Within a week, the majority of the swelling and bruising should have gone away. Some areas take a little longer to heal—the belly will take longer than the upper arms or chin, for example. You should start seeing positive results—an altered body contour—within about a month, with final results showing up about 3 to 6 months after treatment. Again, your results will depend on the size of the area you had treated and how quickly your body responds.
You’ll be instructed to wear a compression garment over the treated area for several days or even several weeks, depending on which area of your body was treated. Your doctor may also prescribe an antibiotic to further reduce the risk of infection.
Maintain Healthy Lifestyle
Once fat cells are removed from the body, they don’t return. If you put on weight in the future, any new fat will most likely be deposited elsewhere on your body. Still, if you want to retain your body’s new contour, it’s essential that you eat nutritiously, exercise regularly, and maintain good weight control.
Possible Side Effects
Although laser liposuction is minimally invasive, it is still surgery and thus poses risks associated with surgery. Possible side effects include swelling, bruising, hematoma, (blood pooling under the skin) and infection. In very rare cases, people experience excessive bleeding and burns. Always report side effects promptly to your physician.