“Does the Treated Area Continue to Lose Fat after Smartlipo?”

by | Jun 20, 2018 | SmartLipo Triplex

Smartlipo in NYC can get rid of stubborn fat pockets and help men and women achieve a well-shaped body. The procedure is performed using the state-of-the-art laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex workstation. Unlike traditional procedures which require general anesthesia, Smartlipo requires only local anesthesia. Laser liposuction offers efficiency, safety, and excellent outcomes. It is quite normal to have some swelling in the treated site after the procedure, but this is sometimes a cause for concern among patients. One question posted by a patient on the RealSelf platform is as follows:

“I recently had smart lipo triplex to my love handles/lower back and lower abdomen. I’m about 12 days post op. I was feeling my lower back just above my butt and noticed it still feels like there is fat in that area, not like a little bit above which is firmer with less to grasp. I am worried that my ps didn’t put the catheter in that area. When I look at where he marked me, he didn’t have that area within the marked areas. Will this area continue to get smaller and eventually become firmer?”

An expert surgeon points out that it’s way too early to even look at the results as its only 12 days post-op. He says that most swelling starts to go down in two weeks and it would take at least 6 weeks to start seeing real results. He tells the patient not to worry as the area the patient describes is “typical for swelling to accumulate”. As the final results usually appear at 6 months after laser liposuction, the surgeon advises the patient to wait till then, and if the results are still unsatisfactory, consult his plastic surgeon on the matter.

Other plasticsurgeons also explain that laser lipolysis can cause thickness and firmness in or around the treated areas and that swelling after procedure could persist for several months. Other experts point out that as the treated fat is permanently removed, patients do not continue to lose more fat after treatment.

Laser-assisted liposuction is an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia that can be performed on areas such as love handles, torso, thighs, arms and so on. The Smartlipo Triplex workstation utilizes three unique laser wavelengths – 1064 nm, 1320 nm, and 1440 nm – to disrupt fat cells and coagulate tissue, resulting in tissue retraction. It can be used in single or blended mode. It incorporates intelligent delivery systems such as SmartSense™ with ThermaGuide™ and ThermaView™ that constantly monitor and regulate skin temperature and maintain safe levels of treatment. The treatment removes unwanted fat and tightens the skin easily, effectively and safely, allowing you to achieve your aesthetic goals without much surgical trauma.

Patients may experience some sort of discomfort such as swelling and bruising post-op, but this subsides within a few weeks. For smooth recovery, patients should follow their surgeon’s instructions carefully, which would include wearing a compression garment 24×7 for the first 3 weeks. This will reduce swelling, improve blood circulation, and help the skin adapt to the changes. Keeping follow-up appointments is important as it will allow the surgeon to monitor recovery progress and provide further instructions to speed healing.

If you are considering Smartlipo in NYC, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery facility that has plastic surgeons who are experienced in performing this innovative body contouring procedure.

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