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With regards to liposuction recovery process itself, I prefer to do this procedure under local tumescent anesthesia, where you are conscious as opposed to general anesthesia. Typically there's a lot more discomfort after the surgery. You typically do need to go to an after care facility. You're not really moving around after the surgery the way as I do when under local anesthesia. You are walking literally 30 minutes after surgery. You do drain for about 12 to 24 hours, some of the fluid. You go home in the care of a family member or a friend.

The next day you take a 2 mile walk, which is very important. You start eating and drinking normally. Usually you feel very good after the surgery and you don't have all of the unturned, nauseating effects of the general anesthesia. You wear garments 24 hours a day for the first 10 days. The next 10 days, 12 hours a day, either day time or night time, you can choose. In terms of activity, I actually like activity after surgery. Besides a 2 mile walk the next day, 2 days later you can pretty much do what you feel comfortable doing, whether that's going back to work or doing light exercising. But it's important to remember that your final result are not really for 6 to 12 months. You do look very good after about 3 weeks, but it continues to improve and your final results are 6 to 12 months.

The Liposuction Recovery Process

Doctor David Amron discusses the recovery process after Liposuction.