With Dr. Hogue’s innovative surgical techniques, laser liposuction is a transformative technique that first uses powerful laser energy to intensely heat, melt, shrink, and tighten targeted fat tissue. Laser lipolysis is immediately followed by 3-dimensional artistry and precision sculpting of the targeted fat space to achieve world-class results.
Qualities of a World-Class Surgeon
To achieve world-class results, the combination of a surgeon’s aesthetic eye, masterful hands, and innovative technologies must be applied with artful precision. At Hogue Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Hogue is the surgeon artist gifted with these capabilities. Anyone considering laser liposuction must do their research to determine what is the safest and best choice to achieve a realistic, world-class outcome. Creativity, innovation, experience, and technical expertise has distinguished Dr. Hogue as a maestro surgeon in the field of laser liposuction, body contouring, and autologous fat transfer (fat grafting).
Clay Sculpture by Dr. Hogue
Selecting a cosmetic surgeon to perform liposuction, body contouring, and fat transfer (fat grafting) on you is fundamentally about picking an Artist and Surgeon. The selection is also about finding a surgeon with a support staff that is professional, welcoming and caring. Hogue Cosmetic Surgery is a results-driven cosmetic surgery practice committed to world-class results, patient safety, and customer service. Dr. Hogue’s support staff, especially his wife and operating room nurse, Lori Hogue, RN, are all amazing. While Dr. Hogue enjoys the artistry of sculpting with clay, he most prefers sculpting the living, creating beauty and restoring form, and forever changing human lives.
Hogue Surgical EndlessFiber®
At Hogue Cosmetic Surgery, the FDA-cleared EndlessFiber® is used to perform the laser lipolysis portion of the laser liposuction procedure. Invented by Dr. Hogue, the EndlessFiber® is a revolutionary medical device of premium quality. Precision mechanical cleaves on the proximal and distal fiber end faces allow the highest power of any laser liposuction laser system in the U.S. at 40 Watts 1320-nm Nd:YAG laser energy to be delivered to create the optimal heating, melting, tightening, and shrinkage of the targeted fat space.
Once the fat space has been optimally and uniformly heated, melted, and tightened with laser (light) energy to lipolyze the fat cells using the Sciton ProLipo® Laser with the EndlessFiber®, the artistry begins.
Transformation of the Fat Space
When laser liposuction is performed using Dr. Hogue’s laser surgery techniques powerful laser energy pulses are used to transform the targeted fat space by heating up the fat tissues, blood vessels, and connective tissues to a target temperature of 52-55 degrees Celsius. To do this safely, real-time tissue temperature in the targeted fat space is monitored to prevent over heating or under heating. Similar to heat shrink tubing, heating of the targeted fat space melts the fat, tightens the skin and tissue, and over time shrinks the blood vessels and connective tissues, thereby transforming the fat space to become more likely to preserve its newly sculpted shape, and less likely to accumulate more fat.
Technique Does Matter
Dr. Hogue has pioneered and perfected his laser liposuction techniques. In its purest form, laser lipolysis is performed before suctioning of fat is performed, not the reverse order. Unfortunately, this purest form is not what many purported “laser liposuction” practices are currently doing in the industry, including Sonobello, which essentially performs traditional liposuction first, followed by laser lipolysis in an already suctioned fat space. Performing laser lipolysis after performing liposuction is simply “traditional liposuction” followed by a diluted version of laser lipolysis that eliminates the major benefits of performing laser lipolysis first including better preservation of connective tissue, better tissue tightening, easier removal of fat, and the use of smaller, less traumatic suction cannulas to remove more fat. Do not be misled, technique does matter. Before and After photos along with real patient reviews speak volumes in validating a surgeon’s sculpting and surgical techniques. Results speak for themselves.
Tumescent Local Anesthesia Technique
Dr. Hogue specializes in the safest form of anesthesia ever used for laser liposuction, the Tumescent Local Anesthesia (TLA) technique. The tumescent technique uses a dilute local anesthetic containing lidocaine, epinephrine, and sodium bicarbonate to completely numb the fat space. At Hogue Cosmetic Surgery, local anesthesia techniques with or without oral conscious sedation and analgesics are used for laser liposuction, body sculpting, and autologous fat transfer (fat grafting) surgical procedures.
Using a combination of artistry, technical innovation, including high-power laser lipolysis with the Sciton ProLipo® Laser System, the Hogue Surgical EndlessFiber®, indwelling real-time tissue temperature monitoring, small cannula liposuction, skin protectors for entry sites, and the Tumescent Local Anesthesia Technique, Dr. Hogue consistently achieves world-class laser liposuction results for his patients.
Treatment Areas for Laser Liposuction
Treatment areas for laser liposuction and body sculpting performed by Dr. Hogue at Hogue Cosmetic Surgery include the following:
- Face, jawline, jowls, under chin, neck
- Upper arms
- Dorsal cervical hum (buffalo hump)
- Breasts, breast cleavage
- Male chest (man boobs)
- Front torso (upper & lower abdomen, mons pubis, ventral sides, lateral breast area)
- Back torso (upper back, mid back, flanks, sacrum, dorsal sides)
- ‘Framing the Buttocks by Hogue’ to accentuate and define the Booty
- Hips, thighs, knees
Dr. Hogue invites you to look at the “Before & After” photo results of his world-class laser liposuction, body sculpting, and fat transfer (fat grafting) results results shown in the GALLERY. Examples of world-class results may not be typical and are not intended to convey or warranty outcomes, promises, or benefits from treatment. A patient’s decision to accept any treatment should be made by the patient as to the risks and benefits of such treatments, and only after consultation with a health care professional.