How Much Fat Can Be Removed With SmartLipo?

June 14, 2019

Liposuction is a technique of surgery for getting rid of the excess fat from beneath the skin by suction. The procedure finds wide application in plastic surgery.

How much fat is to be removed with liposuction varies across individuals. Many individuals wish to undergo a liposuction procedure to trim the waist line. There are a few people as well who wish to completely to change their look by undergoing the procedure.

A common guideline is that an amount as much as five (5) liters of fat can be removed in a single procedure. The limit of the fat to be removed is independent of your weight, the proportion of fat in your body as a whole, or the target limit.

A study done in 2015 shows that the procedure based on the BMI (Body Mass Index) would be much better method. There is a considerable amount of dispute about the guidelines because of lack of scientific data. We’ll discuss here how much fat can be removed with liposuction.

Differentiating SmartLipo from Regular Liposuction

Regular liposuction involves using a cannula and physical manipulation to bring out and suction fat from underneath the skin. On the other hand, SmartLipo uses a beam of laser heat to make the fat soft and liquefy it, which makes it easier for removal with the cannula. The SmartLipo procedure involves less discomfort for the patient. How much fat can be removed with SmartLipo depends on diverse factors.

How SmartLipo Works

Before we answer this query, it is important to know certain facts. There are a few areas in our body such as your love handles, stomach, the fat mass that bulges at the sides of your waist, bulges in thighs (inner or out), arms, bra rolls and so forth, which are common targets for fat removal procedures. The fat in these areas tends not to change even if you have good control on your diet and exercise regularly.

To reduce the fat in these areas, a SmartLipo procedure is the best option. This is because of its safety and effectiveness. It also does not need much downtime. You can get back to work within two to three days. You can even perform most activities within a week.

How it works is that the energy in the laser dismantles the cells in the fat members and blasts these cells, liquefying the fat in the process. The fat thus undergoes change going to the liver. There, the fat gets removed.

SmartLipo is safer than liposuction because of its fewer side effects as compared to regular liposuction.

The General Guidelines for How Much Fat Can Be Safely Removed Per FDA’s Standards

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the laser liposuction. The liposuction guidelines as prescribed by American Society for Dermatologic Surgery advice that the safe maximum limit is 55mg/kg.

What does a candidate for SmartLipo look like? (Who should undergo a SmartLipo procedure?)

Clinical experience shows that individuals who experience a comparatively stable weight, and lead discipline and balance are the best fit for the procedure. Such people follow a good pattern in eating to ensure stable health, perform good exercise everyday are the right candidates for SmartLipo.

The discipline and balance in consumption of food and exercise will enhance the outcome of liposuction. This is because it will help avoid issues in future. Large variation in weight may lead to complication.

The right patient for SmartLipo procedure can be a male or female. They may be young or old, and heavy.

There are varying viewpoints -- a few specialists suggest the procedure for to those patients with a specific BMI. On the other hand, a few experts believe that when the patient is lean the problem is clearer and therefore, easier to treat.

People who are going on the verge of becoming obese are not that suitable for the procedure. There are a few that are simply too big and heavy. In such cases, SmartLipo procedure is not of much help.

How Results Can Differ from Person to Person

The result of SmartLipo procedure is quantified by the volume of material that is removed during the procedure. For example, if the amount removed is three liters, that would be equivalent to a reduction of 6.6 pounds of weight. However, it's rough measure. The result varies across people.

It depends on the size for the patient's body, composition of the body, and the area for which the procedure is administered. When the amount removed is larger, there is greater amount weight reduced from the overall weight of the body.

Similarly, when body weight is lower and a large amount of fat is removed with liposuction, there is greater chance of change.

Patients who are considered too large or heavy experience little change in their weight even if the maximum amount of fat is removed.

Note that your weight soon following the procedure may be the same or higher than that before. You may experience your garments getting loose or tight.

Note that there is a considerable amount of risk in any liposuction surgery. You should discuss this in depth with your specialist doctor. Be aware that liposuction surgery is not the solution to improve your appearance. It is important to note that leading a healthy lifestyle with the right kind of diet and the right program of exercise is always optimal and should be your priority, regardless of whether or not you go through with the procedure.

Whatever your doctor says, you should follow them without fail to accrue to yourself the best possible result.

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