgeons will be working not only in the deep layer of fat, but also the superficial layer, where the body sculpting truly takes place.
- Who is a candidate for VASER Hi Def?
The best candidate is a patient who consistently works out at the gym, anywhere from 4-6 days per week, and one who eats healthy and maintains an active lifestyle. VASER Hi Def candidates are very close to their goal weight, but may find they just can’t get quite as lean as they would like to. Although they are muscular, the abdominal muscles might not be as defined and present as one would like.
- Who offers VASER Hi Def?
Dr. Broadway was the 2nd surgeon in the United States to offer VASER Hi Def liposculpture. He and his partner Dr. John Millard learned this advanced technique from their Colombian partner Dr. Alfredo Hoyos, who pioneered the procedure. Dr. Broadway and Dr. Millard, are the only 2 surgeons in Colorado who offer the true form of VASER Hi Def. They consistently host courses at the bod:evolve facility in Lone Tree Colorado, as part of an organization called ABS Institute, which provides education and hands-on experience to plastic surgeons from around the world, and across the nation. Participants for an ABSI course will be taught by Dr. Broadway and Dr. Millard, how to safely and effectively perform the newest and most advanced form of body sculpting. More and more surgeons across the U.S. are beginning to offer this unique procedure, but can only begin to do so after they have taken a VASER Hi Def course. Dr. Broadway and Dr. Millard are the most experienced plastic surgeons in the United States who perform VASER Hi Def.
- Why does VASER Hi Def cost so much?
VASER Hi Def is expensive because of the special equipment needed to perform the procedure, as well as the extensive training and experience the surgeon must obtain before offering the technique. The time involved with the surgery is longer than that of standard lipo, because precise fat has to be removed and other sculpting techniques are utilized. The cost can range from $9000-$20,000 and the surgery time can often be around 7 hours. The results are very different from standard lipo.
- How long do the results of VASER Hi Def last?
The results last as long as the patient maintains an active and healthy lifestyle. You will still see the results if you gain 5-10 pounds, but much more than that and the definition will be lost.
- How long is the VASER Hi Def recovery?
With VASER Hi Def it is imperative that patients are compliant and committed to the recovery. We request that patients take work off for approximately 10 days and light activity for the first 3 weeks after surgery. Dr. Broadway will place most of his VASER Hi Def patients in a foam garment after surgery, and this will be worn 24/7 for the first 3 weeks post op.
- Why do you encourage post op massage therapy after VASER Hi Def?
The bod:evolve facility has two in-house post op massage therapists who will see ALL of our VASER Hi Def patients. The first treatment at your day one check up is complimentary from Dr. Broadway. The massage will help to alleviate swelling, enduration, edema, and will help to get rid of excess fluid. We highly encourage patients to continue post op massage therapy for the first few week after surgery. It will speed up your recovery, and it will help with the overall appearance of the VASER Hi Def result.
- Does VASER Hi Def hurt?
Because VASER Hi Def is a sculpting procedure, patients need to expect discomfort for the first few days after surgery. You will be sore and you will feel numbness however the post massage therapy, as well as the pain medication given to you, will help you to get through the first few days.
- Will I see the VASER Hi Def results right away?
You must be patient with the VASER Hi Def recovery. You will notice an immediate change after surgery, although you will be swollen for the first 3-4 weeks post op. You will not see the final result, or the most dramatic result, until 4-6 months after surgery. This is how long it takes the body to completely heal, and for all of the enduration to disappear. Patients should expect some areas will be more swollen, and some areas may experience small contour changes, however this will subside after a few months.
- Is VASER Hi Def an option for men and women? Both men and women will experience great results
from VASER Hi Def Liposculpture. Because the desired male and female physique is different, Dr. Broadway will target different areas of the body more aggressively depending on the patient’s gender.
To view before and after photos of the VASER Hi Def procedure please visit the VASER Hi Def photo gallery. If you would like to schedule a consultation for VASER Hi Def with one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in the nation, contact us today!