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SilhouetchSM HD Lipo in Novi, Michigan

Silhouetch is our signature high-definition liposuction technique used to artistically sculpt and illuminate the best version of yourself. These transformative procedures are symbolic of what makes our practice so special. Perfectionism, meticulous attention to detail, passion, and artistry produce beautiful works of art. Your body becomes the canvas with HiDef lipo Detroit.

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HiDef lipo Michigan is individually tailored to men and women.  The degree of definition is dialed to each patient’s specific body type and goals. As opposed to a traditional liposuction procedure which removes unwanted fat tissues, Silhouetch High Def Lipo Detroit is an advanced, fully customizable minimally invasive surgical procedure done under local anesthetic which will not only permanently remove your excess fat but also reveal your unique underlying anatomy.

Using the latest technology, our minimally-invasive, cutting-edge fat removal technique has minimal downtime so you will have a fast recovery and can return to work within a few days. After expert liposuction surgeon, Dr. Lakin, is finished with your procedure,  you will have a toned physique, athletic shape, with subtle contrasts of lightness and darkness in the hills and valleys of your natural appearing contours.

Silhouetch represents the combination of the words Silhouette and Etching. Silhouettes are typically black and white representations of persons, places, or objects. Etching refers to the act of sculpting or sketching designs. Combining both words into Silhouetch reflects the beautiful transformation to your desired Silhouette.

Check out the results for yourself!

Female Silhouetch Procedures

Ab Silhouetch

The female Ab Silhouetchwith basic definition highlights your upper rectus abdominis muscle (upper midline) and upper semilunaris muscle (parallel side lines of the abdomen). Moderate definition highlights the external obliques showing off the iliac crest of the hip bone. The most extreme female Ab Silhouetch definition is creation of a full six pack. 

Silhouetch can also be performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck or lipo 360 if that fits your needs.  

Arm Silhouetch

The female arm Silhouetchwith basic definition reveals your shadow behind the deltoid muscle while reducing the overall volume. Moderate definition fully defines the area behind the deltoid muscle. The most extreme definition highlights the front of the deltoid muscle, triceps, and biceps as well.

Back Silhouetch

Female Back Silhouetchwith basic definition highlights your sacral dimples, moderate definition includes the erector spinae (lower back muscles), while the most extreme definition includes the upper and lower trapezius (upper back) muscles.

BBL Silhouetch

The female BBL Silhouetch is our signature Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure combined with high-definition liposuction. We will simultaneously define your target areas (such as your abdomen, waist, back, and/or thighs) while safely transferring fat subcutaneously to your gluteal and/or hip areas to artistically sculpt the curves of your feminine figure.

Breast Silhouetch

Breast Silhouetch defines your breast by contouring the surrounding front bra roll, upper back, back bra roll, and upper abdomen. If requested, this may be combined with a breast augmentation, breast augmentation with lift, breast reduction, breast reduction with implant, breast lift, or fat transfer to the breast.

Leg Silhouetch

The Leg Silhouetchwith basic definition highlights your internal curves and reduces the overall volume. Moderate definition reveals the iliotibial line of the outer thigh. Extreme definition highlights the vastus lateralis line and the sartorius lines of the outer and inner thighs, respectively. If needed, a fat transfer to the calves may be added.

Male Silhouetch Procedures

Ab Silhouetch

The male Ab Silhouetch with basic definition reveals your rectus abdominis muscle (upper midline abdomen), the semilunaris muscle lines (parallel side lines of abdomen), and the oblique muscles. Moderate definition focuses on defining your 6-pack. Extreme definition includes highlighting your serratus muscles. Having a six-pack is considered the pinnacle of an athletic body. Therefore, Ab Silhouetch should be combined with Pec Silhouetch (with or without pec fat transfer) if needed to create an overall highly defined masculine torso for the most natural appearance.

Silhouetch℠ can also be performed with Lipo 360 if that fits your needs.

Arm Silhouetch

The male Arm Silhouetch with basic definition highlights the areas in front and behind the deltoid muscle. Additional definition includes defining the biceps and triceps muscles.

Arm Silhouetch with Fat Transfer to Arm

Male Arm Silhouetch can be combined with transferring fat to the deltoid, biceps, and triceps muscles.

Back Silhouetch

Male Back Silhouetch with basic definition highlights the erector spinae muscles (vertical lower back muscles), additional definition includes the upper and lower trapezius muscle, as well as the latissimus dorsi muscle. Fat grafting may be a complimentary procedure to add volume to the latissimus dorsi or trapezius muscles.

BBL Silhouetch

The male BBL Silhouetch is our signature Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure combined with high definition liposuction. For this Brazilian Butt Lift, we will simultaneously define your target areas (such as your chest, abdomen, waist, and back) while safely transferring fat subcutaneously to your gluteal area to artistically sculpt your masculine physique.

Leg Silhouetch

The male Leg Silhouetch with basic definition highlights your internal curves and reduces the overall volume. Moderate definition reveals the iliotibial line of the outer thigh. Extreme definition highlights the vastus lateralis line and the sartorius lines of the outer and inner thighs, respectively. If needed, a fat transfer to the calves may be added.

Pec Silhouetch

Male Pec Silhouetch includes sculpting the pectoralis muscle by artistically removing fat along its borders. This procedure is often performed with gynecomastia excision of male chest enlargement tissue as well as a fat transfer to the pecs. For a highly defined male torso, Ab Silhouetch and Back Silhouetchshould be combined.

