I had a laparoscopic procedure January 23rd and am planning on having Smart Lipo on March 14th in my upper and lower abdomen and flanks. I want to be sure that enough time is given for my body to heal before the lipo. My skin incisisions from the laparoscopy were healed between 3 days - 1 week. (One actually looked like a mere tiny scratch after the 3rd day.) So I guess my real concern is the healing from the inside of my abdominal wall.
How Long Should I Wait After a Laparscopic Procedure to Have Smart Lipo?
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Smart Lipo following Laparoscopy
I believe it should be safe to have your Smart Lipo after waiting 6 to 7 weeks following your laparoscopic procedure. However, you should check with both surgeons to make certain this would be appropriate in your case. Best wishes.
I would think that is an adequate amount of time to heal properly and have the procedure performed. Just remind your surgeon of your recent procedure.
Lipo after laparoscopic surgery
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I would get clearance from the other surgeon and remind your plastic surgeon of this, but I usually recommend about 3 months between surgeries. This varies on the types of procedures performed. Laparoscopic procedures involve a wide variety of procedures. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA