FAQs About After Surgery in our Body Sculpting NYC & Long Island Offices
You may be wondering what to expect after having a body sculpting procedure. You may be thinking about how you’ll feel during the healing phase after the procedure or what your body will look like afterward.
In this article, you’ll discover what our SmartLipo body sculpting NYC & Long Island surgeons can do for you as well as what to expect in the weeks and months following your procedure.
Will it Hurt?
During the procedure, you’ll be pleased to know that our surgeons use local anesthetic to numb the areas to be treated so that our patients feel nothing except some light pressure. Some our patients liken the feeling to a “light massage” as the laser fiber is inserted to destroy the fat cells and the cannula is used to suction away the liquefied fat.
The numbing agents stay in effect for several hours after the procedure so you’ll have plenty of time to take an oral pain medication prior to the numbing wearing off. After the procedure, we recommend nothing more than a couple of Extra Strength Tylenols to take the edge off of the discomfort from the procedure.
Our body sculpting New York patients must wear a compression garment over the treated areas for about two weeks to help lessen swelling; swollen tissues can feel uncomfortable so the garment helps with that as well.
If I have a lot of fat to be removed, how will my skin look afterward?
The good news is that with laser liposuction, you'll experience tightened skin in the treated areas. The heat from the laser affects the collagen in the skin’s deepest layers, thus causing a contraction of the collagen and tighter skin. Patients report smooth features after the procedure with no more laxity in the skin (sagging) and a more youthful appearance.
Body Sculpting New York Patients' Typical Post-Op
How long will it take to see full results?
With laser liposuction using SmartLipo, some of the results are immediate (fat cells are permanently destroyed and removed) and the remaining results are revealed over the following 3 months. Due to minor localized swelling and the healing process that must take place at the body’s own rate, the full results can take a few months.
Take a look at our patients’ beautiful before and after photos (link to their before/after page) to see what this procedure did for them.
Will I lose weight or inches?
Fortunately, you don’t have to choose between pounds and inches when it comes to laser liposuction. Our body sculpting New York patients report several pounds lost in fluids and fat immediately after the procedure and up to 3 dress sizes!
Though laser liposuction is not a “lose weight fast” method, it can trim off some of the weight and fluids in the treated areas. The real benefit from laser lipo is the newly-sculpted body part that was treated. Thighs, hips and buttocks are slimmer, the waist is smaller, and rolls of fat on the back and tummy can be eliminated.
We have many patients who are thrilled to be able to get into their skinny jeans again as well as into a bikini for the first time in years! And did we mention that only one procedure is needed to achieve all of these wonderful results?
Do You Feel that SmartLipo is Right for You?
Feel free to contact us online or over the phone at 631-499-1831 (Commack, Long Island), or 212-206-0023 (Manhattan). We look forward to helping you realize your very best body is only a SmartLipo procedure away in our body sculpting New York locations!
*This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office. Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.