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HD Lipo Podcast #1 – Traditional vs High Definition Liposuction with Dr. Arian Mowlavi
[00:00:01] Welcome back to the HD Lipo podcast. I’m Frank Felker in Washington D.C. And I’m joined today by Dr. Arian Mowlavi, a board certified plastic surgeon in Laguna Beach California. Dr. Mowlavi thank you so much for joining us today.
[00:00:18] Hello Frank thank you for having me. I’m glad to be here from Laguna Beach California.
[00:00:23] Yes we’re definitely speaking to each other from opposite sides of the country. Let’s get right into this whole idea of HD liposuction is is fascinating to me. I want to start with this with a definition of terms I’ve heard about HD lipo I’ve heard about HD liposuction. I’ve heard about High-Definition liposuction Vaser Lipo. Are these all the same thing are we talking about the same technique and the same equipment.
[00:00:50] Frank we are in essence but I just wanted to kind of define the terms for us high definition liposuction is really the umbrella term and it covers this new ability for surgeons to be able to sculpt your body.
[00:01:06] This was not possible before. And so the technologies that have been brought together are allowing us to be able to pull this off or our patients and they include mainly the Vaser technology which is an ultrasound technology and that helps us melt the fat and we can maybe get into that later as well as these new cannulas called the power X cannulas. And finally this cool helium plasma laser skin tightening technology. When put together, it’s a game changer for liposuction.
[00:01:42] We’ll let’s go right into that then. What is the difference in terms of the outcome, the procedure and so forth between traditional liposuction and HD Lipo?
[00:01:52] Sure. So HD Lipo we take it very seriously. It’s been used haphazardly in the past but to make that differentiation clear to you. We’ve had traditional liposuction. It’s been present since the 1800s and so this utilizes a cannula, as you might think a rod with holes in it that basically we were limited to. And so when you went for liposuction The idea is to remove fat unwanted fat. Right. So this cannula per se literally as archaic as it sounds is used to ream through the fat and pull it out literally pull it out like tear it out. As you might think.
[00:02:37] That does not sound pleasant it sounds as if it’s arcane and a little bit primitive.
[00:02:43] It is primitive. So for us to get into the discussion of what we are talking about I just want to quickly explain the anatomy so that we can have something to work with.
[00:02:53] Sure that makes sense. Thank you for that.
[00:02:55] Sure. So we’re going to keep this really simple. But when you’re looking at removing fat what we’re talking about is removing fat that’s underneath the skin. And there’s actually two layers of fat. There’s the more superficial layer and there’s the deeper layer. So we have the skin the superficial fat. And then there is this lining or Fasher the doctors like to call it and then underneath that is the deep fat and then we have the muscle so up to today we and this. And when I say we meaning I mean the good liposuction providers were able to remove all of that deep fat all of it and I mean all of it because if you leave any of the deep fat you’re going to have contour irregularities as well. Not to remove any of the superficial fat. So let me just explain this one more time for you to have excellent liposuction results using the traditional technique as a provider. You wanted to remove all of the deep fat and not touch the superficial fat. The reason for this is really critical. And the reason for that is as you can imagine the physicality of using a rod to pull out cores of fat. If you take out any of the superficial fat you can imagine a tunnel of fat gone yet that’s an adjacent fat is tethered. And and so what you would get as you would get divots are these little waves of irregularity in the skin and the results can be horrid.
[00:04:30] Now this is in contrast to what we have now which provides us the ability to remove not only the deep fat comprehensively but as well the superficial fat. And that’s where the magic happens. That’s the game changer here.
[00:04:48] And so what does this mean in terms of results for the patients that you’re now able to have this much more tight and defined level of control.
[00:04:58] So with the defined control and the comprehensive removal of fat we’re able to now sculpt your body. This has never been possible before.
[00:05:09] Now the reason for this is the limitation of that can Theola. So if you can imagine you have this Araud right and so you push through and you take out a tunnel of fat when you take out that tunnel of fat you have your adjacent fat cells tethered because they’re solid and so you can imagine if you were to go too superficial you would literally have a linear line of fat removed and then on each side would be the fat that remains. And you can literally get a checkerboard stomach. I can’t tell you Frank how many times I see what I call the checkerboard abdomen. This is where a traditional liposuction provider has attempted to do High-Definition by removing superficial fat. And unfortunately you can imagine the constraints of having a metal rod trying to pierce through kind of solid or semi-solid that there’s just no way to get a given platform in that scenario.
