Exercising After SmartLipo

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SmartLipo has many benefits over traditional liposuction. One of the biggest benefits of SmartLipo is that it results in a shorter recovery period and less postoperative discomfort, which means that you can get back to exercising sooner.

SmartLipo allows for a shorter recovery period because of the action of the laser. Heat from the laser mobilizes the fat more easily so it can be removed with less damage to other tissues, such as nerves and connective tissues. The laser also cauterizes small blood vessels, reducing the amount of bleeding you experience.

Because of this, most SmartLipo patients are able to go back to work 2 days after their procedure, depending on the nature of the work, the size of the treated area, and personal variables. And while traditional liposuction requires you to take four weeks off from your normal exercise routine, SmartLipo patients can typically get back into routine a week after their procedure, again depending on the type of exercise, the area treated, and personal variables.

It's important to give your body the time it needs to heal, so you don't want to rush back into exercise. Talk to your doctor to clear any exercise before you start it. And when you're exercising, listen to your body and pay attention to warning signs like pain and blood or fluid collection. Stop your activity and let us know if you have any concerns.

To talk to Dr. Bruce Katz in person about the benefits of SmartLipo, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York City.