Smartlipo, regular lipo, or tummy tuck? (photos)
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Smartlipo vs tummy tuck.
You have a nice figure, good skin and minimal fat. Aggressive liposuction to sculpt your abdomen and waist would be ideal. A tummy tuck will give you a flatter abdomen faster but also a huge scar for the rest of your life. Smartlipo can also be done under local anesthesia, is cheaper and safer and has much less downtime.
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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Liposuction or tummy tuck
Lipo, Smartlipo or tummy tuck?
Tummy tuck will have the longest recovery time and most post operative discomfort and limitations on activity since it is usually performed with an incision that extends from hip to hip across your lower abdomen. If you have lots of loose skin, this would be the best procedure. If you want to reduce fatty tissue and you have good skin tone which would be expected to retract, I would recommend Smartlipo. This is done through small incisions, under local anesthetic, and there is virtually no down time except for a day or two. The laser also promotes skin tightening as well. Regular liposuction depends on how the surgeon would perform it, how large the incisions, but usually there is more blood loss with regular liposuction (versus Smartlipo) which could contribute to post operative fatigue and delayed recovery versus Smartlipo.
In your situation liposuction is the best approach for you. Only 1 single treatment is needed with the least amount of downtime.
Vaser Liposuction vs. Smart Lipo
With the photos you posted you look like a great candidate for high definition body contouring using VASER liposuction. Your skin looks good as far as elasticity goes not knowing your age, that a tummy tuck would not be needed. If you want the best outcome I suggest this surgery with fat transfer to the buttocks and breasts to give your body more of a feminine contour and sculpt. In my opinion I think SmartLipo is a great alternative but will not give you the best outcome. The recovery time from VASER is 1 week with the best aftercare recovery treatment options and plan. Please consult with an experienced Cosmetic Surgeon who is experienced in body sculpting and non invasive treatment options for skin tightening and fat reduction.
If you want a fast recovery go with Smartlipo
so the question you have to answer is, do you want a nice but imperfect improvement and essentially an immediate return to work and less expense.or do you want a much more dramatic improvement but this will require more money, 8-14 days off of work and a significant scar, which will improve with time.only you can decide.david berman md
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