Before: Healthy weight/shape before (5'8"/140#/size 6) Procedure: Abs/flanks/inner thighs Smartlipo, cost (with discount) $10,500 Complication: Seromas, drained several times Current (8 weeks): Def some change, clothes a *little* bit looser, but scale higher I've read to expect 80-90% results at 8 weeks, others that say not to judge until 6mo. 3 separate surgeries, $10k+ spent. No clothes size change. Could really use some words of hope?
Smartlipo - 8 Weeks Post and Little Change?
Doctor Answers (5)
Little change 8 weeks after lipo
- expect to see change at three months after uncomplicated liposuction
- complications like seromas increase the time to maximun improvement
- restart your three month clock when the complication no longer need attention
A few issues
I don't mean to be a pessimist here. In general the patines who are going to be happy with their results are happy at eight weeks and it just get's better from there.
You should expect some further improvement with time but at three months it's close to "what you see is what you get".
On a last thought. Some of the best outcomes from liposuction comes from patients who did some weight loss and picked up their exercise routine after the procedure. I call it "I do my part and you do your part".
I hope you will with time feel your procedure was helpful.
Mats Hagstrom, MD
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It is too early for you to judge your smartlipo session
some patients will show a change in 2 weeks but many can take 2 months just to start to see any change. some may take longer. i tell my patients that you will not reach your maximum improvement for 6 months or longer. it is much too early for you to asses your results.
david berman md
plastic surgeon, northern va