Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in the lipodissolve or liposmart for underneath my chin and abdomen area. I have excess skin and fat due to having a child. I am still a thin female, but have insecurity in these areas and feel these procedures would benefit me the most in regards to my weight and issues I am having. Please email me with more info and pricing estimates if possible.
A: The best way to get an accurate price quote is to come in for a consultation so I can see what you really need. or send me some pictures. The under the chin area (submental) fat is going to need to be treated by liposuction (Smartlpo) not lipodissolve for a variety of good reasons, mainly a much better result in a single treatment session. The abdominal issue is less clear given that I have no idea what it looks like. When you use the words ‘excess skin and fat’, that may imply that liposuction may not be a good treatment approach because of the skin excess. No form of liposuction is going to shrink much loose skin, not even Smartlipo. If you have any stretch marks at all on this loose abdominal skin, there is no chance of shrinkage due to complete loss of elastic fibers/elasticity in the skin. Depending upon how much loose skin there is, this may put you more in need of some form of a tummy tuck.
Dr. Barry Eppley