Liposuction Recovery Time
Liposuction recovery time depends on the type of procedures performed and the person. However, most of our patients can return to work within a few days and resume normal activities within two to four weeks. After the surgery, you may experience bruising, swelling, and soreness. To achieve the best outcomes, you will have to wear elastic bandages or compression garments to reduce your swelling and help shape your new body contours. Temporary drains are also placed in your incisions beneath the skin to remove excess fluid.
For a successful liposuction recovery, make sure you follow your post-operative instructions, including how to take care of your drains and incisions, specific concerns to look for, and when to return for a follow-up appointment. Liposuction results may take several months to fully develop. However, once the swelling and fluid retention subsides, the results are long-lasting if you maintain your weight and exercise after your full recovery.