My doctor is suggesting Velashape 5 wks post smartlipo on my abs, flanks & lovehandles. Should I do?

I am 5 weeks post smart-lipo on my abs,love-handles & flanks. My doctor is suggesting Velashape for area around my belly-button (skin loose/bumpy) Should I do? I don't like my stomach now, even though it is flat - skin is loose and bumpy. It looked better prior to the lipo. My doctor wasn't happy either and suggested the Velashape (on him) to improve. I am 5 wks post surgery and 44 years old. I workout regularly.

Doctor Answers 3

Velashape III after SmartLipo, laser lipolysis or liposculpture - Buffalo Niagara, NY

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Based on experience, having taken care of patients like you who have had SmartLipo or laser lipolysis or traditional liposculpture and who desire additional treatments like Velashape III, I recommend waiting until the ecchymoses (bruising) and induration of the skin from lymphatic congestion dissipates. You can help the process by taking bioflavonoids to help reduce the inflammation and tissue swelling. This should take anywhenre from 3 - 4 weeks.

Velashape After Smart Lipo?

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Thank you for your question. Velashape is a big benefit post lipo, any lipo and helps to smooth out the bumps and firm areas. The patients we treat have less pain, more range of motion, and just feel better overall. I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Radiesse vs Voluma

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Voluma is injected very deep into the skin, right above the bone. If it is done properly, you should notice a nice contouring and filling effect, similar in many regards to Radiesse. If you have had nice results with Radiesse, some would tell you to continue with that product. 

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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