Recovery for liposuction is relatively quick, but bruising and swelling can remain for a few weeks. You may need to wear a compression garment as you recover for a few weeks. The garment is designed to control swelling and help your skin retract to your leaner body contour, as well as minimize the risk of developing a seroma or hematoma.
You’ll most likely be swollen as you recover, which will make you look larger than you’d like. You may even think that you look worse than you did before your surgery. As the swelling subsides, however, the true results of your surgery will gradually appear and you’ll love your new look.
You’ll probably be able to go back to desk work within three to seven days.
Moderate exercise can be resumed after one week, depending on the size of the area and how many areas are involved.
The changes following liposuction are similar to what you would expect if you lost an equal amount of localized fat through dieting and exercise. You’ll enjoy a leaner body contour that is more proportionate and smoother. It is recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure to ensure long-term results.
It makes sense that patients’ initial concerns are whether or not they would gain weight following liposuction. To put it simply, the fat that is removed will not come back. You can keep the shape you’ve obtained if you maintain a regular weight. But if you lead an unhealthy lifestyle, your body will start to store fat once again and could potentially be restored in those areas.
It’s probable that not much will change even if you gain a little weight. As there are less fat cells where it was aspirated, fat will be distributed differently. On the other hand, if you put on a lot of weight, the body starts to produce fat cells everywhere, even in the areas you’ve had surgery. Although the fat cells eliminated by liposuction are irreversibly gone, we advise maintaining a steady weight to prevent fresh fat from accumulating in troubled regions. To aid in obtaining long-lasting benefits, make sure to exercise and maintain a balanced diet.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss or cellulite-reduction method. Its goal is to get rid of lipodystrophy, or fat deposits beneath the skin in certain body parts. The most typical is to aspirate fat from the thighs, hips, waist, and belly. In order to get better results, it may also support other procedures like abdominoplasty.
If you are obese, you may want to speak with a dietician or determine if bariatric surgery is a good option for you. There are cosmetic medical procedures that may be used in conjunction with liposuction to make your skin tighter if you also have cellulite.
Scarring is a problem that is always present in cosmetic surgery. Thankfully, the liposuction methods we utilize now only need millimeter-sized incisions. In order for them to be fully undetectable, we also carry them out in well-chosen locations. Therefore, liposuction does not leave visible scars, and it will become more difficult to discern signs over time.
Liposuction is often carried out while the patient is sedated and under local anesthetic, keeping them awake and comfortable. The use of general anesthesia is restricted to major procedures involving many body parts.