How Long is the Recovery Time After Laser Liposuction?
Laser liposuction is growing in popularity because it can remove unwanted fat without the need for traditional, invasive procedures. Kat Motlagh's Health Clinics is proud to use a state-of-the-art system called BeautiFill. Though laser liposuction produces great results with less downtime, many people still have questions about recovery.
Today, Dr. Katayoun Motlagh explores a typical BeautiFill recovery timeline, including what to expect in the weeks after your procedure. Call our Palmdale, CA office to schedule a fat reduction consultation – we understand your concerns and know how to make the process as comfortable and seamless as possible.
How is laser liposuction performed?
Laser liposuction is a fat removal procedure that uses the power of laser energy to melt away excess tissue. Dr. Motlagh uses a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area, then creates small, strategically placed incisions. We then insert the BeautiFill device through these incisions and emit advanced laser energy beneath the skin. BeautiFill is equipped with a built-in suction device that gently removes the liquefied fat for results you can see and feel.
What is the recovery like after laser liposuction?
Most people report minimal pain and swelling almost immediately after their laser procedure. Kat Motlagh's Health Clinics can prescribe medication to manage any discomfort. You may need to wear a medical compression garment to minimize swelling and help your skin adjust to its new contours.
Most people take 1 – 2 weeks off from work and other normal activities to recover from fat reduction. During this time, rest as much as possible and avoid strenuous workouts. Our team in Palmdale, CA can provide specific instructions about slowly resuming physical activity to avoid complications.
Tips for a smooth BeautiFill recovery
To help your recovery go as smoothly as possible, we recommend:
- Wearing your compression garment as directed
- Drinking lots of water to stay hydrated
- Eating a healthy diet to support natural healing
- Avoiding smoking, which can cause health issues and slow down healing
How to sleep after BeautiFill
Sleeping can be difficult in the first few nights after BeautiFill laser liposuction. We recommend sleeping on your back to avoid putting too much pressure on the treatment areas. Prop up your head and shoulders with pillows, or sleep in a comfortable recliner chair. Try not to sleep on your side or stomach, as this can put undue pressure on the incisions. Dr. Motlagh can provide additional instructions and tips during your initial consultation.
What are the long-term results of laser liposuction?
Laser liposuction at Kat Motlagh's Health Clinics is designed to produce long-lasting results. However, we suggest maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding weight fluctuations to keep your new contours looking great. Most people enjoy their fat reduction results for many years after treatment. Feel free to view before-and-after photos of previous patients in our online gallery. We also share reviews from previous happy patients on our website.
Try BeautiFill laser liposuction
Laser liposuction is a great way to feel confident in your own skin. Now, you can learn about our state-of-the-art BeautiFill system. Contact our office in Palmdale, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Katayoun Motlagh and see how we ensure a successful BeautiFill recovery. Kat Motlagh's Health Clinics has helped countless patients achieve their ideal body contours.