Do you have a few areas of unwanted fat that you haven’t been able to get rid of, even with diet and exercise? Liposuction can help you meet your body contouring goals. Liposuction is a tried and proven method for removing stubborn fat, and sculpting the body. But how does it work, and how long is recovery from liposuction.
How liposuction works
Small incisions are made in the targeted area through which a thin, hollow tube known as a cannula is inserted under the skin, and used to loosen and break up areas of excess fat. The cannula is attached to a vacuum device that then suctions the fatty deposits from the body.
How long is recovery from liposuction?
Recovery after liposuction varies, depending on the extent of the procedure. Most patients are able to return to work within a few days, but recovery time may be longer for large treatment areas. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 4 weeks.
Patients will experience some bruising, swelling, and soreness in the weeks after liposuction. While most of the bruising and soreness will diminish within 3-4 weeks, swelling can take up to 3 months to fully resolve. A compression garment is worn for 6 weeks to help minimize swelling (learn more).
Who is a good candidate?
The best candidates for liposuction are people that are near or at their goal weight, but have a few areas of stubborn fat they are struggling to remove. They should also have firm, flexible skin.
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