Pec Silhouetch with Fat Transfer to the Pecs

Male Pec Silhouetch with Fat Transfer to the Pecs includes sculpting your pecs as well as transferring fat to the subpectoral plane to increase the volume of the pectoral region. Strategically removing fat (and in some cases gynecomastia excision) from specific areas while adding volume to your pecs will harmoniously reveal and naturally enhance the appearance your pec muscles.

Am I a Candidate for a Silhouetch ?

The best candidates for a Silhouetch procedure are patients who already lead a healthy lifestyle and eat a healthy diet, are at or close to their ideal body weight, and have areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Silhouetch is a body contouring procedure and is not intended to be a weight loss procedure. The best candidates just need a little bit of help to reveal their underlying anatomy and take the amount of definition in their body to the next level.

No, Silhouetch High Def Lipo Michigan has been performed on a 60 year old grandmother and 65 year old retirees! The average age of our male and female Silhouetch patients is 40 years old when taken together. The average age of women is 38 and men is 42. This is slightly younger than the average age of our patients undergoing basic liposuction which is 44 years old.

The length of time a Silhouetch procedure takes depends on the patient’s body mass index (BMI) and the number of areas treated. This aesthetic plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours. If we are treating someone with a lower BMI in just one or two areas then the procedure may take 1 hour. Full body treatment in a higher BMI patient may take as long as 4 hours. These are outpatient procedures so you will be going home at the end of the procedure.

Patients should expect some moderate discomfort, bruising, and swelling for a few days after the procedure. After abdominal liposuction it may feel like you did a crunches workout. Pain medications prescribed should help alleviate the discomfort after your procedure. You may still experience some mild pain up to 2-4 weeks post-op.

After having fat removed with liposuction, the swelling will be worse before it gets better and may take up to 1 month until you start to see your final results and 3-6 months to see your final results. Bruising generally goes away after a few days but taking Arnica pills starting 2 days pre-op and for about a week post-op may help.

The incisions used are stealth incisions which are hidden away from the typical view of others. Great care is taken to keep the incisions out of sight and as small as possible to allow the tiny liposuction cannulas to pass through under the excess skin to remove the fat. This is the critical component of these procedures being deemed minimally invasive. The incisions are usually only a few millimeters in size which is roughly the size of a pen dot.

Fat will not come back where it is permanently removed. You have a set number of fat cells from birth and they do not move from one area of the body to another. The fat cells grow or shrink in size if you gain weight throughout your life. When we perform liposuction, we are permanently removing fat from the areas treated. The fat will not come back to those areas. However, fat can grow in areas that were not treated, including visceral fat (deep belly fat that surrounds your internal organs).
You can return to work after 3 days to 1 week depending on how active you are at work. If you work from home or have a desk job then 3 days off is all you should need. If you have a position involving more activity such as lifting or a lot of walking then you should take 1 week off from work.

Silhouetch procedures are charged based on your body mass index (BMI), number of areas treated, how much fat you need to be removed, and location of treatment. Having your procedure done at our surgery center is more affordable than at a hospital where we cannot control expenses related to anesthesia and facility fees.


Recovery From Silhouetch

Patients should consider taking 3 days off from work and 1 month off from heavy lifting or strenuous exercises. Early results are seen at 1 month post-op, but it takes up to 3-6 months for all of the swelling to resolve. In the meantime, compression and massage will help the swelling to go down. Patients will need to wear compression garments 23 hours/day for 1 month, followed by 12 hours/day for 2 months, then as needed for 3 months. Massage should be performed daily for 15-30 minutes for 1 month. This will help decrease the swelling and smooth out any potential lumps or bumps. There will be drainage from the incision holes until they close after 24-48 hours.

Schedule a Consultation

Whether you’re looking for Dr. Lakin’s expert insight or know exactly what you’re looking for, scheduling a consultation is the obvious and easy next step. Sit down with one of Michigan’s premier plastic surgeons and start your journey into illuminating the best version of yourself. For more information contact Michigan cosmetic surgery experts at Illuum Cosmetic Surgery today.  

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Katie Wells BSN, RN

Nurse Injector

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University and worked as an operating room nurse at Michigan Medicine for 2 years before transitioning to aesthetics. She
received her certification as a Nurse Injector, and attended further training and certification through Allergan Medical Institute. She absolutely loves being a Nurse Injector and is very passionate about
combining medicine and the creativity and artistry of aesthetics in her practice. It is extremely important to her to remain educated and up to date with the newest and best treatments and injection techniques. Her goal as an Injector is that when you sit in her chair that you feel comfortable, fully educated on your procedure, and confident and happy in your results when we are done. She loves forming connections with her patients and feels truly honored to be a part of your journey to becoming your most confident self, inside and out! She is a great listener and looks forward to creating an individualized plan to meet each of her patient’s unique goals and desires. Some of her favorite treatments include lip filler, Botox, and midface/cheek filler (but there is so much more!). When she is not injecting, you can find her trying new recipes, spending time with family, working out, gardening, or taking a long walk with her dog.

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Heidi Winkler BSN, RN

Director of Nursing & Surgical Services Leadership

Heidi’s goal is to ensure every patient has a positive experience and is satisfied with the high quality of service provided by our clinical staff. Her passion as a caregiver is to impact each person’s life in a positive way.

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Tonya Gilbert BSN, RN

PACU Nurse

Tonya has been a registered nurse for 15 years. She earned her BSN at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

She started her career as a trauma RN in Detroit. She has been working as a recovery RN for the past 8 years. She loves being part of a team that makes a difference in people’s lives. 

Her passions include lounging with her fur babies, family, and friends, traveling, crunching, and recycling. 

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