What is Recovery Like?
Every patient heals on their own terms, but some general rules of thumb apply. Getting mobile quickly will help circulation and reduce swelling. Get plenty of rest. The compression garment is recommended for at least 2-3 weeks. It’s normal to be tender and bruised. After about a week, you’ll begin to feel better, and most patients return to work a few days to 1 week post-op. Strenuous activity should be avoided for up to 3-4 weeks as you heal.
What Results Can I Expect?
Your body’s contours will feel noticeably different soon after your procedure, even with swelling and bandaging. It does, however, take time for swelling to subside and your tissues to fully settle. About 4-6 weeks after surgery, your physique will be visibly improved. Clothing will fit better, and you’ll likely experience a boost in self-esteem and confidence. Your body fat percentage has been reduced in the treatment area, so you’ll likely see more toning as you resume your exercise routines after a few weeks.
The biggest change will be in how you feel about your figure. You’ll likely feel better about how you look, which can improve not only your appearance but your mood, too. Liposuction itself won’t change how others see you, but the shift in positivity and emotional well-being may improve your outlook, which others will respond to. Keeping to a healthy lifestyle can help you maintain your results for years to come.
Longwood Plastic Surgery takes pride in offering our patients the greatest chance of success with their aesthetic goals. Our board certified physicians have over 40 years of combined experience treating patients to look and feel their best. All you have to lose is the unwanted fat.