What happens to residual fat left over after Smart Lipo? (photos)
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Swelling May Be Perfectly Normal
Swelling after Smartlipo takes several weeks to fully resolve, so at this point it's tough to say whether the area you are concerned about leftover fat or just mild swelling in the tissues that's causing the bulge. Special massage techniques and heat to the area, under the guidance of your surgeon, can help you even out the area. Otherwise, you'll need to wait a few more months before making any conclusions about your results. If it does not resolve to your satisfaction after all swelling is gone you should discuss options with your surgeon. Occasionally, every liposuction surgeon has case where they will advise their patients of the need to perform revisions or “touch ups” to correct contour irregularities. Hopefully things will smooth out on their own. They almost always do. Good luck!
Swelling after liposuction
Close follow up with your plastic surgeon is recommended during this time.
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Some fat is always left behind, otherwise the skin will develop fixation points. Sometimes the fat right around the umbilicus or belly button is a little tougher to remove. Also, there tends to be some additional connective tissue and blood vessels right in that area.
Give it time, try some hot wraps and massage as this will also help smooth the area and even out the texture, and good luck.
You will continue to improve
try not to worry or think about what fat has not been removed since you are only at the very beginning of those changes.
david berman md
What happens to residual fat left over after Smart Lipo?
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