The liposuctioned area may appear larger than before surgery because of swelling. You must wear a tight stocking, girdle, or snug elastic dressing over the treated area to reduce swelling and bleeding, and to help shrink the skin to fit the new contour. You should wear this garment continuously for 2 to 4 weeks.
You will likely have swelling, bruising, numbness, and pain, but it can be managed with medications. The stitches will be removed in 5 to 10 days. Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infection.You may feel sensations such as numbness or tingling, as well as pain, for weeks after the surgery. Walk as soon after surgery as possible to help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs. Avoid more strenuous exercise for about a month after the surgery.
You will start to feel better after about 1 or 2 weeks following liposuction surgery. You may return to work within a few days of the surgery. Bruising and swelling usually go away within three weeks; however, you may still have some swelling several months later
For most people, liposuction recovery is quick. Because the surgeon inject local anesthetic as part of the procedure, the patients have little if any pain. Depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed, men take between two days and a week or so off from work following the procedure.
Your new body shape will begin to emerge in the first couple of weeks; however, the improvement won't become more visible until about 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.
Result is permanent from liposuction and are reliant upon good skin quality, and the procedure is most effective on younger individuals whose skin still has some elasticity, as the skin will need to properly re-drape over a smaller area once the excess fat has been removed. By exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet, you can help maintain your new shape.