When Will Swelling Subside After Liposuction Treatment?

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If you have recently undergone liposuction, you are probably excited to see the body contouring results of the cosmetic procedure. However, following liposuction, you will sustain some swelling and bruising. The swelling can take from one to two weeks to start to subside. Everyone’s body heals at a different rate. You’ll need to give yourself a sufficient amount of time to heal before you return to everyday activities and work, which can cause stress. You’ll start to see physical changes in about six weeks.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ offers liposuction to give patients the body they have been dreaming about. Dr. Rao will meet with you for a consultation to listen to your goals and address any concerns you might have about the procedure. He will also give you an idea of what you can expect from the cosmetic treatment, depending on what area of the body you are having the liposuction performed.

Liposuction provides many benefits by effectively removing targeted fat from problem areas. You can remove unwanted fat bulges to gain a more toned appearance. Liposuction is a great way to take your weight loss goals to the next level.

What to expect from liposuction

To understand why your body will probably swell following liposuction, you need to know what happens during the cosmetic procedure. Dr. Rao will perform liposuction using general anesthesia. He will carry out the surgical procedure at an accredited surgery center.

Dr. Rao will inject tumescent fluid into the treatment area to expand the area for better access to the fat cells. The fluid also helps reduce pain and bleeding. Dr. Rao will then insert a cannula via a small incision to remove fat from the area. After the fat has been effectively suctioned out, then Dr. Rao will close the incision.

The duration of the procedure varies depending on the size of the treatment area. Following the liposuction process, you will be taken to a recovery area, and the medical team will help control any discomfort.

Following liposuction

Many patients are concerned about scarring following liposuction. Dr. Rao will make incisions that measure from 3 to 5 mm in length. He does his best to minimize scarring by making incisions in natural folds of the skin or less visible areas. Following the liposuction, Dr. Rao and his team will discuss how to properly care for your incisions to minimize scarring.

After liposuction, you should make a commitment to your body by maintaining your weight at the target level, so your results continue to look outstanding. Dr. Rao suggests that his patients always stay within 5 – 10 pounds of their post-surgical weight. If you should become pregnant after liposuction, it can impact your results. Many women opt to undergo a mommy makeover after pregnancy to maintain their liposuction results and refresh other aspects of their appearance.

Schedule a liposuction consultation in Tucson, AZ

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Arun Rao and his team at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ. He will discuss with you what you can expect from liposuction and how it can best meet your body-contouring goals. Contact us today to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.