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Who Is a Candidate for SmartLipo™?


November 29, 2016 | 3 minute read

Woman body half cloaked in sheetSmartLipo™ has become an increasingly popular option for body contouring and fat removal. Both safe and state-of-the-art, it can help get rid of problem fat in different areas of the body much like traditional liposuction.

Since it’s popularity has increased among our patients in the greater San Francisco area, we want take a moment to cover some general information about SmartLipo™ and outline who an ideal candidate is for this procedure.

What Is SmartLipo™?

SmartLipo™ is a variant on traditional liposuction surgery. Like liposuction, it help remove fat from unwanted parts of the body in order to improve a person’s overall appearance. SmartLipo™ incorporates laser technology into the fat removal process, however.

How Does SmartLipo™ Work?

During SmartLipo™ treatment, a cannula with special laser technology safely liquefies the fat in the problem area of a person’s body. This allows for greater control of fat removal as well as improved results.

General Candidacy for SmartLipo™

Good candidates for SmartLipo™ are men and women who have unwanted pockets of fat in various parts of the body that will not respond to a healthy diet and exercise. It’s important that these patients be in good overall health and not suffer from any kinds of health problems that would make a fat removal procedure a potential health and wellness concern.

Light Sculpting and Fat Removal

SmartLipo™ is ideal for light sculpting of the body and fat removal. It can easily be performed on various parts of the body, including the neck, back, arms, thighs, and calves. It’s quite ideal for addressing excess fat around the hips, buttocks, and abdominal area, which are common problem areas for many people.

Keep in mind that liposuction of all kinds is not for weight loss per se. The procedure is really about the removal of unwanted fat deposits to enhance overall appearance, not to help patients shed lots of excess weight.

Realistic Expectations and a Commitment to Wellness

As with any surgery, it’s important that patients have realistic expectations about side effects and recovery. Following surgery, patients should follow instructions very closely and attend all follow-up visits as scheduled. In addition, patients should eat healthy and exercise regularly after their SmartLipo™ to maintain the results.

Can I Undergo SmartLipo™ If I am Obese?

Generally this is a bad idea. Again, SmartLipo™ is not for weight loss but fat removal and fine-tuned body contouring. It’s best for patients to lose as much weight and body fat as they can through diet and exercise before they consider a cosmetic surgery such as SmartLipo™.

Is SmartLipo™ Right for Me?

The best way to find out if SmartLipo™ is right for you is to visit our practice for a consultation. We will be more than happy to assess your situation and discuss alternative treatments that may be idea for you and your needs.

Learn More About Advanced Body Contouring Surgery

For more information about SmartLipo™ and how it can help you achieve a trimmer and slimmer frame, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our team will help you look and feel your very best.

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