Have you been contemplating liposuction for a while but want to know what the recovery is like? Preparing for recovery and knowing what to expect will help ensure you get the best possible results. But how long is recovery from liposuction?
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat and contours and shapes the body. It is an effective way to eliminate stubborn fat from areas such as the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, lower back, and under the chin.
Liposuction can be performed using various techniques including tumescent liposuction and vaser liposuction. The choice depends on the specific needs of the patient. Liposuction is typically done under general anesthesia and takes between 60-90 minutes.
How Long Is Recovery From Liposuction?
Recovery after liposuction generally takes about seven days. However, this may vary depending on the amount of fat removed and the type of procedure performed. Recovery after vaser liposuction usually takes less time since it is a less invasive technique.
What’s The Recovery Like After Liposuction?
After liposuction, there is typically some swelling and bruising around the incisions, as well as some soreness in the area. Most of the swelling should resolve within three to four weeks of liposuction, but minor swelling may persist for several months.
Patients are required to wear a compression garment around the treatment area to help minimize swelling, decrease bruising, and shape the new body contours. Wearing the compression garment as prescribed by your plastic surgeon can positively impact the final outcome.
The results of liposuction are visible about 2-3 months after surgery.
If you would like to remove a few inches of stubborn fat, liposuction can sculpt your body and help you achieve the slimmer silhouette you desire.