Laser Liposuction Recovery – What You Need to Know

by | Jan 4, 2016 | Laser Liposuction, SmartLipo Triplex

Laser liposuction using Smartlipo Triplex is an advanced minimally invasive body contouring procedure. It uses advanced laser technology to liquefy excess fat in different areas of the body so that it can be easily removed, allowing men and women to achieve their body sculpting goals with minimal trauma.

Compared to traditional liposuction, this laser-enabled method performed using the advanced SmartLipo Triplex workstation offers a number of advantages of which quicker recovery is particularly notable. This makes it a preferred option over conventional liposuction surgery. The procedure uses only local anesthesia and involves minimal bruising, swelling and surgical trauma. One of the questions that most laser liposuction candidates ask is about the recovery process and how it is different from that of traditional lipo.

As the SmartLipo procedure uses a minimally-invasive cannula, the incisions involved are small. The laser energy seals the blood vessels immediately after the incision, which dramatically lessens bleeding and bruising. The damage to the underlying tissues would be minimal compared to the traditional method, which in turn, would mean less pain and soreness. Laser technology makes fat removal easier and faster, and also prevents nerve damage in the treatment site. In contrast to traditional lipo, patients experience a better recovery experience with less bruising, discomfort, and swelling.

  • During the first few days, patients can expect some soreness and discomfort. Gentle walking and mild movement would be recommended to avoid blood clots. Pain medication taken as prescribed will help alleviate the expected minimal pain. Wearing a compression garment may be advised to reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Depending on the area of treatment, some people get back to work after a few days, but with some restrictions. During the initial days, you should take care to avoid strenuous activities at home and at work, and give your body time to heal.
  • By the end of the first week, you should notice reduced swelling, soreness, and bruising. Issues such as numbness also usually get resolved by this time. Any problems during your recovery, such as signs of a possible infection, should be reported immediately. At the follow up visit at the first week, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your condition to make sure that things are going right.
  • After a few weeks, you will see the improvements in the initial results. The extent of the procedure and how fast you recover will determine when you can get back to more strenuous physical activity and exercise. A healthy lifestyle is necessary to maintain the results of your body contouring treatment.

The bottom line: how quickly you recover from liposuction depends on the liposuction technique used, the extent of the treated area, and the type of anesthetic used. With laser lipolysis, recovery is much faster. The plastic surgeon’s experience and skill are critical for optimal results as well as to reduce risk of complications and promote faster recovery. On your part, you should follow your surgeon’s post-surgical instructions to ensure a smooth and safe healing process.

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