High Definition Body Sculpting
Enjoy the Results of High-Definition Liposculpting
One of the biggest problems with fat is its unpredictability. Two people of similar builds may commit to the same diet and exercise regime, only to find that one enjoys a slimmer waist but unchanging thighs and buttocks, while another sees general overall improvement but can’t lose a double chin. The answer for both could be liposuction. Ohio’s Dr. David Hartman performs this procedure at Fine Arts Skin & Laser for patients from Dover, Akron, New Philadelphia, Canton, and beyond, using his innovative techniques and experience to not just reduce fat, but perform high definition liposculpting.
In Dr. Hartman’s hands, liposuction is about more than dropping inches on a waistline or reducing love handles—though it can help with those goals and more. Liposculpting is about creating natural-looking contours by shaping an area or areas of the body where fat is naturally stubborn, giving the physique a leaner, more athletic appearance.
Q&A with Dr. David Hartman; Awake During LipoSculpting?
How Does Liposuction Work?
When a person begins to slim down, their fat cells are not leaving the body, but are merely getting smaller. As noted above, however, fat cells in specific areas -such as “muffin top” of the lower abdomen, “saddlebags” of the lateral thighs, “love handles” of the upper outer hips, “bra fat” of the upper back, and “double chin”- sometimes resist shrinking. In these cases, physically removing (sculpting) the unwanted cells from the body is a highly effective solution.
Fat cells targeted for liposuction must first be loosened and freed from the surrounding tissue. Dr. Hartman offers two different options with this in mind, each driven by a specific technique and applied based on a patient’s ultimate goals for the procedure.
If the desired result is simply fat reduction, Dr. Hartman may use laser-based liposuction known as SmartLipo® Triplex®. This method destroys unwanted fat cells with a laser so the fat can easily be suctioned out.
If patients want fat cells harvested for living fat transfer so they can be used to augment other areas of the body, Dr. Hartman employs tumescent liposuction and low-pressure techniques to carefully collect, wash, and filter the collected, living fat. While this method still requires the fat to be loosened, the process is less destructive—a critical detail, since fat cells must remain living and intact to be used for transfer. Ideal sites for beautification with fat transfer are the breasts, face, and buttocks.
Tumescent lipo involves the injection of a special fluid designed to make the tissue firmer, reduce blood flow in the area, and minimize sensation. Dr. Hartman then makes tiny, carefully placed incisions and inserts a thin tube called a cannula, which is used to loosen the cells and suction them out.
No matter the method, Dr. Hartman applies his artistic eye to make the results look natural and proportional, carefully sculpting and shaping new body lines.
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"Where to start.. I have had many services through the last few years, my last service being an actual surgery. Breast aug. I tear up thinking about how they made me feel like family. I mean going above and beyond prior, during and after! I have loved everything I’ve had done. I have loved every single person in that office and bonded with quite a few special ones ◡̈ I won’t go anywhere else! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Top notch facility. Dr Hartman makes sure you are happy! They are true professionals. Call and make your appointment!! You won’t regret it. Picture is the flowers they sent me the day after my surgery to brighten my day."- E.K. / Google / Sep 12, 2022
"Kirstyn always does such a great job on my facials and she is very knowledgeable with skincare. Everyone in the office is also so friendly and welcoming. I will definitely continue to get facials here!"- K.J. / Google / Sep 08, 2022
"If you haven't experienced Fine Arts Skin and Laser, you are missing out! From the moment I entered the office, I was greeted by the warmest, sweetest and most welcoming staff. Any questions I had were answered by qualified and highly trained personnel. What made me feel most comfortable, was the fact that staff members had personally received and experienced the services and treatments I was inquiring about. Wanda was incredibly knowledgeable about my procedure and remained beside me throughout the entire journey. Dr Hartman and the rest of the team were attentive, professional, calming and gentle. They coached me throughout the entire procedure. Initially, I was apprehensive to undergo a tummy tuck and lipo-suction while awake, but now that it's over- I am happy I chose to move forward with it. Using the Tumescent anesthesia and Pronox, I experienced minimal discomfort throughout the surgery and my recovery was much smoother as a result of not having received general anesthesia. I am currently five days post-op and already absolutely love the new me! I am looking forward to my lymphatic drainage sessions with the Esthetician in a few weeks. This will help facilitate blood flow and optimize the recovery process even further. My hope is to motivate and inspire others to also take the next steps to becoming a happier, healthier version of themselves. My only regret is that I waited to have this done as long as I have! Thank you Dr Hartman & the rest of the team at Fine Arts Skin & Laser!"- C.H. / Google / Sep 03, 2022
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Who is an Ideal Candidate for Liposuction?
Anyone dealing with fat cells that cause bulges or add unwanted bulk to a specific area of the body may make for a good liposuction candidate. The surgery is particularly attractive to those who have put considerable effort into slimming down, but who find that even dieting and rigorous physical activity fail to noticeably impact stubborn areas.
It is important that women and men who want to lose weight not consider liposuction as a health-related strategy. The procedure is for cosmetic body contouring purposes, not weight loss. Good candidates will already be healthy and at or near their ideal weight range. Dr. Hartman recommends that liposuction patients have an established track record of maintaining a stable weight before their procedure since continuing a healthy and active lifestyle can help preserve the results.
Recovering After Liposuction
Fat-reduction patients will find that their treated area is tender and potentially sore in the days after a session. It may also appear bruised and develop some swelling, which is natural. The coloring and sensations should gradually resolve on their own throughout the initial days of the recovery process. Light activity should resume the next day, however. Following this, patients can gradually increase their activity level, with most patients resuming work/daily routine activity on day 2 or 3 after the procedure; with a full return to strenuous life activities delayed until several weeks have passed.
Since liposuction is usually applied to any combination of multiple areas on the body, the cost for the procedure depends on details unique to each patient’s session. Cost may also vary if liposuction is being used in conjunction with fat transfer, or if it is part of a larger face or body rejuvenation effort, such as brow lift, facelift, breast lift, or tummy tuck. Combining lipo with other procedures lowers the cost of each individual component.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $12,500
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-7 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 week
- Procedure Recovery Location