After a SmartLipo Procedure
You can return home and rest shortly after a SmartLipo procedure. Most patients are ready to go back to work in just a few days, although this varies. Once you feel well enough, you may gradually increase your activity. A pressure garment may be placed over the procedure area for several weeks depending on the body area treated. Dr. Larsen recommends avoiding strenuous levels of activity or exercise for at least 3 weeks.
Shortly after the procedure, the treated area will appear more compact and smaller. Skin tightening, however, occurs more gradually and continues for a few months before you’ll notice the final results. Measure the success of your Smartlipo treatment in inches rather than pounds. The weight removed is not as important as the improvement in your body’s contour. And that’s just the aesthetic benefit.
More importantly, an improved self-image often boosts confidence as well. The SmartLipo procedure is designed to provide long-lasting benefits and, with continued diet and exercise, you can maintain the results of your SmartLipo for many years to come.
$2,500 and up
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