What to Expect
Many people find that no amount of lifestyle changes can rid them of certain areas unwanted fat, which makes liposuction
such a popular option. Smartlipo™ takes the fat-removal advantages of traditional liposuction one step further by using laser-assisted technology. This approach can mean greater precision during the body contouring process itself as well as a faster, more comfortable recovery.
Because you’re unique and you have a specific vision for your ideal body, the first step on the path to realizing your personal appearance goals is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Truong. During your consultation, Dr. Truong will work carefully with you to understand the hopes you have for your results.
At this initial meeting, Dr. Truong will explain more about Smartlipo™, including how it works and if there may be other treatments that will complement the effects of this innovative procedure. He will also offer you clear pre-surgery instructions and post-op guidelines, and can advise you on what to expect as you recover.
Preparing for Your Smartlipo™ Procedure
Smartlipo™ typically takes no more than a few hours, with the total amount of time varying depending upon which areas of the body are targeted. Because it is an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia, you can go home the same day.
Recovery & Results
Because each person has a unique body, everyone responds a bit differently to Smartlipo™. It is typical to experience mild to moderate discomfort and swelling during the first 2 weeks post-op. Some people find compression garments or pain medication help to ease their recovery.
A few weeks after your surgery, results will become more noticeable. Swelling should continue to subside until you can clearly see a more contoured, svelte body shape that you can expect to last as long as you continue maintaining healthy habits.