Who is a Good Candidate for SmartLipo?

Who is/isn't a good candidate for SmartLipo? What are the limitations? Background: A person was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in 1996.Was told the person have a very mild case due to hardly no symptoms & the few lesions they have in the brain have gotten smaller. Can they be a candidate for SmartLipo? They do exercise on a regular basis, so not overweight, and eat healthy. Thank you for your time.

Doctor Answers 3

Good candidate for SmartLipo

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The target groups for Smartlipo are:

1) Patients who wants to revise prior liposuction results

2)  Patients who have one area which needs significant but not major improvement

3) Patients who are younger and more active who desire to avoid the downtime of a traditional liposuction.

4) Patients who seek natural looking results from a local anesthesia or iv sedation procedure.

The procedure is not a replacement for traditional liposuction.  Patients with substantial amount of fat deposits or multiple areas to improve may be better off with traditional liposuction.

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Good Candidates for Smartlipo

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Good Candidates for Smartlipo or Lipo are those patients who have extra fat in specific areas but not loose skin.  If you fat is hanging, then you likely need a surgical procedure such as a tummy tuck.  However, if you fat is just full, then Smartlipo or Lipo is likely a great way to reduce your size.  However, any patient needs to be examined in person to make sure that are a good candidate for a surgical procedure.   Good luck.

It's really your overall health that determines if you are a good candidate

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Your overall health is the most important criteria.

Smokers and diabetics raise more concerns than MS.

Anesthetic considerations may be affected by your medications and may require some adjustments but many of these procedures can be performed under local anesthesia which raises less concern.

In any event, you will likely be asked to seek you primary care physician's evaluation prior to any major surgical procedure to ensure that you are optimized and in the best state of health you can be.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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