Thank you for the question.
It would be best to direct all of these questions to your surgeon and his / her staff. If is very likely that they have addressed this question in the handouts or links they gave you prior to your surgery or in the information they sent you home with.
The short answer is that liposuction outcomes can take some time. Depending upon the areas treated and the type of liposuction used (ultrasonic vs. SmartLipo) there can be significant swelling for a few days to a week. Further improvement occurs over the ensuing weeks. Final outcomes are seen in 6 to 12 weeks with SL and 3 to 6 months with UAL.
Follow your PS post operative instructions related to compression garments, activity, fluid intake and exercise.
Within a short period of time you will start to appreciate your improved shape and contours.
All the best.
Scott K. M. Barr, MD FRCSC, Plastic Surgeon, Ontario, Canada