Boston Cosmetic
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Boston Cosmetic

Hidef Liposculpture

Welcome to Boston’s only HiDef Liposculpting Center

Boston Cosmetic Specialists provides Smartlipo TriPlex and VASER® LipoSelection Body Contouring to the Greater Boston and Metrowest Areas of Massachusetts.

Boston Cosmetic Specialists is the premier body sculpting and facial rejuvenation practice in New England. Our founder, Dr. Edwin Ishoo, is a board Screen-Shot-2014-10-22-at-10.37.02-AMcertified surgeon with extensive experience in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures specializing in laser assisted liposuction and ultrasound assisted liposuction. At our center we feature Smartlipo Triplex, the most advanced laser lipolysis technology in the world, in addition to VASER LipoSelection, making us the only center in the Greater Boston and South Shore areas to offer both modalities. This allows us to provide our clients with a wide range of options depending on their aesthetic needs.

Choosing to have cosmetic surgery is an important decision. Edwin Ishoo, M.D. FACS, strives to ensure that all of his patients are adequately educated about the procedure they desire, so that they can make an informed decision that is right for them. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their aesthetic goals. Our practice is focused on listening to our clients’ needs, and customizing their aesthetic treatments that best fit their lifestyle. We strive to provide our clients with individualized attention and professionalism in seeking the natural looking results that surpass their expectations.


VASER Hi Def Liposculpting – A Revolutionary Body Contouring Procedure

Through the ages the concept of beauty has moved from the large and round to the slender and angular. In recent years, the trend has moved even more toward the lean, athletic body. The muscular, athletic female and male body shape has become the gold standard. Typically, one strives to achieve this athletic look through the efforts of rigorous diet and exercise. Aerobic and weight bearing exercises can all lead to a well-developed musculature but not necessarily the desired lean, muscular appearance due to body type and genetic factors which do not allow loss of superficial fat layer. Fat is one of the body’s sources of energy supply as well as being a wonderful insulator. The superficial fat, in particular, softens the contours of the musculoskeletal frame. ‘It is the lack of body fat, not increased muscularity that gives clear definition to muscles seen through the skin.’ (Anatomy For the Artist, by Sarah Simlet) Therefore, it stands to reason that any technique, technology, or combination of the two, that improves manipulation of the fatty layers with respect to contouring, will improve our ability to control the extent of muscle definition when contouring the male or female body


Many providers use the term ‘body sculpting’ loosely referring to fat de-bulking where the treatment area is flattened or deflated but there is no true ‘sculpting’ or intentional creation of the appearance of enhanced muscle definition. The Hi Def liposculpting technique performed by Dr. Edwin Ishoo is a true blend of artistic craftsmanship, sophisticated knowledge of anatomy and advanced surgical skills designed to produce exquisite definition and results that appear natural. Hi Def liposculpting is a revolutionary body contouring technique utilizing the newest and most advanced technology and techniques for enhancing, augmenting, developing and defining the muscular structures of the abdomen (six pack abs), pectoral muscles (pecs), obliques, latissimus dorsi (lats), serratus, back muscles, biceps and triceps. It is the ultimate expression of natural anatomic definition through artistic craftsmanship utilizing both advanced technique and technology. A surgeon skilled in Hi Definition Liposculpting techniques is able to create a sculpted appearance by recognizing and enhancing the relationship between muscle, tendon, fat and skin as well as having a sophisticated knowledge of how shadows accentuate definition. Make no mistake; no other liposuction technique can produce these types of results because they weren’t designed to.

Men and women come in all different shapes and sizes. Every body type has specific areas that are genetically predisposed to store fat. For many individuals,patientsWomen their bodies will store stubborn fat despite rigorous exercise and an excellent diet, and this can be extremely frustrating, especially for those who spend hours in the gym and watch their diet carefully. For men and women who desire to have solid abs, sometimes the only guaranteed solution is high definition liposculpture. The VASER Hi Def liposculpting procedure utilizes state-of-the-art ultrasound technology that is specifically designed to create a chiseled and contoured appearance.

