Dr. Bob Basu: Most liposuction procedures can be done safely as an out patient procedure. Of course if we're doing large volume liposuction's, we may require an overnight stay. Of course we'll assess your health status to determine what's the safest route in terms of a recovery plan for you. After liposuctioning, you'll have some soreness in the area of treatment which will vary depending on the degree of fat that we need to remove.

The most important thing after liposuction is compression, compression and compression. It's those compression garments that we'll provide for you that will help keep the swelling down and to keep the edema down to optimize and accelerate your recovery. After liposuctioning, most patients are able to go back to work a few days after surgery in terms of a desk job. In terms of getting back to exercise or real strenuous activity, I generally recommend holding off for about two to three weeks just to give time to facilitate healing.

After about two to three weeks, you should be able to resume activities as tolerated. We may recommend continuation of the compression garments depending to the degree of liposuction and degree of swelling and whatnot.

What Can I Expect During Liposuction Recovery?

Dr. Bob Basu discusses recovery after Liposuction surgery. He explains that the most important thing is to manage compression to control the swelling.