SmartlipoTM is an innovative laser liposuction procedure that targets specific isolated fat pockets and creates a smoother, tighter, sleeker physique.
Unfortunately, as with most other cosmetic procedures, the results from Smartlipo are not completely instantaneous. Many prospective patients are curious about how long it will take to start seeing the final results.
Here’s what you need to know.
Swelling & Bruising After Laser Lipo
Post-op swelling and bruising are inevitable following any cosmetic procedure. Smartlipo helps to minimize these effects by leaving the area surrounding the treated fat cells relatively undisturbed, but some swelling and bruising will still occur.
Patients can also help minimize swelling and bruising by following post-op instructions carefully and encouraging drainage. While the treated areas are still swollen and bruised, it will be difficult to see improvement from the procedure. Swelling and bruising will gradually fade in the weeks and months following surgery.
Initial recovery takes only a few days, but that doesn’t mean final results will immediately follow suit. Improvement is gradual; though patients will be able to see some immediate results soon after the procedure. Otherwise, swelling dissipates continually, and final results will continue to be seen over several months.
Smartlipo Before Your Big Event
For those planning to undergo laser liposuction for an event such as a wedding or reunion, it’s important to keep in mind that it will take some time to see the desired results.
It’s best to have the procedure well in advance of any important event, to allow time for ample healing. Typically, it’s best to allow several months between the surgery and the event in question.
Touch-Ups for Revision Treatments
Sometimes, the results that patients are looking for never come to fruition due to the first treatment not producing the expected outcome. In this case, a touch-up procedure may be required to smooth out uneven areas or reshape the treated areas.
This is very uncommon when a Smartlipo expert performs the procedure, but is still needed in rare occasions. Patients should only consider a touch up after at least six months have gone by since the surgery, unless otherwise advised by their cosmetic surgeon.
Choosing an Experienced Cosmetic or Plastic Surgeon
The best way to ensure great results from your laser lipo procedure is to choose your surgeon carefully. Smartlipo is a minimally-invasive treatment that many doctors offer, but few have mastered.
Our New York-based, highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons are experts in Smartlipo treatments, acclaimed worldwide for their skills. If you would like to learn more about laser liposuction with our specialists, schedule a free consultation at our Long Island or NYC locations today. You can also view before and after photos of our SmartLipo patients.
Need help with the cost of Smartlipo? We offer plastic surgery financing with zero down, low interest, and low monthly payment options so it’s easy for everyone with good credit to afford their procedure. Ask us to pre-qualify you right in the office during your free consultation!
*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.