Weight loss is more satisfying when you get rid of the accumulated fat in problem areas such as your neck, abdomen, legs, and thighs. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, SmartLipo is ideal in targeting the said difficult spots. The procedure involves the use of medical laser beams that penetrate the skin to liquefy the fat before the machine sucks it out of that area. If you are thinking about getting a SmartLipo, here’s what makes you a good candidate for the procedure.
Experts say that when you have lost a significant amount of weight, sometimes, there are small pockets of fat that remain. If this is your dilemma, then you qualify for a SmartLipo treatment. As the SmartLipo machine extracts the fatty tissue, it encourages the skin to tighten and pull back.
The results depend on which body part you want to enhance. Excess or loose skin tends to develop after weight loss or post-bariatric surgery. Having “turkey neck” or “batwings” make you a good candidate for SmartLipo. As long as you have realistic expectations, you will find the results very impressive.
Studies show that gynecomastia is an excessive amount of breast tissue in male newborns, boys, or men. An imbalance of testosterone and estrogen levels results in this condition. Gynecomastia can be symmetrical or asymmetrical in both male breasts. It can also occur in just one breast. This condition is not a serious health threat at all, but many find it challenging and even embarrassing. Boys and men who have gynecomastia may also feel pain in their breasts. If you have this condition, SmartLipo can remove the excess fat in your breasts.
Plastic surgeons recommend SmartLipo if you have body fat not greater than 35 and a body mass index (BMI) of below 30. You should have a small, isolated problematic area such as your legs, thighs, or abdomen. Fat seems to be stubborn in these areas. Diligent diet and exercise cannot eradicate the residual fat in them. SmartLipo is less invasive than traditional liposuction or tummy tuck procedures. With SmartLipo, the legs, thighs, and abdomen become smoother and more toned.
Specialists say that SmartLipo is only for those who already practice clean living. If you are healthy without vices, such as smoking or drinking alcohol, your tissues can heal faster. Also, remember that you should understand that SmartLipo is not a treatment for obesity. It is only for those who have fatty, isolated areas that diet and exercise cannot remove.
If you’re a good candidate for SmartLipo, you will have a less intrusive surgical procedure with a fast recovery time of one to two days. Your surgeon will give you a compression garment, which you should wear for one to two weeks after the surgery. Here at Gupta Plastic Surgery, we are always ready to make your SmartLipo experience pleasant, fruitful, and more affordable with the help of our CareCredit partners. Please see us at our clinics in San Diego and Carlsbad, California, for a one-on-one consultation. You can also call us at 858-408-6100 if you want to set an appointment or make inquiries about our SmartLipo procedure.