When performing high definition body contouring, patients are graded on the high definition body liposuction body scale. Based on your body scale, a customized surgical plan will be designed to achieve stunning results. If you score below a 5 on the HDL Body Scale, your high definition mommy makeover will be performed in a staged fashion. The first stage will require and aggressive tucking procedure,such as a tummy tuck, to eliminate skin redundancy. This procedure however, does not allow for simultaneous abdominal etching with liposuction. The second stage of abdominal etching can be safely performed after blood flow has been re-established three months following the initial surgery.