What distinguishes the VASER Hi Def procedure is its ability to produce chiseled abs, obliques and other patientsMenmuscles, that diet, exercise and traditional surgical methods can’t. The beauty of VASER technology is its ability to differentiate targeted fat from important tissues such as the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The advanced VASER Hi Def procedure not only removes stubborn fat while leaving vital tissues intact, it promotes rapid healing and incredible results in the following areas: abdomen, chest, hips/love handles, waist, back, and arms.

For those individuals who are truly committed to having an athletic build such as rock-solid abs, the only sure file solution to the problem is through high definition liposculpture. Those patients who undergo VASER Hi Def liposculpture can expect to be back on their feet within 7 to 10 days. After working for many years to achieve the perfect six pack or turtle tummy, many athletes view this procedure as the perfect compromise as it allows athletes to finally look as good as they feel.


See animation of how Hi Definition Liposculpture is performed.

VASER Hi-Definition Liposculpture was originally developed by Dr. Alfredo Hoyos of Colombia in 2002, and brought to the U.S.  by Colorado hoyossurgeon Dr. John Millard since 2005. Recognizing the importance of this sophisticated method of body sculpting for his clientele, Dr. Edwin Ishoo who has performed hundreds of Smartlipo® and VASER® Liposelection procedures with great results, traveled to the Advanced Body Sculpting Institute in Colorado as well as Bogota, Colombia and received extensive hands-on training in this advanced technique with Dr. Millard and Dr. Hoyos respectively. To date, fewer than 100 surgeons have been trained in the world, with only a handful practicing in the U.S. Dr. Ishoo is the first surgeon qualified to perform Smartlipo as well as VASER® Hi Def Liposculpture in New England. The Smartlipo LASER and  VASER® ultrasound technology combined with an aesthetic appreciation for the human anatomy and an experienced liposuction surgeon allow for spectacular results to which nothing else even comes close. The success of VASER Hi Def requires that the surgeon have well-trained hands and an artful eye.

VASER Hi Def™ is an advanced body sculpting technique which creates a slim, sculpted, athletic appearance in both men and women. VASER Hi Def™ accomplishes a sculpted, athletic physique by carefully removing fat around specific muscle groups, thereby improving the appearance of the muscles and making them more defined. For example, in the abdominal region of men, we would remove excess fat and sculpt the area in order to achieve the appearance of a six-pack and for women the much sought after “turtle tummy.” To view more extensive gallery of VASER Hi Def results please visit our photo gallery.

Vaser HD Liposuction – Advance Body Sculpting from Dr. Ishoo on Vimeo.

Ideal candidates:

Since VASER Hi Def Liposculpture is designed to be a sculpting procedure rather than a debulking technique, the appropriate candidate is the person who has good muscle tone without excessive amounts of fat or lax skin. The majority of the people who undergo this procedure work out three to five times a week. However, they may fail to achieve the desired muscle definition because that depends on the presence of a very low level of total body fat, about 3 percent and other genetic factors.

VASER Hi Def Liposculpture is an outpatient procedure that may take up to six hours depending upon size and number of treatment areas. Patients can return to work in 7 – 10 days. They can resume a moderate exercise program in 2 weeks with advancement to hard workouts by 4th week. Postoperative discomfort varies according to each patient but can be controlled with mild analgesics. With a new, sculpted look, vibrant and stimulated circulation and immune response, increased mobility and better flexibility, you’ll feel great and look amazing. Great post-operative care – just one more reason to choose Boston Cosmetic Specialists for your cosmetic needs.


Cosmetic outcomes:

The first evidence of the improved muscle definition can be seen at about 3 to 4 weeks when the post procedural swelling has substantially resolved. By two months, the appearance may be close to maximum in the morning but may be less optimal as the day progresses due to the onset of swelling. Final results are seen at four months or after. To view a small sample of Dr. Ishoo’s own HiDef Liposculpture results please visit our photo gallery.

Please contact Boston Cosmetic Specialists at 508.861.7007 for a confidential consultation with Dr. Ishoo to see if VASER® Hi Def Liposculpture is right for you.


Next Steps

Browse our website to learn more about the Hi Def technique. and review the answers to the Frequently Asked  Questions regarding HiDef Liposculpting. View before-and-after images in our photo gallery to see the actual results of other clients of Dr. Ishoo. And when you’re ready, call Boston Cosmetic Specialists today at 508.861.7007 or submit our consultation form to schedule a free consultation.