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High definiton lipo or “high def lipo” is an advanced liposuction technique used to deliberately accentuate muscle bellies to create a more toned and athletic physique. High def lipo is most effective in the individual who already has good muscle tone and a leaner body composition. Areas such as the arms, abdomen, buttocks, and male chest are frequently sculpted with high def techniques.

What is high def liposuction?

High def lipo is an advanced technique used to highlight the shape of the underlying muscle beneath the fat by selectively suctioning out fat at variable depths on top of and around the muscles, making them appear more defined or sometimes referred to as “etched”.

What are the advantages of high def lipo?

  • Creates a more defined and chiseled aesthetic appearance
  • The abdominal “six pack” is more readily visible
  • Great for those with lean body composition who want targeted fat removal to create a more defined and muscular physique
  • Minimal downtime

Who is a good candidate for high def lipo?

  • Individuals should be of relatively lean body composition 
  • People who already have decent muscle tone and desire a more “ripped” look
  • Those committed to a lifestyle of fitness and sound nutrition
  • People that want their muscles to have more of a 3-dimensional appearance
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What will my recovery be like?

Recovery is similar to standard liposuction in that downtime is minimal, and swelling and bruising is minimal. Unique to high def lipo, particularly in the male chest and abdominal region, is the application of additional compression padding along the border of the muscles that help create the desired look.

Hi def lipo can be performed on the following:

  • Arms
  • Stomach
  • Chest
  • Buttocks

Why choose Dr. Pratt for high def lipo in Charlotte, NC?

Liposuction allows the plastic surgeon to completely transform one’s physique by targeting fat deposits in areas that may otherwise be resistant to diet and exercise. High def liposuction takes contouring to the next level through precision-based suction at variable depths around a muscle, creating a more defined or etched look. Dr. Pratt has performed thousands of liposuction procedures and reserves high def lipo for select individuals. Although the idea of having a more defined midsection or sculpted arms is appealing to many liposuction patients, proper patient selection is essential in order to achieve a natural looking contour rather than an artificially manufactured one. Dr. Pratt will use his discretion in determining if you are an appropriate candidate for high def lipo. Although this technique is intended to accentuate muscle definition, the results are intended to look natural. Overly aggressive high def lipo can lead to unwanted contour irregularities that can be difficult to treat.

Dr. Pratt graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and went on to complete a general surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He then completed a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

He is in private practice in beautiful south Charlotte, in the heart of Ballantyne. His practice is dedicated exclusively to aesthetic surgery of the breast, body, and face.

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We recognize the anxiety and concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Rest assured that our patients’ health and well-being have and always will be our primary concern.

We are doing everything we can to protect one another from spreading the virus. Our intention and promise to our patients are to respect the guidelines and recommendations set forth by health care professionals regarding hygiene and social distancing. To that end, we would like to share some of the additional steps we are implementing as a practice to help protect you as well as our team members

  • Anyone entering our office will be pre-screened for symptoms of acute illness and have their temperature taken at the front desk
  • All staff member will wear masks when interacting with patients or family
  • We have increased the frequency and extensivity of our office cleaning routines
  • Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the office
  • We will continue to offer virtual consultations as well as virtual follow-up visits when appropriate
  • We request that anyone with fever, respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath reschedule their appointment.
  • We are limiting outside vendors from elective visitation
  • We are limiting our waiting room occupancy to fewer patients and request that any family or friends do not accompany patients inside the office
  • Patients that prefer to wait in the car prior to their appointment may do so. Please text the practice on our SMS line (704) 256.3732 when you have arrived to let us know that you are here. We can send you a text message when we are ready for you to come in.

While the COVID-19 situation and response remain fluid, please know that we are doing everything we can to limit your exposure and risk. As our response adjusts based on recommendations set forth by relevant medical experts, we will keep you updated on our website as well as social media.

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In response to the challenge for patients caused by the current pandemic Dr. Pratt is now offering safe and private Tele-Health services for consults. There is no charge for this service. Simply call our office at 980-375-9959 to request an appointment. We will give you specific instructions on how to schedule a virtual visit with Dr. Pratt and his patient coordinator, Ashleigh. We are pleased to be able to offer these appointments and hope this option meets your needs and helps fulfill your desired timeline.

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