Since every patient’s anatomy is different, Dr. Sweat and his staff will work with you to create a treatment plan that is best to meet your aesthetic goals. The recommended treatment plan ranges from 1-3 treatments, performed 4-6 weeks apart. After the treatments, your body needs time to let the injection go to work to break down and absorb the fat cells. Results will continue to improve over the following weeks. While there is no downtime associated with the procedure and the injections are relatively painless, within about 5-10 minutes of the injection, most patients will experience a dull achy pain similar to a toothache which will last an hour or two. Swelling is often significant, which can make the area look worse before it gets better, so it is important to plan the treatment around important events or occasions. The swelling will usually last for 5-7 days before returning to the pre-treatment look with slow improvement over the following weeks. While the swelling and initial discomfort can be troubling, it is important to avoid medications that can counter the swelling response, as this is an important factor in how the product works. Lumpiness and numbness to the treated area will slowly resolve as the fat is absorbed.