Recovery from liposuction will depend on factors including the type of liposuction you have had, your body’s natural healing response, and your adherence to the postsurgical advice of Atlanta liposuction surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin. In general, recovery from this Atlanta body contouring procedure is relatively quick and comes with very few complications. During your initial consultation with Dr. Crispin, unique factors that will influence your recovery from this Atlanta plastic surgery procedure will be discussed.
What to Expect During Liposuction Recovery
Immediately following your Atlanta liposuction surgery and for the next few weeks, you can expect mild discomfort, bruising, swelling, and redness around the treated areas. Pain generally subsides within one to two days, but tenderness may still be present for a short period afterward. This problem can be dealt with through the use of mild pain relievers.
Swelling can be reduced with the use of compression garments. These will not only help reduce swelling, they will help your skin conform to its new, slimmer shape and should be worn at all times, except while bathing, until Dr. Crispin advises you otherwise.
Bruising will subside on its own, and incision scars from liposuction will become less noticeable with time. This may take several months, but neither of these things are typically a problem after the first year.
Work can often be resumed after one week. This will depend on the type of work you do as well as your general comfort level. Strenuous activities will need to be avoided for up to four weeks.
A good indication of your liposuction results should be apparent within three to four weeks, as soon as swelling has subsided. At this point, you should be able to resume all of your normal activities. If there is a concern, or if you have any questions about liposuction during your recovery period, Dr. Crispin will be available to address these issues and ensure your comfort and safety.
The final results may not be visible for several months to a year, once all swelling has subsided and your body has healed completely.
Atlanta liposuction surgeon Dr. Crispin and his team are devoted to your satisfaction with your procedure. At any time, you can reach out to us for support and guidance during your Atlanta liposuction recovery.
If you are considering liposuction in Atlanta, Marietta, or the surrounding areas of Georgia, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with experienced Atlanta cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin.