I had liposuction on my stomach, sides, arms, inner thighs and back of the thigh on one leg. It is an extremely painful recovery and wearing the Spanx drove me crazy but I wore them for 8 weeks after the surgery. This surgery was also a huge waste of money.
I am 5'4" and was 125 pounds before surgery. After surgery I dropped five pounds because I was in so much pain, I didn't want to eat. However, a year after my surgery, my weight is 132 and I have scars on the back of my arms. The only nice result I have is my upper waist is a little smaller, other than that everything looks the same.
I even went back to the doctor because I had lumps on my stomach. He had to go back in to "spot" remove the lumps. This also was painful because I was only given a local and had to go back to wearing the Spanx again.