Recovery from SmartLipo Laser Liposuction
SmartLipo has several noteworthy benefits, including a having a greatly reduced recovery time. In fact, most patients are able to return to work the following day – much faster than traditional lipo procedures. While each liposuction process has its advantages and uses, the fast recovery time is one of the reasons many choose to get this revolutionary procedure.
A Pain-Free Procedure
The NYC Smartlipo procedure takes an hour or two, depending upon the size and number of body areas treated. The procedure itself is not painful, as the area to be treated is numbed with a local anesthetic. The experience is described as feeling like a gentle tugging or pressure.
Aftercare is Simple
Initially, you will feel numbness in the treated areas. This diminishes quickly, usually within hours from the time of the procedure. You will experience some swelling, typically gone within a week. You will also wear a compression garment for about a week, as this improves the appearance of the areas from which unwanted fat has been removed.
Every person is unique, and will have different body areas addressed with the procedure. Dr. Scarpidis will provide you with detailed directions for aftercare, and will be carefully monitoring your recovery to ensure that it goes well. Depending upon the areas you had treated, which can be any area of the body, including face, chin, neck, abdomen, thighs, waist, buttocks, arms, calves, ankles, cheeks, jawline, chest or back, your recovery time could vary, particularly if many body areas were sculpted with this procedure.
Your Job: Rest and Recover
Your job after SmartLipo is to simply rest and recover. Plan on resting on the couch or bed, reading or watching TV. The day after your laser liposuction procedure, you will feel tired, and getting plenty of sleep will help your body to heal – take advantage of it. Ensure you have a comfortable place to rest, and have healthy snacks and water close at hand.
The final result will be achieved in about three to six months, but a remarkable improvement in your body contour will be visible within weeks. The fat cells are removed, with lasting results. Your body will still respond naturally to your calorie intake, and it is important that you maintain your new sculpted body with exercise and a healthy diet.
A Defined, Sculpted Body with Laser Liposuction
If you are ready for a more defined, youthful body contour, SmartLipo may be for you, as one of the latest and greatest procedures in non-surgical fat reduction. Not only is recovery time far shorter, it has the added advantage of tightening the skin in the area treated.