What Can I Expect After Liposuction?
Even with strict adherence to diet and exercise regimens, stubborn pockets of fat can remain in troublesome areas, leaving many patients feeling dissatisfied with their appearance. One method for eliminating this fatty tissue is liposuction, a procedure designed to target deposits of fat and contour the body. If you’re considering liposuction, Dr. James Matas, our experienced plastic surgeon, can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with beautiful results. To assist you in determining if this treatment is right for you, the following is an overview of the typical recovery experience.
Depending on the number of areas to be treated, liposuction generally lasts between one and three hours. When you awaken from general anesthesia, you will have compression garments located on the treated area, which must be worn for several weeks. Some swelling and numbness is normal, and any discomfort can be managed with medication prescribed by Dr. Matas. Prior to your operation, he will discuss the appropriate level of activity for you during recovery and will recommend massage therapy sessions to help reduce swelling and improve mobility. Most swelling typically takes about six weeks to fully subside, but it will take three to six months to fully heal and reveal your ultimate body contour.
Liposuction offers the greatest benefits and longest-lasting results for individuals who maintain healthy behaviors after the procedure, which should include a nutritional diet and an active lifestyle.
If you have additional questions about liposuction or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matas, please contact us today.