i am scheduled for smartlipo on 7/23 and was told that 12lbs of fat will be removed and show on the scale within 2 weeks is that true? also how long does it take for a smartlipo procedure when removing 5 liters?
Is It True That 12 Pounds of Fat Can Be Removed with Smart Lipo?
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Liposuction and weight loss
Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. diet and exercise must be adhered to in order to maintain the benefit of liposuction. Furthermore, if one doesn't diet and exercise, then they are not as in good a medical shape and they may not recover as well after liposuction compared with someone who does watch what they eat and exercises regularly. As fat is not dense, losing 12 pounds of fat when measuring yourself on the scale before and after surgery is different than measuring the weight of the liposuctioned fat that contains fluids such as the anesthetic and blood loss. If you lose 12 pounds of true scale weight from doing liposuction, then you would have lost a considerable amount of liters of fat and this can be unhealthy for some patients. Be wary of promises and consider seek ing a second opinion before having the surgery.
12 pounds of fat can be removed with Smart lipo
As one of the National Clinical Instructors for Smart Lipo, I doubt you understood the statement. Smart Lipo IS NOT FOR WEIGHT LOSS!!!!! It is a sculpting tool. If you are expecting 12 pounds of loss than you are either having some Smart Lipo with traditional lipo or the doctor has mis lead you.
From MIAMI Dr. B
The goal of liposuction should not be how much weight is removed but how the areas treated will look. Liposuction is not a treatment to be used specifically for weight loss.
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