[00:06:10] I’ve never seen a checkerboard stomach effect but I imagine once you see it you never forget it. So that clearly it seems so you call it the canceller is the rod that is inserted.
[00:06:23] Is that correct. That’s right. That’s right.
[00:06:25] OK. So it seems as though there was the more traditional liposuction is if I made more primitive more crude not as finely tuned instrument as what you guys were able to work with now is it sort of a good layman’s definition.
[00:06:42] It is. I mean it is what it is. Right. Frank So it’s it’s a rod and you’re trying to remove fat. It’s not like a paint brush So you’re literally coring up fat and somehow you have to evenly remove all the fat.
[00:06:56] And so even though this is possible in the deep layer of fat it would be nearly impossible in the superficial layer of fat. It’s just another differentiation for the listeners to appreciate the deep fat is looser fat whereas a superficial fat is is divided by really tight what we call Saturday or retaining ligaments these fibrous kind of connections. And so it’s nearly impossible to use a rod to pierce through fat that’s that solid or semi-solid in order to get a smooth outcome.
[00:07:34] Interesting. Very interesting. So these HD Libo techniques have been developed to solve that problem.
[00:07:42] Exactly. So if I could get into that so everybody could appreciate what we’re talking about. So the way we get around these constraints is number one is the Vai’s or ultrasound technology.
[00:07:54] So what this technology allows us to do is it allows us to literally liquefy or melt all the fat in both the deep and the superficial layers. The second component to this is the Khania So can the law is a modification of that traditional Raad that you would literally remove fat by going forward and backwards motion. So they were able to put this candy literally on a drill bit. You can imagine a drill bit right. So now you’re literally shaving the fat off and you’re shaving it with control. You can put your rod anywhere you want and he can literally shave the fat almost like a sculptor. We are literally able to sculpt you with control. And then the third component which is the icing on the cake is the cool helium plasma. So you can imagine now that we’re comprehensively removing all of the fat not just the deep fat but we’re able to uniformly remove the superficial fat. You may have to tighten the skin because now you might have more skin than you need. And so the icing on the cake is we’re able to now as well tighten that skin.
[00:09:17] Amazing. So how can you describe virtually the difference in the results you’re able to achieve.
[00:09:25] OK. So it’s it’s like before you would come to me and here are a little chubby. And he just wanted to look smaller He just wanted to not be so bulky. So the traditional liposuction allowed us to Deeble Q In the deep layer and just make you look thinner and smoother. And you know and less robust. Now you come to me and you basically are chiseled you you can have your four pack your six pack. I have guys coming to me you know they’re just regular guys like you and I and you know they’re a little chubby here and there. This has some love handles a little bit of fat a little chub here and there but then they come back to the office and and they’re shredded as these guys like to say I had a guy a dad 38 year old that said I don’t know what to say Doctor but I went home and my kids are telling me I look like a superhero. Wow. It really is phenomenal. I want to put this into to reference what we’re talking about as you know the guy that goes and the gal as much as the guys now you know they’re fit they’re into their physique. They want to look good. They’re working out maybe three four or five times a day. I mean a week I’m sorry and they’re eating well and they’re watch what they eat and they want to look good.
[00:10:50] But they can’t ever get to that point where they’re ripped. You know where they’re just chiseled. And so you know there’s very few of those guys and gals around. I mean those guys and gals have to have a body percentage fat content of like less than five to 10 percent. And it’s hard to maintain that. I mean you can get there but honestly I can tell you you’re hurting when you’re at that level because you have to literally starve yourself. In addition to working out like relentlessly now we have a situation where regular guys that are fat can be chiseled all the time and feel comfortable.
[00:11:33] While it’s amazing and how long the effects last.
[00:11:40] Frank the results are permanent. This is what’s amazing is because we remove the fat. And this requires some you know thinking and visualizing. But even if you were to gain weight and you can’t gain it there because there’s nothing left there. So the results are permanent. And you know most of my my patients that they’re there into their bodies I mean if they weren’t they wouldn’t be there. They want to look amazing. And so they’re out there to maintain what I provide them.
[00:12:12] It’s amazing. I did not expect your answer to be that the effects were permanent. That’s a tremendous benefit. It’s incredible. Can you give us some ideas you told us about the dad who became a superhero to his children. Do you have any other study case studies or success stories with patients that you’ve seen.
