Tummy Tuck or Smart Lipo

Smart Lipo, Tummy Tucky, Velashape or Any Other Recommendations for a 22 year old male. I am currently 5'9" 177lbs at 14.9% body fat via hydrostatic testing. I have a fair amount of discomfort when sitting down as my belly folds up so I stand and recline as much as possible. A smart lipo physician had told me that the area around my navel would be difficult to tighten. I am losing faith that I can attain a flat stomach on my own. My weight has been fairly stable for the past year or so, I have posted some photos and would like some input as which method would be best for me.

Doctor Answers 4

Tummy Tuck or Smart Lipo

Thanks for posting the photos, it really helps advise. I recommend based upon the photos a combination of a skin flap excision or mini tummy tuck + Smart Lipo Triplex. Best of luck from MIAMI 

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck or Smart Lipo

Thank you for submitting your question and photos. The Smart lipo is a Laser lipolysis platform with 3 wavelengths. The laser platform will melt fat, tighten skin and also decreases bruising. The machine will tighten skin to an extent. It will not replace a tummy tuck. The best treatment for you would be based on how lax your skin is, and best determined wtth a physcial examination.  Please consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to see if your a good candidate for Smart lipo. Best Wishes

Jeff Angobaldo, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Smartlipo tighten skin

Based on photographs, it is difficult to assess for skin laxity. You seem to have quite a bit of skin laxity and the smart lipo surgeon has to determine whether smartlipo can tighten your skin enough to make a difference. This is best determined with a good thorough examination and rebound analysis of the skin.

Bhupesh Vasisht, MD
Voorhees Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 87 reviews

Liposuction may work fine

I would suggest smart lipo with the understanding that you may still have extra skin. I would like to know if you have lost a lot of weight and  if you had liposuction before.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 125 reviews

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