Smartlipo™ Recovery: What Patients Can Expect By Dr. William Cohen on September 03, 2018

Removing unwanted body fatAdvanced ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery offers Orange County, CA some of the most advanced skin care and cosmetic rejuvenation treatments available. This includes state-of-the-art laser body contouring such as Smartlipo™. Thanks to this laser liposuction technique, patients can experience fat removal without a major recovery process.

Dr. William C. Cohen and his team would like to go over some of the basics of healing after Smartlipo™. This should give you an idea of the convenience and advantages of this treatment option.

How Much Time Should I Take Off from Work?

Most Smartlipo™ patients will want to take a day or two off from work just to focus on recovery. By the end of two days, patients should be able to return to most job duties so long as they are simple and light in nature.

The requirements of your job may lead you to take additional time off from work. This is particularly true of people who perform strenuous physical activities on a regular basis. You can discuss the amount of time to take off in more detail during the consultation process.

Get Ample Rest

After undergoing Smartlipo™, you should focus on resting. While the recovery time is not long, getting ample rest will help your body fully recuperate from treatment. You should be able to walk around the house a bit and do many simple tasks yourself as you are resting. Just go easy on major physical activities and exposure to the sun.

Pain and Discomfort

Some mild pain and discomfort is common after Smartlipo™ treatment. Thankfully it can be managed with pain relievers recommended or prescribed by your cosmetic skin care specialist. You should notice improvements in pain and discomfort day by day.


Mild swelling is a common response to Smartlipo™ treatment. The swelling may last a few days to two weeks, with improvements each day. Swelling should not be an issue by the end of a month.


Bruising is another common response to Smartlipo™. The bruising will last for a week to two weeks, fading away completely by the end of a month. Improvements should be noticeable as you are recovering.

Watch Your Diet

In the days after Smartlipo™, be sure to eat right. Avoid excessive sodium, hydrate regularly with water, and eat healthy foods. This helps promote proper healing and can also be your first step in keeping the unwanted body fat away for a long amount of time.

Smartlipo™ Follow-Up Visits

A few follow-up visits are scheduled so your Smartlipo™ recovery can receive personalized professional attention. Be sure to attend these as scheduled, and to notify your cosmetic surgeon of any pressing issues as soon as they arise.

Returning to Normal Activities

A few days after Smartlipo™, patients should be able to return to exercise and other normal and more strenuous activities. Be sure to follow the instructions for aftercare provided by the practice.

How Smartlipo™ Recovery Compares to Traditional Liposuction

Smartlipo™ recovery is much faster and far less involved than traditional liposuction. That is why so many people are turning to Smartlipo™ for their cosmetic fat removal needs.

Contact Advanced ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery

To learn more about Smartlipo™ and why it may be a good option for you, be sure to contact Advanced ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery. Our team is here to answer your questions and address your concerns. You can also reach us by phone at (714) 628-1313.

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Dr. William C. Cohen specializes in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose, and throat surgery. He is proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Orange County Osteopathic Medical Association
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  • Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California

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