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What happens during recovery from liposuction?

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You might not have to stay in the hospital depending on the type of surgery you had. But you should expect bruising, swelling, and soreness for at least a few weeks.

Your surgeon may require you to wear a compression garment for 1 to 2 months after surgery to control swelling.

You’ll probably also have to take some antibiotics to prevent infection. Most people can return to work within a few days and get back to normal activities within 2 weeks. But every person is different.

SOURCES:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “Liposuction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Liposuction.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “Liposuction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Liposuction.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 06, 2018

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