This 54-year-old mother was unhappy with the look of her abdomen and thighs after her two pregnancies. No matter what exercise routine or diet she tried, she was still left with excess fat on her stomach that refused to go away. Feeling frustrated with the changes to her body, she decided to contact Dr. Chang about undergoing plastic surgery in Baltimore.
When she came for her consultation, Dr. Chang asked her about her concerns and examined her abdomen. She explained to him how the leftover fat on her abdomen bothered her and made fitting into certain clothing a challenge. Since she didn't have a great deal of excess, stretched out skin, Dr. Chang suggested Smartlipo™ to remove her unwanted fat. Using laser technology, Smartlipo would not only remove the fat, but can help to tighten her skin as well, providing a healthier, more youthful-looking abdomen.
Since the laser technology promotes faster healing, most patients are able to return to light activity within 2 to 3 days after undergoing Smartlipo. The procedure permanently removes fat cells, but it's important for patients to maintain a healthy diet and some exercise in order to preserve their results.
One year after her Baltimore liposuction procedure, her "after" photos were taken, revealing a thinner and flatter abdomen. Now that she has reclaimed her pre-pregnancy body, she is very happy with the way her tummy looks.Surgeon: Eric Chang, MD