Why didn't smart lipo work? (Photo)
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Smart Lipo Abdomen
The abdomen is the area of the body with most factors determining a satisfactory result. There is subcutaneous fat between the skin and muscle that Smart Lipo targets and removes. But there is also visceral fat which lies beneath the muscle, mixed with your organs. This can only hope to improve with a low-carb diet (with usual weight loss). There is also the issue of abdominal muscle laxity from obesity or pregnancy and of course, skin issues. If the Smart Lipo procedure was done thoroughly, you may be dealing with a combination of visceral fat and muscle laxity. Diet/weight loss and an abdominoplasty may be needed for your desired result.
Smartlipo not working.
It is important to know going into smartlipo that it is not a weight loss procedure nor a guarantee against future weight gain. Typically our patients will lose more than 5 pounds after smartlipo. If your weight is the same or even a few pounds more, you probably gained a significant amount of weight. Post liposuction weight gain can erase any smartlipo results. I would return to my surgeon and compare my weights before and after the procedure.
Thanks for your question and photos. It’s difficult to tell you it has failed because you only provided an after photo but full results from SmartLipo may take up to 6 months. At the time of your consultation, your doctor determines whether you are a candidate or not. If you have not seen any improvement, it’s not that SmartLipo failed but perhaps not the right procedure for you. Please visit your doctor for an alternative. Hope this helps. Best Dr. Katz
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