Who Are Good Candidates for Smartlipo?
There are two types of patients for Smartlipo — Ideal and Not Ideal.
The ideal candidate for Smartlipo is in good health, and not typically more than 25 pounds over their ideal body weight. As with everything, there are always exceptions. This procedure was designed for patients who are unable to lose fat in certain areas where diet and exercise have not helped.
Can Larger Men & Women Get Smartlipo?
While larger men and women with higher BMI (30+) are not the best candidates, we have performed Smartlipo on people with higher BMI with excellent results. Most important is the patient maintains reasonable expectations for results they will achieve.
Smartlipo is not a weight loss program and, as a result, we will not perform the procedure for this reason. Smartlipo can reduce the bulges that diet or exercise aren’t able to reduce, with the added benefit of skin tightening due to the heat of the laser that is used to remove the fat cells1. Skin tightening is not an expected result for patients who undergo traditional, more invasive liposuction procedures.
While results will vary from person to person, many of our patients have reported dropping several dress or pant sizes as a result of the inches they lost after having Smartlipo. It is always a good idea to implement an exercise routine along with healthy eating habits to maintain results.
Smartlipo Consultations at WIFH
Consultations are critically important so that the patient can be evaluated to determine if they are a candidate. During a consultation at WIFH, Dr. Kulkin reviews the patient’s medical history, as well as any medications they are taking, allergies, and alcohol and tobacco use.
Further assessment will be done at a subsequent pre-op appointment where the patient will undergo lab work to rule out medical conditions they may not be aware of. This ensures optimal levels of patient safety and potential for results.