How long should you wear compression garments after Smart Lipo?
Typically, we advise patients to wear compression 24/7 for the first 1 to 3 weeks, depending on the procedure and extent of surgery. It’s okay to take the garment off to bathe or wash it, but the more you wear compression during your initial recovery, the more effective it will be in facilitating the healing process.
Should you wear a compression garment after laser lipo?
Compression garments play an important role in proper healing after liposuction. They come in a variety of styles and sizes for nearly every part of the body. After the procedure, a compression garment will most likely need to be worn immediately and for several weeks after as the initial recovery process takes place.
How long do you wear compression after laser lipo?
On average, we’ll ask patients to wear compression 24/7 for the first 3 to 6 weeks, except when showering, and at night for a couple of months after that.
Does Smart Lipo really work?
SmartLipo is an FDA-approved fat removal procedure and is widely considered to be safe and effective. In fact, SmartLipo is typically performed using local anesthesia for the patient, which cuts down on anesthesia-related risks and complications when compared to traditional liposuction using general anesthesia.
How long are you swollen after laser lipo?
Swelling usually starts to go down by the end of the first week but wearing the compression garments should continue until week four or as otherwise directed. Some degree of swelling may last for as long as six weeks, but within a few days, you should be comfortable enough to return to work.
How many pounds can you lose with Smart Lipo?
For your safety, there is a limit to how much volume can be removed at one time. Depending on BMI and other factors, we are limited to removing between 10 pounds (5 liters) and 12 pounds (6 liters) of excess adipose tissue and the surrounding liquid.