What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes localized areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction can be performed using different techniques, including the wet technique preferred by Dr. Coville.
How Long Is Recovery After a Liposuction?
Recovery after liposuction varies between patients depending on factors such as, the technique used and the volume of fat removed.
Generally, most patients can return to work about 7 days after surgery. However, patients with physically demanding jobs will need more time to heal. Patients can resume normal activities about 2-5 weeks after surgery, but strenuous activities should be avoided for at least four weeks.
Closely following Dr. Coville’s post-surgical instructions and attending all follow-up appointments will help to accelerate recovery and ensure the best results.
What To Expect After Surgery
You can expect some swelling and bruising in the treated area. Whereas the bruising takes about three weeks to resolve, swelling can take up to 6 months to settle.
A compression garment must be worn for 3-4 weeks to help control swelling and bruising, and support the new body contours.
Pain is minimal during liposuction recovery, but pain medication is typically prescribed to manage any excess pain. Total rest is recommended in the first 48 hours after liposuction to ensure the healing process starts well.
Patients are encouraged to walk around as soon as possible after surgery to help prevent the formation of blood clots.
It is essential to be patient with your recovery and not rush the healing process or jump back into the daily grind too quickly.