What is High-Definition Body Contouring?

A 48 year old female before and after a staged lower Body Lift with Tummy Tuck, VASER Liposuction of the abdomen, back, and flanks (waist), and a Brazilian Buttock Lift.

High definition body contouring refers to high end, circumferential body contouring achieved in an attempt to transform a patient's body. By sculpting the body all the way around the torso, spectacular body contouring is achieved. Areas that are addressed include the abdomen, flanks, pubic region, lateral chest, the waistline, back, flanks, buttocks and legs.

High Definition Liposuction Body Scale

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The most critical consideration for achieving HD body contouring results involves respecting the balance between excess fat and redundant skin. However, the two factors are not independent, but rather intertwined together in such a manner that one cannot be eliminated without affecting the other. Therefore, Dr. Mowlavi has identified the balance of excess fat and redundant skin as a quintessential factor in achieving HD body contouring results. As such, he has devised the High Definition Liposuction (HDL) Body Scale to help guide the surgical design and objectify results of all his patients.


Surgical Plan

A clear surgical plan is absolutely CRUCIAL to creating transformative body contouring results. The HDL body scale guides the surgical maneuvers required to achieve high end results. Several techniques are used in unison to achieve these dramatic contouring outcomes and these include: VASER liposuction, strategic tucking procedures, and Renuvion skin tightening.

HD Body Contouring Techniques

VASER liposuction uses ultrasound energy to first melt the fat prior to liposuction. This process allows the removal of fat from both the superficial as well as the deep compartment such that muscle highlights can be realized. Also, strategic skin tucks are the used to eliminate moderate severe skin redundancy. Finally, Renuvion technology is used throughout to tighten minimal to moderate skin redundancy without the need for cutting and incision lines.

A typical procedure may require a full tummy tuck in the front and then VASER liposuction and Renuvion skin tightening of the back, flanks, and thighs. Please contact Dr. Mowlavi for a free consultation and further information regarding our revolutionary approach to body contouring.


How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

The all-inclusive cost starts at $5,000 when performed by expert board-certified plastic surgeons. This fee includes the surgeon’s fees, operating room fees, anesthesia fees, implant fees, breast band/garment, and all of your postoperative visits. Above all, Dr. Mowlavi is Orange County's top breast augmentation surgeon and will ensure that the results meet all of your expectations.

Book a Free Consultation

The only way to really know and understand the cost of any cosmetic procedure is to book a consultation. 

When Dr. Mowlavi can talk with you to learn about your needs and desires and can see you and determine what needs to be undertaken can he really determine the cost of your procedure.

A 45-year-old female following HD liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, lower back, upper back, scar revision of the abdomen, abdominal flap advancement, mini tummy tuck, and fat grafting to the breast and buttocks. The patient demonstrates a jump from 5 to 9-10 points in the front and 7 to 9-10 points in the back.

A 39-year-old female following VASER high definition liposuction of the flanks, lateral thighs, and lower back and breast revision with implant exchange and abdominoplasty. The patient demonstrates a jump from 5 to 9-10 points in the front and 7 to 9-10 points in the back.

A 54-year-old female following VASER HD liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, chest, fat grafting to the buttocks, and mini tummy tuck. This patient demonstrates a jump from 5 to 9-10 points.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

During your breast augmentation consultation we will discuss:

  • The ideal implant size, shape, and form
  • Breast sizing
  • Discussion of various approaches for implant placement’
  • Preoperative management and planning
  • Postoperative care

There are many reasons why you might feel that one of your breasts is firmer than the other. This can be caused by early capsule formation or it may be that the implant was malpositioned. You will need to follow up with your plastic surgeon for this as this diagnosis is more accurate when made by feel during an examination.

Capsular contracture prophylaxis exercises can be initiated as early as one week following surgery but you have to make sure that you don’t push your breasts up; I recommend using a breast band over the first two weeks that minimizes the risk of malposition. When messaging your breasts, it is very important to keep one hand over the top of the implant while the other hand messages your breasts so that you don’t inadvertently push the implants up.

A radiated breast will always feel firmer and sit higher but this is not capsular contracture.  This is caused by fibrosis of your skin, underlying fatty, and fibro septal network. The capsule, in fact, might be absolutely normal assuming that you placed your implant after the radiation. Fat grafting has been recommended as a treatment to soften your breasts.

The only way to ensure that your chosen implants are going to provide you your desired breast size augmentation is to complete breast sizing during your consultation. During this visit, you are provided the opportunity to try out amongst a variety of breast implant sizers in order to hone in on your desired breast size. 

Also, when the implants are placed inside you, they will be actually 5% smaller in size. As a result, you must take this into account. A final reason why you may feel that your breasts are smaller at two months is that you have gotten used to your swollen breasts over the first six weeks that is now resolving.

You can side sleep immediately after breast augmentation. The idea is to not allow your implants to move from the dissected breast pocket until the pockets have scarred down (creation of a capsule). 

This occurs by 4 weeks following surgery. Regardless, as long as you wear a breastband (my favorite is the Mermaid band), you should have no problems with any activities that don’t require heavy weight lifting with your arms. The only exception is sleeping on your tummy in the early postoperative period which can push the implants out of their pocket.

Universally patients are not allergic to silicone. In fact, silicone is found in your diet as it is present in a potato skin. It is also used in your acrylic nails! Finally, it can be found in our cartilaginous structures such as the knees and ears. There has not been a single case of a true allergic reaction to silicone to date.


Whether or not you will need a lift is dependent on your nipple position. If your nipple is below or at your inframammary crease, then you will need a simultaneous lift at the time of your breast augmentation. 

The amount of lift is based on your chosen implant. The reason for this is to allow your nipple to be centered on your implant. This follows the fact that the implant must sit on your inframammary crease and such that the radius of your implant will be centered on your nipple. This is the most important consideration. 

The breast lift can only raise your nipple approximately 5 cm so it can only be performed for minimal to moderate nipple sagging. A virtual consultation with a breast specialist is recommended to make sure you appreciate what needs to be done to get you an excellent outcome.

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