What to Expect
Since Smartlipo is performed under local anesthesia you will be visiting your doctor for an in-office procedure that typically lasts 1-2 hours depending on the number of areas to be treated and the size of the areas. Because of the anesthesia you will not feel pain, rather a sensation comparable to tugging or pressure.
After the procedure you may experience some light bruising and swelling and will be required to wear a compression garment for about a week to help with the healing process and support the areas treated, however you’ll be able to return to normal activities within a day or two.
For most patients, results are achieved in just one Smartlipo treatment. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over three to six months. Since fat cells are permanently destroyed in the treated area your results will be long-lasting, however it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen.