Do you have to be a certain age to get Smart Lipo?
Are specialists allowed to perform smart lipo on minors?
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Replied on 5/19/2010
By: Rejuve | John Tang, M.D.
I believe the procedure has been approved for patients ages 18-65 years of age. This is not absolute. Older patients have been done most certainly. For minors, it depends on the age (17 is lot different then 14), pyschosocial situation, medical history. Each patient will be looked individually. In all situations, a legal guardian must sign the consent.
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