Expected Inches to Loose from Smart Lipo on Saddlebags?
- Asked by should I in halifax, NS
- 4 years ago
I am planning to have Smart Lipo but I'm very concerned that I won’t be satisfied with the results. As many people say that they did not notice a difference.
I will be investing a lot of money into it and I have a needle phobia, so I’m afraid it will be paying a high price for a torture session without a satisfying outcome.
I’ll be having it to remove my tummy pouch and saddlebags. How many inches should I expect to lose especially on my saddlebags?
Liposuction shouldn't be 'torture' if performed by a surgeon who knows what they're doing!
The fact that you have mentioned 'inches' and 'torture' in your question tells me that you may not have gotten very good information prior to this. SmartLipo and tumescent liposuction in particular shouldn't have either of these associated with them.
Inches can't and ought not to be used as an incentive to liposuction. I can't predict how much size a person will drop in one session and typically only tell people that they will decrease in size. If anyone is promising you any particular amount of inches you will lose, they aren't telling you the truth. While you may change a size, you may end up just feeling more comfortable in your clothes.
As for the torture comment, if any of your friends or acquaintances have done liposuction and had an experience akin to torture, run, don't walk, away from their surgeon. In our office, patients love the experience and say how easy it is. They typically go back to work the next day after the surgery or at the very most two days after surgery. It takes work to make liposuction painless, but it is worth it and it is a good thing to find someone who makes that happen.
We also find, by the way, that our patients don't bruise with our method and have minimal swelling. This is all part of doing the true tumescent liposuction alongside the SmartLipo (which many people doing SmartLipo don't do). So do your homework and you'll be happy you did.
The Consultation is Key
These questions are things that are covered in a consultation. Write down all your questions and concerns, have the plastic surgeon talk with you and examine you and answer all your questions and more. The plastic surgeon should be able to show you pictures of similar patients.
Ultimately you need to feel comfortable with you decision and with your surgeon. If not you need to move on. The surgeon and you both should be realistic about the results. In plastic surgery as in many other things, if it's too good to be true, it probably isn't.
I don't think anyone could reliably tell you how many inches you would lose no matter what.
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