I am 5 days post op from smart lipo, and I was wondering if heat applied to the site would help reduce swelling and promote healing?
Will Heat Help with Swelling and Healing After Smart Lipo?
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Heat to Tummy AFTER a Tummy Tuck, Lipo or Laser Lipo is NOT a Smart Idea
Generally not advised to apply heat to belly after tummy tuck
I would highly advise against heat but this opinion may not be shared by others. You likely have diminished protective sensation in the treated area and could easily burn yourself. Enhanced blood supply form the heat could also increase the potential for seroma or hematoma. Please consult with your treating surgeon.
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