Free Consultations for Cosmetic Procedures
Liposuction Recovery: What to Expect
After the liposuction procedure, you’ll likely notice a bit of bruising and swelling in the treatment area, which is completely normal. The soreness typically fades within a few days, and the bruising usually dissipates in about two weeks.
You’ll want to arrange for a friend to help you leave, and stay the night with you to help with your recovery during the first few days. It’s important that you wear compression garments for up to a month to minimize swelling and generally help the treatment area to heal.
Most patients can typically return to work within a few days, but it’s best to wait a few weeks before you start any vigorous exercise (it’s important to first speak with your surgeon before starting any exercise program). When it comes to the recovery process, it’s important to follow up with your doctor setting up a follow-up visit within five to seven days after surgery, to ensure all is well. A second visit is recommended a few weeks after the surgery, and your third visit a few months after.
After the procedure has been completed and the swelling has gone down, you’ll notice a more toned, sleeker look to your body. You’ll want to maintain a healthy lifestyle to preserve your results, which will last for years to come, provided that proper diet and exercise are followed.