Swelling is normal
It is normal to swell to a certain extent in the areas that surround the liposuction because of local movement of the fluid. It its also common to have generalized swelling because of the fluid shift that is occurring globally. All of this will resolve. Some in the first few weeks, some over 6 months.
Lipo and post-op
Usually the bruising goes away within a bout two weeks. Most swelling will usually come down within 4-6 weeks.
Recovery after tumescent liposuction. How long will the swelling and bruising last?
Why have your chosen doctor/surgeon NOT explained the postop recovery issues to you??? Usually in the average patent recovery is from 1 week to 2 months. Traveling depends upon the distance. Again ask your chosen surgeon...