What Is Recovery Like after SmartLipo?

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SmartLipo recovery is typically not very difficult. Because the cannula (suction tube) is very small (about 1mm or 1/25 of an inch in diameter), it’s pretty minimally-invasive. And because the laser energy allows for fat cells to be removed preferentially with minimal damage to blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, SmartLipo patients typically experience less bleeding, less discomfort, and quicker healing than traditional liposuction patients.

However, that doesn’t mean you won’t have any downtime. Typically, SmartLipo patients can expect to take the day of surgery and the following day off from work. They then return to work the following day. Make sure you avoid any physically strenuous activities for one week after your procedure.

You will wear a compression garment on the treated areas during recovery for one week. This makes winter the ideal time to get SmartLipo—your compression garment acts like long underwear and helps keep you comfortable when the New York winter wind whips down the streets.

If you want to learn more about recovery or other aspects of SmartLipo in NYC, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center today for an appointment.