1What helps with pain after liposuction?
After liposuction, the area will be wrapped to help reduce swelling, bruising, and pain. The wrap helps make the area a smooth shape and prevent blood from filling the area where fat was removed. Elastic bandages and tape, support hose, a special girdle, or another type of firm-fitting clothing may be used
2How long does it take to recover from liposuction?
Getting back to normal
It usually takes about two weeks to fully recover from liposuction, but if a small area was treated you should be able to return to work within a few days. If a large area was treated you may need up to 10 days off work to recover
3How long do you stay sore after liposuction?
Some general expectations for the management of pain after liposuction are listed below: The pain will be the most intense two to four days after the procedure then gradually lessens. Tenderness and soreness are typical but will eventually fade
4How bad is the pain after liposuction?
Liposuction requires going under anesthesia for the procedure. This means you won't feel any pain during the liposuction surgery. However, you'll feel pain after the procedure. ... It's common to have pain, swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness after liposuction
5How long will my stomach be swollen after liposuction?
After liposuction, swelling typically subsides within a few weeks. By this time, the treated area should look less bulky.
6Does skin tighten after liposuction?
Liposuction does not treat excess skin. Only surgery to remove excess skin (tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, etc.) can do that. ... People with thin, sun-damaged skin or stretch marks may feel like their skin looks deflated after liposuction, as it is unlikely to tighten up completely once the fat is gone
7How long do you wear compression garments after liposuction?
After liposuction my patients are instructed to wear a compression garment 24/7 for 3 weeks except to shower followed by another 3 weeks wearing it during the day but allowed to take it off at night. I encourage patients to wear it overnight for the second 3 week period as well if they can tolerate it.
8How many inches can you lose with liposuction?
A small amount of fat removal during liposuction is considered less than 1.5 liters, while a large amount is four to five liters. Removing more than five liters of fat in a single liposuction treatment is considered too risky by most surgeons unless performed in a hospital with an overnight stay
9How much swelling is normal after liposuction?
While liposuction can remove up to 10 pounds of fat cells during a procedure, fluid retention and swelling can cause you to look bloated. As the swelling goes down, you can begin to see results. You may also notice that some of your skin is loose in the area treated with liposuction. Loose skin can firm up over time.
10How long does it take for scar tissue to heal after liposuction?
As the body heals, scar tissue forms, and some may be hard and be visible through the top layer of the skin. The good news is that it takes upwards of three months for scar tissue formation to fully develop