How Long Does it Take to Recover from Liposuction?

Plastic Surgeon & Medical Spa Serving Norman, Edmond, Oklahoma City & Nearby Central Oklahoma

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Posted: February 22, 2021
How Long is Liposuction Recovery

Full recovery from liposuction can take several weeks. However, most people are able to resume working and other non-demanding tasks within 10 to 14 days. Mild exercise, such as walking, can often be resumed almost immediately – as soon as you feel up to it – but more demanding forms of exercise will need to be put on hold for six to eight weeks. 

Incisions may still be visible in the weeks and months following recovery. It may take up to one year for your incisions to fade to the point of being unnoticeable. You can assist in this by not using tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor. It will complicate your recovery. It will result in thick, visible, and ropey incision scars. Keeping incisions dry and clean during recovery, wearing your compression garment, and following all of your plastic surgeon’s pre and postoperative instructions can further assist in reducing the visibility of your incisions.

Our Advanced Liposuction Techniques

At Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, our board-certified plastic surgeon offers a wide selection of liposuction techniques, enabling him to match the needs of each patient with the appropriate method of fat removal. During your initial consultation at our Norman or Edmond office, Dr. Panchal will carefully assess your frame, provide honest information about your treatment options, and help you decide on the best method of body contouring for your needs.

We offer:

  • Tumescent liposuction
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction
  • Power-assisted liposuction 
  • VASER liposuction
  • SmartLipo® 
  • HydraSolve® 

These advanced liposuction options are designed to preserve and protect surrounding muscle, tissue, and bone while optimizing fat removal. We are fully committed to your comfort and safety, before, during, and after your procedure, and will discuss the safety and efficacy of each of your options to help you choose the best method for your needs.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you would like to learn more about your liposuction options in the Oklahoma City area, please call our Edmond office at 405-340-9949 or our Norman office at 405-310-6767 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Panchal today.