Taking VASER liposuction to another level, cutting-edge physicians created an advanced body-sculpting technique, VASER Hi Def LipoSculpture, or VASER Hi Def®, to remove fat around muscle groups, making muscles look more refined. Marcia V. Byrd, M.D., the Medical Director and co-founder of Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, recommends VASER Hi Def® for patients seeking an athletic, sculpted appearance. It works by removing the superficial and deep fat surrounding muscle groups and provides a ripped, athletic look.

The method can be performed on multiple body areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Chest
  • Waist
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Flanks
  • Thighs

Because muscle structures are chiseled and the underlying musculature is made more visible and well defined, the VASER Hi Def® procedure delivers highly- defined and sculpted areas. The treatment is often chosen to create strong-looking pectorals, defined upper arms, demarcated abdominal flanks, an athletic six pack or a strong, defined upper and lower back.

About VASER Hi Def®

VASER Hi Def® is a minimally invasive procedure that precisely and efficiently removes unwanted body fat. The VASER Hi Def® system uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body. Dr. Byrd has been specifically trained in the procedure. The VASER Hi Def® procedure was created to chisel out six pack abs, pecs, lats, obliques, as well as other muscle groups. Innovative VASER technology differentiates targeted fat from other important tissues, such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. The technology breaks up fat while preserving these other important tissues to promote smooth results and rapid healing.

The VASER Hi Def® Procedure

First, a local anaesthetic is administered to the chosen area(s) to numb the site and shrink the blood vessels and minimizes bruising. Then the area is filled with a special saline, or tumescent, solution that helps numb the site and shrink the blood vessels in order to minimize blood loss and reduce bruising. This solution wets and fills the area to be treated, making it easier to break up fatty tissue with the ultrasound energy.

Next a A VASER probe, which is around 3-mm in diameter, transmits sound energy to fragment fatty tissue on contact while leaving other important tissues largely intact.

Finally, Dr. Byrd sculpts and defines the underlying muscles through a gentle suction process which causes minimum damage to surrounding tissues. Then the muscle structures are chiseled out. Dr. Byrd notes that six pack finishing touches require special techniques to define and highlight the six pack area.

Post VASER Hi Def® Surgery

You should expect some bruising, swelling, and pain after the procedure. If you feel like you’ve lost sensations in the areas treated, don’t be alarmed. Over time the nerves will regenerate and feeling and sensation will return to normal. Swelling may linger for as long as several months. Pain medication will be prescribed to control any discomfort; however, if you begin to have severe pain, contact us immediately.

The recovery process is different for everyone, but within a day after VASER Hi Def® surgery, you should be up and walking around. Excess tumescent fluid will most likely drain from the access points for the first day or two and you may experience blood-tinged fluid as well. You may shower on the second or third day following surgery. Depending on the number of areas treated, you may need to be out of work and away from your usual activities for the first week. Over the next two or three weeks your treated areas may remain very sensitive and strenuous physical activities should be limited. You will also need to wear a special compression garment for up to a month to help ensure a good contour. After this period of time you may gradually return to activities such or lifting, exercise and sex. Avoid any high impact activities for about one month. In particular, avoid jogging and any bouncing activities for up to six weeks. These procedures will help you avoid stressing your treated areas and allow you to heal and recover. All VASER Hi Def® procedures are performed using a small incision, so any scarring will be minimal.

The results are usually best seen after several weeks. Your treated areas should look great and retain their sculptured appearance for as long as you remain the same weight. If you gain weight, you will generally gain it in areas other than those that were treated.


Dr. Marcia Byrd and her team of experts care for patients throughout the United States and Canada. Locally, Dr. Byrd services the North Atlanta, GA area including Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, Woodstock, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and more. Dr. Byrd is taking body contouring to the next level with VASER Hi Def®. To learn more about the benefits of VASER Hi Def®, and to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Byrd. Be the best you can be and live a full life – there is no reason to wait!