[00:12:31] I mean it’s the whole gamut. Frank this is what’s so exciting about this. I have young gals elderly gals. I saw a lady yesterday in fact in the office. She’s 65 but she has loose skin. You know just a little bit of fat. And so she has the opportunity to come to me and get toned up and have her skin tight and without having to be cut on. You know one of the things as you get older is you don’t want as invasive surgery right. You know when it comes to light arms or legs or thighs or the but you know everything kind of loose. And so even these patients are able to now have a tighter look more toned look without being cut on. On the other side of the gamut is you have the moms that are in their 20s and 30s almost anybody can benefit. I mean anybody that wants to look good can look good. And in addition if you want to be super hot I mean chiseled. Right now you know that there are some differences between traditional Libo and HD lipo.
[00:13:44] You know this gives us the opportunity to be artists. We were literally sculpting your body so you can be as defined as you want. So let me give you an example. I have ladies and are coming to me that just want to look healthy and fit. So what I do is for them as I use HD Libo and I remove a considerable amount of fat. But I don’t chisel them because they don’t want to look as Chesil.
[00:14:10] And then I have the gall that’s maybe an adult entertainer or are in the fitness fashion arena and she wants to be chiseled and she wants to be ripped. And so we can give her her four pack the HD Libo is an incredible tool that allows us the ability to gauge and to provide the patients what they want to the point where we can chisel them out or we can make them look healthy and fit.
[00:14:40] You know everything is fair game.
[00:14:43] Now it’s interesting as you use the word chiseling and sculpting and molding and so forth it seems as though in addition to having the correct equipment and technology is a large degree of skill and technique and if I may say artistry involved in this honestly there is artistry involved in this. And so you want to choose you know you want to choose a provider that just has the desire to provide you the lucky anyone who who has the attention to detail who understands Anatomy who is going to.
[00:15:21] You know because of this technology it’s not about just the overall gestalt of or making me look a little thinner. We’re now dealing with a totally different ballgame where you have the opportunity to really sculpt people literally like a sculptor would. So knowledge of muscle anatomy and knowledge of detail is all there. I can tell you I know the libel guys that you know. They can’t get the results of some of us can get. So you know when you’re in the operating room and you’re chiseling it down you know this is sometimes it takes four to five hours sometimes six to seven hours. You know you can get up and leave at two to three hours. Yes you have a better result. But if you spend an extra two three hours you can really get in there and sculpt away.
[00:16:11] Now with that in mind not everyone is fortunate enough to live nearby to you although I’m sure anyone could fly to where you are and and work with you if if someone’s in a different part of the country or different part of the globe and they’re trying to find somebody who has the experience the training the equipment and the artistry that you have what should they look for what questions can they ask to get a comfort level that they’re working with the right physician.
[00:16:41] Frank that’s a great question. Let me just start by saying you know Frank this is not rocket science right. There’s a lot of good guys out there. So it’s a matter of finding the right resources. You know there’s Web sites like High-Definition liposuction dot com where patients can go and they can find a provider near them. They don’t have to fly to Laguna Beach California by any means. But you know what I always say the results speak for themselves. So when you go see an interview a provider you know you get to meet them you’ve got to make sure that you like the doctor and you got to see the results. I mean if they can’t show you results that means they can’t obtain those results.
[00:17:25] Give me like before and after photos.
[00:17:27] Absolutely. There’s nothing like before and after photos. There’s nothing like reviews online. You know at some point everything catches up to you you know. You can’t hide behind a stone if you can’t if you can’t give the results of the patient’s one.
[00:17:42] It’ll be evident so it sounds as though from what you’re saying that because of the fine level of detail that you’re able to work with with HD Libo and the fact that you can determine how sculpted and how ripped the end result is going to be almost anyone who’s looking for these types of results at whatever level could benefit from HD Libo is that a correct statement.
[00:18:10] That is absolutely correct. Today with the three technologies that we’ve kind of briefly touched upon you can provide almost 80 percent of the population these results is just a matter of finding the right provider and you can get these results. I did want to talk to you about the Vai’s or some more because some of some of the people listening they may be thinking well how you know you had traditional Lipe. And you couldn’t you couldn’t touch the superficial layer so by melting. How does that enable you to get smoother results. And I because I didn’t touch upon this and this is really important the fact that you liquefy and mouth that that first is not trivial. OK so it allows us for two things. And I wanted to make sure the listeners got this the first point is that we actually are able to take all the deep and the superficial layer like we said but heres the big secret Frank the big secret is that because the milk not the fat now is as liquid more liquidy is when you’re done. Even though you’ve removed a hell of a lot more fat than you would normally with a traditional liposuction. The remaining fat this is the key that remaining fat that you do leave behind which is minimal because it’s liquid it evenly distributes. If you can imagine you know you have a you have this area now that has fat. Not going to be left and clumps so whatever fat that you do leave behind strategically is going to eventually settle down. Wow.
