Can larger amounts of fat be removed from heavier people through smart lipo?
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Set reasonable expectations
As long as you have realistic expectations, I think you can be happy. If you are expecting a flat, smooth belly, then this is not the procedure you should do.
5 liters is a lot. If you think about it, that is 2.5 - 2 liter coke bottles. On average, I remove 4-5 liters from the abdomen and flanks in patients at a similar weight to yours.
The 5 liter mark was set after several people died from larger volume loss. This often occurred with doctors who did not have adequate training, monitoring, or both. Older methods of lipo often had significant bleeding associated with it, and the large volume loss resulted in patients going into shock.
Newer methods, such as SmartLipo, have much less bleeding, so larger volumes can be safe. Make sure you see a board certified physician, know how they monitor you, can they provide IV fluids, etc.
Good luck to you.
You should be within 20% of your body weight maximum
No type of liposuction is designed for weight loss.
you need to exercise and lose weight first.
Also the amounts removed by Smartlipo are much less than you
be patient and get your weight down. you may then benefit more
from a Tummy Tuck, if you have lose skin.
see a plastic surgeon, who will have more options than Smartlip
in case that is situation for you.
david berman md
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