Compared to more invasive procedures, liposuction recovery is relatively brief and manageable. You may experience some bruising, swelling and soreness, but these side effects will fade not long after your treatment and can be easily managed with non-narcotic pain medication and plenty of rest. Compression garments or bandages may be used to help decrease these symptoms while your body heals. Because every patient and procedure is unique, Dr. Huettner at Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC will discuss your recovery in detail and provide aftercare instructions to facilitate a smooth, comfortable process. Patients will also have a direct line of communication to Dr. Huettner should any questions or concerns arise.
The majority of patients can return to work and other activities a few days after the procedure, but this varies depending on the individual and the number of areas treated. Strenuous activity such as exercise should be avoided for some time following your procedure, but due to the uniqueness of each patient, Dr. Huettner will check in to ensure that your recovery is as pleasant as possible and to advise you when it’s safe to resume your normal routine.