The liposuction recovery period is going to be based around the type of treatment that you undergo. On this page I want to cover both of them.
Perhaps the most common liposuction method is known as the ‘tumescent technique’ – (although some doctors may perform a slightly different technique which gives the same results). This technique will involve the use of local anesthesia. This means that only the area where the incision is made will be numbed. This is a fairly risk-free procedure and thus the doctor will most likely discharge you about thirty minutes after the procedure has been completed. They will want to observe you for any odd happenings, but the chances of anything serious happening are going to be quite low.
If you undergo general anesthetic, and this will only really happen if large amounts of fat are to be removed, then the liposuction recovery time is slightly higher. You will be asked to sit in a recovery room for a good while to make sure that nothing is wrong. The doctor or nurse will constantly check your blood pressure during this time. You will not be allowed to leave the clinic until your blood pressure has risen to an acceptable level. There may be a small amount of dizziness or nausea soon after the procedure. Your doctor will also be on the lookout for this to ensure that you are safe to leave.
Most doctors will require that you come back for a ‘check-over’ a couple of days after the liposuction has been performed. This is especially important if you need stitches to be removed (most minor procedures will not actually involve the use of stitches). This is an incredibly important part of the liposuction recovery process simply because the doctor needs to make sure that everything was fine and that they were able to remove the fat in all of the right places. If you only underwent a minor procedure then your doctor will probably give you a call rather than require you to head to their office.
Apart from this; liposuction recovery should be fairly easy. Many people find that they are able to get back to their day-to-day activities within mere hours of having a minor liposuction procedure performed. If you went under general anesthetic then it may be best to get a couple of days off work so that you can rest and recuperate. It is not vital, but I am sure that you are going to want to take things a bit easier after a long and lengthy process.
If you have any problems throughout the liposuction recovery process, and it is unlikely you will, then you should talk to a doctor as soon as possible. They will be more than happy to help. Apart from this; your only real job will be to keep the incision area as clean as you possibly can. This will ensure that it heals as quickly as possible and thus the liposuction recovery process will be short.