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Recovery and Results

After Your Treatment

It’s only natural to want to know what’s next after your treatment and when you can expect to start enjoying your results. In short, the Smartlipo™ procedure is brief and you can get on with your life quickly with minimal downtime. Our Los Angeles Smartlipo patients are often surprised how soon they can begin to see a better body contour – many of our patients report a fast recovery and fantastic results.

If you are considering liposuction in Los Angeles and would like to learn more about Smartlipo, the latest treatment innovation, request a FREE Smartlipo consultation with Dr. Stevens at our Marina del Rey or Beverly Hills office. To learn more about cosmetic surgery before talking with one of our surgeons, download a Free Guide to Cosmetic Surgery, filled with information to help you understand the surgical process from start to finish.

Minimize Recovery Time

People who choose a Smartlipo procedure by itself are often amazed by how easy their recovery is. If you’re like most of our patients, you’ll be sent home just a few hours after your treatment, and you’ll be back to your usual routine and back to work in 1 to 2 days. If you have a large area of fat removed with Smartlipo, recovery will be longer, and when you combine Smartlipo with another Los Angeles liposuction technique, you’ll need to take about a week off of work, adding back in your regular activities as you feel ready.

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Another benefit of the treatment is minimal discomfort. Minor bruising and numbness may last for a few days and swelling will gradually subside, revealing your final results. Any discomfort you have during the first day or two can be controlled with prescription medication.

Get Satisfying Results

Quite often, it’s the little things that matter. And with those bothersome fat deposits long gone, you’re likely to feel a whole lot better about how you look. You should begin seeing results in about a week with the full benefits revealed after several months. To encourage healthy healing and protect the treated area, you will need to wear a compression garment for a short period of time. You also need to avoid vigorous massage and strenuous exercise for several weeks. Once you schedule your procedure, your surgeon will give you more detailed instructions to follow during the recovery period.

Your treatment permanently eliminates fat cells, meaning that if you gain weight in the future, fat will be deposited primarily in untreated areas. Smartlipo incisions are very small and in most cases patients do not have noticeable scarring. Your Los Angeles liposuction surgeon will hide incisions in inconspicuous locations or skin folds whenever possible. A slimmer profile with little to no scarring – what more could be better?

At Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, our surgeons and staff take a personal interest in your recovery. To join our Smartlipo laser liposuction patients from Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, request your FREE Smartlipo consultation, available exclusively online, or call us at 877.298.9915 in Marina Del Rey.

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