High-Definition Liposuction in Denver, CO

At Flourish Surgical Arts in Denver, we provide state-of-the-art high-definition liposuction for those looking to achieve their desired body shape. Excess pockets of fat can sometimes defy even the strictest diets and most rigorous exercise routines. They may impact how our patients feel about your appearance. But with recent medical advances, it is now possible to sculpt a more defined physique.Performed by our highly skilled triple board-certified surgeon, Dr. John R. Nesiba, we can assist our patients in achieving the body they desire with a VASER liposuction. With more than 1,000 cosmetic procedures under his belt and training from Alfredo Hoyos, a leading authority on hi-def liposuction, he uses this innovative technique to deliver outstanding results. We are committed to assisting each patient on their journey toward their perfect body.

What Is a High-Definition Liposuction?

A high-definition liposuction, or HD liposuction (hi-def lipo), is an advanced technique for body contouring that can help make underlying muscles look more defined by removing excess fat. Dr. Nesiba uses VASER technology during this surgical procedure to break down fat cells with ultrasound waves, making them easier to remove gently. The aim is to create a sculpted, athletic appearance by accentuating the patient’s natural muscle contours.

This technique may be beneficial for those struggling with diet- and exercise-resistant fat pockets. Hi-def liposuction works on defining underlying muscles with little impact on body weight itself. It can also be performed alongside additional cosmetic treatments if desired. The surgery usually only requires small incisions for VASER probes and suction tubes, minimizing scarring and recovery time.

High-definition liposuction (high def lipo) enhances the visibility of existing muscles by removing fat deposits around them, but it doesn’t actually create new muscle.

High-Definition Liposuction vs. Traditional Liposuction

For those seeking to remove unwanted fat, there are two types of procedures: a high-definition liposuction and a traditional liposuction. While both methods aim for the same outcome (getting rid of excess fat deposits), they employ different techniques and yield different results.

High-Definition Liposuction

A high-definition liposuction, often with the use of VASER technology, employs ultrasound waves to break down fat cells. This technique enables a greater degree of accuracy. Besides, it is less invasive than conventional methods. This way, patients get enhanced muscle definition and body contours.

Traditional Liposuction

In contrast, a traditional liposuction employs a cannula, which is used to suck out fat tissue manually. Although this method does work for getting rid of general fat deposits, it is less precise and may not achieve the same level of muscle definition. This type is usually recommended for patients who want to decrease their overall body fat rather than sculpting their musculature.
A high-definition liposuction often means smaller incisions, less bruising, and quicker recovery than traditional liposuction. However, both procedures require skilled surgeons to ensure safe and effective results.

High-Definition Liposuction Areas


High-definition liposuction can be used to sculpt the arms, removing excess fat and enhancing muscle definition for a more toned appearance.

Abdominal Etching

High-definition liposuction is commonly used for abdominal etching, a technique that enhances the appearance of the abdominal muscles. This can include creating a “pilates-look,” defining a six-pack, or even highlighting an eight-pack in certain cases. The procedure involves strategically removing fat around the abdominal muscles to reveal the underlying musculature and achieve a more sculpted and athletic appearance.


This procedure can target areas of the back where fat tends to accumulate, such as the upper and lower back, to create a smoother and more defined contour.


High-definition liposuction can target both the inner and outer thighs, addressing stubborn fat deposits and enhancing muscle definition for a sleeker and more contoured appearance. This procedure can help achieve a smoother thigh contour, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and create a more toned look overall.

High-Definition Liposuction Procedure

Initial Consultation and Testing

The first step in a high-definition liposuction journey is an initial consultation with Dr. Nesiba. He discusses the patient’s aesthetic goals, evaluates their body, and determines if they are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Testing may include blood work and a comprehensive medical evaluation to ensure the patient is in good health. A high-definition liposuction has several medical contraindications, such as:

The Surgery


Dr. Nesiba uses general anesthesia during the surgery so that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort. The procedure usually takes three to five hours, depending on how many body parts are being worked on and their size.
Once the patient has been given anesthesia, Dr. Nesiba creates tiny incisions close to the areas he will be working on.
Then, he inserts a small cannula through these tiny incisions. This cannula is used to deliver the VASER technology.
Dr. Nesiba applies the VASER technology itself and uses ultrasound energy to liquefy fat cells with minimized trauma to surrounding tissues.
The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out using the cannula. This process enhances the natural muscle contours and creates a sculpted, athletic appearance.
Once the fat has been removed, Dr. Nesiba closes small incisions with sutures. They are typically minimal, resulting in less scarring and a quicker recovery.
The entire process is intended to be less invasive and more precise than traditional liposuction, giving patients excellent results with less downtime.

