What can I expect with liposuction?
Anesthesia will be administered to help ensure your comfort during the procedure. Local anesthesia is often all that is needed in selected cases. A small, discreetly placed incision is made in the treatment area, through which a cannula (thin hollow tube) is placed.
The cannula is used to loosen excess fat and suction it out of the body with an attached surgical vacuum or syringe.
What is recovery like after liposuction?
You will need to wear a compression garment during your recovery after liposuction to help control swelling and to compress the skin to your newly sculpted body contours. Drains may be placed in your incisions to remove excess fluids. You can expect some swelling and bruising. Medications may be prescribed to manage your discomfort and help prevent infection. Depending on your occupation, you can most likely return to work within a few days after liposuction, but will need to wait a few weeks before resuming exercise or more vigorous physical activities.