Recovering from liposuction and getting back to your daily routine will take a little bit of time and patience. When patients leave our clinic to go back to their hotel, they usually feel groggy for about 12 hours—or overnight. Rest assured we will be there on the day of your hospital discharge to help get you to your lodging with comfort and ease. Most patients are nauseated ruing the first 24 to 48 hours after liposuction operation.
Following a liposuction procedure, you will be placed in a compression garment that covers all the treated areas. Do not remove the garment unless instructed by the doctor. All the liposuctioned area may stay numb for four to eight weeks.
It’s vital to start walking around as soon as you are able in order to minimize the risk of swelling. Within a week, you should feel well enough to return to work. You will begin to feel better within a week and you should be able to return to work.
The stitches are removed or dissolve on their own within the first week to 10 days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about a month. Although most of the bruising and swelling fade within three weeks, some swelling may remain for six months or more.