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What Does the Swelling Look Like from Smart Lipo?

Will the swelling from smart lipo generally stay in the area where the procedure was done? Or will there be swelling in other areas of the body too?

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The swelling should be in the immediate area or gravity may move the swelling and or bruising lower.

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Smart lipo swelling

Swelling from Smart lipo or any other liposuction procedure will occur at the site of treatment and areas surrounding it especially those that are more dependent. The majority of swelling usually dissipates within 6-8 weeks, but may persists for up to 6 months or longer.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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SmartLipo Swelling and recovery

As with other surgical procedures, there is swelling after surgery. However, SmartLipo is associated with less swelling and bruising after the procedure. Most of the swelling is at the procedure site, but it can involve surrounding area. The majority of the swelling will go away within 6 weeks of the procedure. Most of our patients will return to work or school within 3-5 days. The postoperative garment is worn under the clothes. If you have swelling that concerns you, please discuss this with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Stanley Okoro, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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