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How Long is Recovery from Liposuction?

If you have stubborn pockets of fat that you cannot seem to get rid of, liposuction could be the ideal treatment for you.

Liposuction involves small areas of fat being sucked out so that you can have a firmer and better body shape.

If this is a treatment you are considering, you will want to know how long recovery will take, so let’s take a look at a general timeline.

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*Individual Results May Vary

Liposuction Recovery Timeline

The timeline for liposuction recovery is mainly going to depend on the area that has been treated. However, here is a general timeline: 

Following the Procedure

Liposuction will usually be a day procedure. This means you typically won’t need to stay in the hospital overnight. 

You need to arrange for a relative or friend to collect you, as you cannot drive yourself home. 

Dr. Holley may provide you with antibiotics to take straight after the treatment to lower the risk of any infection. 

Bandages or an elasticated support corset will be fitted to the treatment area afterward to lower bruising or swelling. 

After One Week

You will typically need to wear the support garments for a few weeks. 

You will need between a week and ten days to recover to the point whereby you can return to work.

However, you should still avoid any strenuous activities at this stage. General movement and walking will not be a problem, though.

After One Year

The results are not always noticeable straight after the treatment due to swelling. In fact, it can often take six months for the area to fully settle. 

After one year, you will certainly be able to see the full results of your treatment.

Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Benefits of Liposuction

Whether or not liposuction is right for you is a personal decision. There are a lot of benefits that are associated with this treatment, though, including the following:

  • It can help to enhance the contour and shape of your body.
  • The results are very long-lasting.
  • It can help with lipodystrophy syndrome, a condition where there is a disturbance to your fat metabolism, resulting in excessive fat in some parts of your body but not in others. 
  • It can altogether remove or at least help lipomas. Lipomas are fatty tumors in some parts of the body.
  • Liposuction can influence good dieting and better exercise habits.
  • It is also proven to help with excessive sweating in the armpits. 

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

So, is liposuction from West Michigan Plastic Surgery right for you? Liposuction tends to work best on patients who are a healthy weight and are looking for fat removal in areas where the skin is tight. 

During your consultation, the team at West Michigan Plastic Surgery will make sure that this is the right treatment for you. If he doesn’t believe this is the case, he will recommend other treatments that may be better suited. 


*Individual Results May Vary

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about liposuction? Simply fill out the form on this page or call West Michigan Plastic Surgery at (269) 222 1611 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Holley. Proudly serving western Michigan and the greater Kalamazoo area.

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