Add-On Procedures

Tummy Tuck

Many patients choose to have a tummy tuck along with their high-definition liposuction procedure. While liposuction can remove fat, a tummy tuck is necessary if they want also to get rid of excess skin and tighten their abdominal muscles. This surgery is beneficial for those who have sagging skin or weak abdominal muscles from pregnancy or significant weight loss. Combining a tummy tuck with a high-definition lipo, patients can achieve a smoother and tighter midsection and improved overall body contouring.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Many patients opt to combine high-definition liposuction with a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure for comprehensive body contouring. In this combined approach, excess fat is first removed from areas such as the abdomen, back, flanks, or thighs using high-definition liposuction techniques to enhance muscle definition and sculpt the body. The harvested fat is then purified and strategically injected into the buttocks to add volume, improve shape, and achieve a fuller, more rounded appearance. This combination of procedures can provide patients with a more balanced and proportionate silhouette, enhancing both their curves and muscle definition for a sculpted and shapely physique.

Recovery After a 
High-Definition Liposuction

Immediate Recovery

Following the procedure, we require patients to remain under our supervision as a precautionary measure for a few hours before going home. Most patients typically spend around one day in our comfortable facility. At this time, our experts are monitoring their recovery from anesthesia and the healing process. It is usual for patients to experience some discomfort and pain. However, we provide medication and care to help make the process as comfortable as possible.

For the first month after a high-def liposuction, patients must wear compression garments. These garments offer light backing as the treated areas heal, lessening swelling and incision soreness. Patients may also be asked to take antibiotics as a precaution against infection.

The sutures can be removed after 7 to 10 days. However, for the next two weeks, we advise avoiding physical activity, sports, or visiting the solarium and sauna.

In some cases, it might take up to four six months for the body to fully recover and any swelling to go down. Only then can the patient see the final results of high-definition liposuction, showcasing a more sculpted and defined physique.

Candidates for a High-Definition Liposuction

A high-definition liposuction is best suited for patients who are primarily healthy and within 20-30 pounds of their goal weight. Still, they should have problem areas that won’t go away with diet and exercise. Specific criteria include:

Benefits of a
High-Definition Liposuction

Enhanced Muscle Definition

A high-definition liposuction is a specialized technique that precisely targets and removes stubborn fat cells, revealing the underlying muscle tone. The procedure can help create a trimmer, more athletic-looking physique than standard approaches alone.
Using VASER technology, our surgeon can break down fat cells using ultrasound energy before extraction. This approach causes less harm to surrounding tissue, resulting in smaller incisions. Patients get less bruising and a quicker recovery time compared to traditional liposuction.
The surgery is flexible enough to fit individual requirements. It can target particular body parts accurately so patients get the shape they’re after. This way, their figure is more balanced and proportionate.
Because VASER technology is less invasive than traditional liposuction, patients tend to recover more quickly and experience less post-procedure discomfort or complications. Most of them can return to regular routines sooner than patients who choose regular liposuction.
A high-def lipo permanently eliminates fat cells from treated areas, delivering enduring outcomes. Patients can preserve their sculpted physique for many years by following a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly.

Cost of a High-Definition Liposuction in Denver

The cost of a high-definition liposuction in Denver, CO, typically ranges between $3,000 and $8 15,000. The price can vary based on factors such as the surgeon’s expertise, the complexity of the surgery, and the specific techniques employed. Additional expenses may include anesthesia, operating room fees, and postoperative appointments. Denver-based patients can book a consultation with Dr. Nesiba to discuss all the details and get an exact price quote. We have adaptable financing solutions so every patient can fit their budget—making their dream body attainable.

Flourish Surgical Arts Is the Best Destination for a High-Definition Liposuction in Denver

Our surgeon, Dr. John R. Nesiba, is triple board-certified and delivers body contouring procedures with exceptional outcomes. With the most up-to-date VASER technology at our fingertips and a warm team of caring professionals, we make patient satisfaction our top priority every time. With every high-def liposuction surgery he undertakes, Dr. Nesiba combines skills gained from Alfredo Hoyos and creativity to deliver results that surpass all expectations. Whether sculpting abs, enhancing muscle definition or creating a more toned physique, patients can trust in his know-how and dedication to perfection.

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