I have lots of belly fat, Can smart Lipo be used to jumpstart weight loss?
Doctor Answers (7)
The key to liposuction is your skin elasticity. If the skin tone is good then liposuction which removes the fat will allow skin the shrink up. If the skin is loose liposuction simply makes it looser.
You must consider your overall body weight. Too much lipo suction can be dangerous.
if you continue to lose weight the skin will get looser and you will be an even better candidate for skin tightening procedures but your surgical risks will diminish.
I would recommend you consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to begin a healthy diet and exercise regimen with an eye towards the appropriate procedures when you have accomplished your diet and weight loss goals. In my opinion this would be the safest way to go.
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To your question about SmartLipo, I don't think SmartLipo (laser lipolysis) make sense in someone overweight, unless the fat is mostly debulked with regular liposuction first. SmartLipo is great for smaller areas of fat accumulation, especially when some subtle skin tightening is desired. Definitely don't pay extra for SmartLipo for your situation - there's really no advantage to it. You will likely still have loose abdominal skin if you do anything other than a tummy tuck.