[00:19:57] So there’s some important components of the post operative period that are critical to getting these beautiful results.
[00:20:05] And I wanted to just touch upon a couple of them if you would because I was curious as far as the recovery time in and what what the patient can do to maximize their results.
[00:20:14] Absolutely. So there’s two components that I wanted to touch upon number one before all we did liposuction we would put you in this garment. We call it a compression garment. Right now that’s kind of a little leotard looking thing and you wear it for two weeks. And so forth. Now with HD Leipold what we do is everybody’s custom form fitted to their garment but more importantly that that garment is lined with a custom fitted foam pad. So we literally line use circumstantially with a foam that is custom fit to you before surgery. So so what this allows us to do is all that fat that I was talking to you about that’s liquidy. That it doesn’t have an opportunity to clump in one area it evenly distributes and it’s just it’s amazing.
[00:21:06] It’s almost like pouring molten metal into a cast.
[00:21:11] You got it. Exactly. And add a thin layer and with control where you can actually etch out in areas where you want no fat to be in. Whereas you leave a little bit behind in strategic areas where you may want some some more bulk as you might think.
[00:21:30] So how long will the patient need to wear that.
[00:21:34] We haven’t word a minimum of two weeks and up to four weeks. So it just depends on your nutrition level and if you’re a bruiser or not.
[00:21:44] And there’s a lot of things that go into the formula. In addition we provide our patients lymphatic massage and that is done at approximately four to five weeks. And you know that’s like the icing on the cake Basically whenever you operate you get some fluid leakage and like edema people make you know know what edema means kind of swelling. And what we want to do is fine tune and find that the swelling out of your body at about four weeks and basically four to five weeks you’re done.
[00:22:15] You look spectacular. That’s great. And I like you so that you can determine how ripped the final result was. I think that’s something that will speak to a number of people who don’t necessarily want to have the super shredded body.
[00:22:30] Absolutely. Absolutely. I would say in fact Frank more than not than do want to be ripped especially for the ladies. They don’t necessarily want to look masculine and be wrapped. They just want to look fit. But I’m telling you there’s something about doing an HD lipo when you look at when you look at the stomach that’s been HD Leipold and not necessarily all repeat OK. They just look incredible. And so even when I see my patients you know I have two categories of HD like I have HD Libo where I remove you know 90 percent of the fat and then I have the gals or guys that want a lipid sculpturing or what we call abdominal etching. And that’s where we literally etch out your abdomen where we give you your medicine we call it inscriptions. Those are the lines that are in your rectum muscle that give you your six pack. OK. So there’s you know two levels of sculpturing now there is one level where we take out 90 percent and leaves 10 percent as a smooth film.
[00:23:38] And then there is that the extra level extra credit where you know a lot of the guys are into this because they want to be repped. Most guys want to be a rep. They want their sex facts to show. So you know those guys take a little bit longer but given the tools that we have especially the power X Canyonlands I can literally sit there and feel like an artist and really sculpt you out.
[00:24:02] So of course there is fat in our bodies and fat cells in our bodies because it’s part of our overall organism we need it. But I take it that there’s no detrimental side effects of removing this much fat from our body are we safe with that are absolutely safe Frank.
[00:24:22] You know there’s some guys that are going to try to tell you if you have less fat you’re going to be you know more prone to not getting diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But you know that’s hearsay.
[00:24:35] Honestly we have plenty of fat everywhere fat in our organs around our organs and our belly. There is absolutely no harm in removing the fat at this level.
[00:24:46] I would imagine the average American has fat where they don’t even know they have fat. We don’t have to worry about running too low on fat. In spite of Dr. Malawi’s best efforts.
[00:25:01] Absolutely you’re absolutely right.
[00:25:04] You know this is just been fascinating. And I clearly see the difference between the traditional liposuction and HD Libo. I want to ask you one one additional question occurred to me. You talked about the person with the checkerboard abdomen because of the ability of the razor to melt fat. Would you be able to help that person.
[00:25:24] Yes absolutely frank. And this is you know now you’re getting to a higher Lutter techniques. Let me give you an example.
