Among the many benefits of SmartLipo laser-assisted liposuction are reduced recovery time and minimal postoperative care when compared with traditional liposuction.
Your consultation with one of the board-certified New York doctors at JUVA Skin & Laser Center will determine if you’re a candidate for laser-assisted liposuction. Your doctor will thoroughly review your recovery guidelines and postoperative care instructions with you prior to treatment.
Because SmartLipo uses much smaller incisions than standard liposuction and the laser stimulates your skin’s healing process and collagen production, there are no stitches required. This helps limit your downtime, reduce the risk of complications and minimize your level of postoperative care.
Most patients are able to return to work and engage in light, day-to-day activities within a full day or two following SmartLipo treatment. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for about one week after SmartLipo, as should hot tubs.
You will need to wear a compression garment as you heal; this is typically necessary for one week . Your doctor will monitor your progress and clear you for increased physical activity as you recover.
For more information about SmartLipo, please see our Laser Liposuction Questions page.