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Liposuction Recovery Timeline

If you are considering liposuction surgery types, you may wonder what will happen after surgery, what should I do in the recovery phase, or how much time will take to the recovery process.

The healing process or recovery process is important to improve the effectiveness of liposuction. It will give you a good idea of what to expect after liposuction.

Almost all methods used in liposuction is an outpatient procedure which means you can go home right after the surgery. However, you need someone who will drive you home because you will feel the residual effects of the anesthesia so it is not recommended to drive you home by yourself.

Recovery Timeline

Your surgeon will give you an elastic bandage or compression garment to wrap around the treatment parts of your body. For the first three days, it is essential to wear these because these products will help to reduce swelling and contour your body to its new shape. You may expect moderate soreness and pain during the first few weeks. Also, you should put a limit to your activities for the first few days.

After the first few days of moderate pain, you will notice that a significant decrease in your sourness and pain in the week after the surgery. Also, you may return to work after two weeks but if your job needs a physically demanding job you may want to delay your returning job day.

One month after surgery you won’t feel any pain or soreness but you may still see swelling. At this part of the recovery timeline, you can see the visible results in treated areas.

After six weeks your swelling and brushing should have subsided. At this point usually, you don’t need your compression garments or elastic bandages. You can also remove the limits you have placed on your activities.

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