What to Expect After Liposuction – And Can I Speed Up the Recovery Process?

Liposuction in Glastonbury, CTWhatever your motivation is for considering liposuction, there’s no doubt that it is one of the single most effective procedures for eliminating stubborn fat. In fact, most patients are incredibly eager to get started with their treatment and start showing off their new figure. However, there’s an important step that patients often overlook: recovery. Below, we’ll tell you what to expect after liposuction. Plus, we’ll even tell you how to speed up the recovery process!

After Your Liposuction Procedure

Immediately after your liposuction procedure, you can expect some bruising, swelling and discomfort. These symptoms will vary in severity depending on the extent of your treatment and the areas that were addressed. You can expect these symptoms to be at their worst within the first two or three days of treatment, but they’ll begin to resolve more rapidly after the first week, at which point you will begin to notice the final results of your treatment. We’ll provide you with pain medication, clear instructions, and occasionally a compression garment to help you manage your symptoms during this time.

Life During Your Recovery Period

In most cases, you’ll need some help around the house for the first few days while you regain your strength and take things easy. We recommend that patients take time away from work and other obligations so that they can rest as much as possible in the days following their treatment. You can begin easing back into work and other activities within about a week. However, you should still be avoiding exercise and other strenuous activities for several weeks longer. Instead, patients are encouraged to engage in light walking until they are fully healed.

How to Speed Up Liposuction Recovery

Following your post-operative instructions and using your medications as prescribed are a great foundation for a successful liposuction recovery. Additionally, we recommend paying special attention to your nutrition during your recovery period. By drinking plenty of water and eating healthy foods, you’ll provide your body with everything it needs to repair itself and return to normal. As mentioned above, it can also be beneficial to perform light walking when you have recovered enough. Walking will help encourage circulation, reduce swelling and improve your overall health. If you combine all of these habits, you can expect a smooth and swift recovery.

Are You Considering Liposuction?

If you’re considering liposuction, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Beam. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know about the liposuction procedure, the recovery process and life after liposuction. Then, all that’s left to do is enjoy your results!