Are you thinking about having liposuction? If so, you are probably anxious to find out what’s involved in the procedure, and how long is the recovery from liposuction.
What is Liposuction
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that recontours the body by removing stubborn pockets of fat. Traditional liposuction is performed with the help of a small tube known as a cannula that has a suction attached, which is used to break up and remove the unwanted fat.
Liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body, but popular treatment areas include the abdomen, upper arms, flanks, and hips.
How long is recovery from liposuction?
It usually takes about 2 weeks to recover from liposuction, as most of the swelling and bruising should resolve by this time. However, the recovery response varies for each patient, and there are factors that impact recovery.
The extent of the procedure is one of the main factors that influence recovery after liposuction. Patients that remove a significant amount of body fat generally need more time to recover after surgery.
The surgical technique used also affects recovery after liposuction. Patients tend to recover faster from tumescent liposuction, because it is less invasive than traditional liposuction.
If you are considering liposuction, be sure to discuss recovery time with your plastic surgeon during the consultation. Your surgeon will be able to give you a good idea of how long recovery is likely to be, based on the volume of fat being removed, the surgical sites, and your body type.
Would you like to learn more about liposuction? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Fort Collins, CO and surrounding areas, Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.drgonyon.com, or by calling (970) 239-3730.