Usually lipo requires very little time off as there are no structural things that you can undo with activity. There are several exceptions to this, however. These include combination with other procedures, liposuction is accompanied by fat grafting that can create visible swelling, the amount of liposuction you have, whether it is convenient for you to work with compression garments often used after liposuction, if you have developed some bruising or swelling that may make it uncomfortable. In general with modern liposuction, people can go back to work anywhere from the next day to within a week, but again this can vary in some cases. As always, consult with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to help make your decision.
I want lipo; I'm a mail carrier, how long should I stay off work?
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Time off for lipo
How long to be off of work as a mail carrier after liposuction?
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I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how will be healing following surgery.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
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I want lipo; I'm a mail carrier, how long should I stay off work
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II personally had liposuction. My surgery was on a Thursday and I went back to work on Monday. With your job, I would suggest 2 weeks, since you are on your feet all day. Be sure and see a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in body contouring.
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