Not happy with smartlipo results after 5 months? (Photos)
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I would not expect much improvement in your upper abdomen and your flanks did well
Smartlipo is a great way to reduce external fat safely. However, your pictures appear that your upper abdomen not being flatter is a result of most of your fat being behind the muscle layer. This will NOT improve with any type of liposuction or Sculpsure. A TT could tighten the muscle. however, if you lost weight, your upper abdomen would get flatter.
i tell all of my patients that Smartlipo will give a better result, if you also increase your exercising and make better food choices.
david berman md
5 Months After Smartlipo®
Thank you for your pictures. I agree with you that you have some improvement. Smartlipo® is a very good procedure but for the right situation. In my opinion, you should visit with other plastic surgeons to get the opinion if other options (more Smartlipo®, Tumescent lipo and/or tummy tuck) are better to achieve your desired results.
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Not happy with smartlipo results after 5 months?
Thank you for your question. You may have some laxity with intra abdominal Fat causing upper abdomen look like this. I recommend you talk to your PS and start on regular exercise to improve your core strength.
Thanks for your post. At 5 months, you are essentially at your final result, with only very minor skin tightening that may continue up to 9-12 months total. You did get a nice improvement on your flanks and lower abdomen. The upper abdomen is sometimes hard to treat, and usually patients are seeing more "intra-abdominal" fat as opposed to subcutaneous fat that the Smartlipo can actually treat. Now is the time to get back to exercise. I bet you will see that contour improve with 3 months of that. Best wishes.
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