Patient demand is growing for Hi-Def procedures which are designed to highlight a person's underlying musculature and bone structure, as opposed to traditional liposuction procedures which seek to basically just de-bulk people. With the growing demand, physicians interested in attracting these clientele require specialized hi-def training that goes above and beyond basic lipo training.
"They're coming from all over the world. We've trained about 25 American surgeons; we've trained over 80 surgeons worldwide from about 16 or 17 different countries," says Dr. David Broadway, a triple board certified HiDef lipo trainer and expert. He uses either the SmartLipo Triplex or the Vaser device to perform his High Def procedures as he has both available in his Denver office.
Actual Vaser HiDef Lipo results of Dr. David Broadway
He says that training for this procedure is for those who are already well versed in performing liposuction. "High definition liposuction training is really not a basic course. When the students come we assume that they are comfortable with their equipment and they know how to do liposuction. This is really an art class," says Dr. Broadway.
What sets Hi-Def apart from other lipo procedures is the desire to reveal a patient's muscle tone and detail. It is most often performed on patients who are generally athletic and who don't have much fat to be removed. As Dr. Broadway describes the training, "We're trying to teach them how to bring out the underlying musculature and bring out anatomical detail. For instance, how to make the transition from the back to buttock to give a bit more lordosis. We're trying to bring out the rectus oblique muscles, the anatomical detail such as the sacrum or the sacral holes for instance, a number of anatomical details that typically the liposuction surgeon isn't interested in."