What will my Recovery Entail?
There will be some bruising, swelling and numbness after your liposuction procedure. We will provide compression garments to reduce swelling, and cool packs will help to minimize these side effects. Most patients are able to return to light, sedentary work within a few days of surgery. Moderate or light exercise can be resumed after about one week.
The swelling will be mostly reduced in 3-6 weeks, at which time more strenuous exercise may be resumed. The scars are so small that they are not easily noticed. They will fade over several months.
Your Results After Liposuction
After your healing period, during which there will be swelling and fluid retention, you will be able to see the full results of your procedure–a leaner, more contoured, sculpted physique. The targeted fat pockets will finally be gone.
If your weight stays the same, the results of liposuction can be considered relatively permanent. Once eliminated, the fat cells will not return. However, other fat cells that remain in the area can expand and grow, so weight gain can potentially diminish the effects. It’s important to maintain your weight and continue a healthy diet and exercise program so that the outstanding results of your procedure last for the long term.