What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves changing body shapes through the removal of fat. The surgery works by inserting a narrow tube through a small incision into the affected area. The fat cells are broken up with a saline solution and removed through the tube.
Are there side effects associated with my surgery?
Bruising and swelling can be present for 2-4 weeks dependent upon the quantity of fat that is removed and the patient’s own healing rate. Any discomfort or pain can be relieved with painkillers and gentle walking. A supportive elastic will be worn day and night for 3 weeks and after that for a further 3 weeks during the day. Scars will be small and will fade away with time. Recovery time is brief, with many liposuction patients returning to work in a few days, and most back to full exercise in 12-14 days. Again this will depend on each individual patient. You can resume gentle exercise after two weeks and full exercise after one month.