I just recently had smartlipo on my chin/neck area and the bruising/swelling was horrific. After 8 days postsurgery, my face is still swollen, but bruising is finally subsiding. My lower right corner of my mouth is numb (cannot smile on the right) and was told the feeling would return in a couple of weeks. I trust my physician so I believe that will eventually happen.
If this procedure is suppose to reduce swelling/bruising, then I would hate to see what normal liposuction results would be on me. I also had smartlip on my hip area with some bruising, but not as bad as the face. I hope it was worth it. Am seeing some results and still wearing headdress.