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What Can I Expect After Liposuction?

shutterstock_134554526If you’ve struggled to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, you may be considering liposuction. This popular cosmetic procedure can help to remove fatty tissue and contour your body for a more aesthetically appealing silhouette and enhanced confidence. Dr. Richard Zeff, our friendly and experienced plastic surgeon, will be happy to detail the specifics of your unique treatment plan during your initial consultation. As a helpful resource, we have provided some general information about the typical healing process to help you determine if this method may be right for you.

Following liposuction, you will be able to return home the same day as your operation. Before you leave, the staff will go over any instructions and discuss what to expect during the recovery period once more to ensure you understand. Some bruising, swelling, and numbness in the treated area is to be expected; however, your discomfort should be minimal. Dr. Zeff will prescribe medication to help manage your pain, which should be easily controlled. Your comfort is of primary concern for us, and we strive to make this experience as easy and pleasant as possible.

A special compression garment should be worn for a number of days or weeks to help reduce recovery time and speed healing; the length of time will be determined by Dr. Zeff. We will schedule regular check-ups to ensure you’re healing properly and discuss any concerns or questions you may have. In many cases, you may be able to return to work after approximately one week, depending on your rate of healing and comfort level.  Normal activity can be resumed fairly early following liposuction.

If you have additional questions about liposuction recovery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zeff, please contact us today.