Recovery after liposuction
After liposuction surgery, I advise the patients to take one week off from work. You would need full time help with your children for that first week. At that point we take out the stitches and the patients may return to work, but may not engage in any strenuous activity. At one month, the patients start low impact cardio. At two months they can engage in more strenuous physical activity. The compression garment is worn for at least 6 weeks.
Post Liposuction Irregularities, Swelling/Pain -- Try Massage, Velashape or Venus Legacy With Your Compression
It takes weeks to see the results of liposuction and swelling can last for months. Massage, RF treatments and hyperbaric oxygen will drastically reduce swelling. In my practice most of my patients have very little pain 1 week after following my liposuction post-op protocol. I suggest speaking with your physician if you experience severe pain that persists much longer. Best, Dr. Emer.