Recovery from SmartLipo – Liposuction Surgery

Recovery from SmartLipo™

Reviewed by Dr. David E. Berman, MD, FRCSC

You will heal from SmartLipo™ in a number of steps. The first step involves numbness that may occur right after the SmartLipo™procedure. This should disappear within days, if not hours, of leaving the recovery room. 1 to 2 days rest is recommended, but most patients are able to return to work 1-2 days later and often the next day.  The swelling generally goes away in no more than one week. At this time, you will be able to carry on normal activities.  Most patients’ skin is completely back to normal within three months of the SmartLipo™ procedure.

Your doctor will instruct you on how to take care of yourself following the procedure. You need to follow your doctor’s recovery instructions. Your doctor may also prescribe minor pain medication. You will receive compression bandages.  They help to reduce swelling.

It is important to remember that for few days after the procedure, you should not take any blood thinners such as Aspirin, nor should you smoke.

After your SmartLipo™ procedure, your doctor will schedule recovery follow-up visits. During these checkups, he will examine you to make sure the areas are healing well. It is important that you keep your appointments as you recover because these checkups will ensure that you heal without scarring and/or infection.


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