What will I need to do after the procedure?
Unlike traditional liposuction which can have a lengthy and cumbersome post-op process, after receiving a Smart Lipo treatment you’ll find that there is little to do except to get on with your life. Because of the 21st century technological advances incorporated into the Smart Lipo procedure you simply get to go home.
The Smart Lipo procedure is also known as the walk in – walk out procedure. Lunch hour lipo? In many cases the Smart Lipo procedure can be done over a lunch hour with little affect on the remainder of your day. There is one caveat your physician will probably ask you to take the rest of the day off as simply a precautionary step. The recovery period requires significantly less down time than traditional liposuction.
The hardest post-treatment suggestion is that you rest. Then gradually resume your normal day-to-day activities. It is also suggested that you avoid strenuous exercise and hot tubing for a couple of weeks. Rest is recommended after the procedure and activity may be resumed gradually. Depending on which area of your body is treated with the Smart Lipo procedure you may be fitted with a garment to compress the area. This is done to provide comfort, support, and to assist in facilitating tissue healing. The incisions will close up by themselves within a few days. Compression garments are an important part of the recovery process, and you’ll probably be instructed to wear it for the first 24 hours after the procedure. Then, for approximately two weeks, you’ll need to continue wearing the garment for 12 or so hours per day.
As with any procedure you will be given written instruction following your treatment. These instructions will outline what you need to do and more importantly what to call your physician about. Remember, your physician is there to answer your questions, don’t hesitate to ask.