[00:25:32] So I got the checkerboard guy right coming to me and he’s devastated. So we look at that checkerboard abdomen and we we evaluate how much fat is left behind. Even though it’s divided and checkerboard and what look he wants to have. Just to give you an idea of what level of thinking and planning is involved for a checkerboard patient. That doesn’t necessarily want more fat removed but wants to look normal. This is the amazing thing about the laser technology. So what I would do with a patient like that is our actually go in there and I want you to visualize this. I’m going to go in there and I’m going to ultrasound and melt all the fat that’s left through the divot and the the area that’s not divided. I want to melt that fat. And guess what Frank. I’m not going to remove any of that fat. I’m just going to melt them down and then I’m going to leave it all in there to redistribute evenly. And what. Oh yes sir.
[00:26:38] No no no. That’s amazing. Does it does the you use ultrasound to melt the fat. It does that is that people get hot when it’s melting.
[00:26:51] This is amazing you’re going to I mean it seems like an unbelievable tool but let me tell you something else. So with traditional liposuction when we used to be done and we have these things called canisters that kind of collect the fat. You would kind of once in a while during surgery look over and glean over your canisters. And usually it is about a third of it is as bloody. OK. You know you got the fat in there. But then a third of it at the bottom of the canisters blood when you look at the HD lipo canisters they’re 80 to 90 percent fat. It’s clean because of this technology. And this is another point of safety to tell the listeners is when you mouth the fat away or melt the fat. What you’re saying is that the fat literally melts off of. And also FAE’s off of the vital structures such as the nerves and the vessels. And so it’s actually a more a traumatic technique than traditional liposuction. So not only do you get less blood loss.
[00:28:02] You get less perusing and our patients are telling us from my observation as it’s less painful because the nerves aren’t traumatized.
[00:28:11] Let me give you an example. Before when I used to do Love handles you know the love handles on your side. I certainly do. OK.
[00:28:19] So I would I would literally spend two to three hours trying to grind that fat out because it’s very fibrous and that fat is attached inherently to the nerves and the vessels and these these fibrous tissues that we refer to earlier called retaining ligaments.
[00:28:38] And I would have to sit there for hours trying to grind this fat out and I could never get it all out. Now with HD Lipe all using laser technology I’m able to remove that fat with ease. And so there is a lot less pain. There’s a lot less bruising. And the results speak for themselves.
[00:29:00] So are you saying that you even for someone who does want like you know sort of a grand level of fat removal done you would still use the HD Libo of because of all the benefits you’ve described and not revert back to the more traditional approach.
[00:29:19] You know even not even that. Even the guy or girl who was just a little bit of fat removed there is no reason to use a traditional liposuction techniques even though you don’t need to take out as much fat and you don’t need that detail work. It still provides them a better post-operative recovery a smoother recovery a more comfortable recovery less tenderness less bruising. It’s a beautiful thing.
[00:29:44] That’s wonderful. That’s tremendous that it has all of these benefits it’s a win win win all the way around and for the physician and the patient as well. It really is. Well we’ve talked about a lot of different things. Is there any question I have not asked you that you think is important to bring to everyone’s attention.
[00:30:04] I just want our listeners to really appreciate the fact that in order to do HD liposuction or high definition liposuction you have to choose a provider that has the proper tools and technology and you know this can be cost limiting to some providers. But at the end of the day because you know there’s a lot of gimmicks out there so when I search on the Internet we do a lot of optimization and marketing that’s part of the part of the program here. I see a lot of guys that are. Claiming that they’re doing High-Definition liposuction. So I want the listeners to really appreciate that when they go see somebody to see if they can get high definition liposuction. They make sure that they ask them whether they have these technologies in their disposal.
[00:30:54] And so if you would if you would list those specific technologies again that they should ask about.
[00:30:59] Sure. I mean the first and foremost is laser liposuction. So a as you are. Yes. And so the provider needs to have that machine. It’s critical.
[00:31:10] Now if you want to get sculpting an etching then I will definitely ask for the provider to have the power X Canyonlands those of those drilling kind of more of a shaving instrument rather than a poking instrument.
[00:31:26] And then if you have looseness if you have a looseness in your thighs or skin looseness or in your arms and you know looking at your stuff that you’re going to need some tightening. You’ve got to make sure that the provider has the cool helium plasma technology as well.
[00:31:42] It’s great advise what Dr. houri and Molavi thank you so much for joining us today.
[00:31:48] Thank you Frank for having me. If you ever come onto the beach please come and visit us.
[00:31:53] I certainly will. Thanks again to Dr. Malawi and thank you for listening. My name again is Frank Felker and I wanted to let you know that we will be doing a number of podcasts on this topic of HD liposuction. We want to really bring out all the additional ways that it can be used. The effect that it’s having on people for people across the country and around the world and what you can expect and how you can find a well qualified practitioner near you. So be on the lookout for the next episode of the HD Libo podcast.