Liposuction Recovery: What to Expect and How to Get Back to Your Routine Faster

March 15, 2024Liposuction recovery

Removing unwanted body fat can be done through a standard cosmetic procedure known as liposuction. This procedure entails eliminating small pockets of fat (commonly found on the abdomen, hips, and thighs) that may be difficult to eliminate through regular exercise and a balanced diet. Body by Ravi provides VASER high-definition liposuction, which significantly simplifies the liposuction recovery process. Here’s what you can expect.

How VASER Liposuction Affects the Recovery Process

What sets VASER Liposuction apart is the method used to dislodge fat cells. Instead of relying on motion, VASER utilizes probes that resonate at a high ultrasound frequency. This process dissolves fat cells without causing harm to surrounding tissues.

Although VASER liposuction shares a similar recovery process with traditional liposuction, most symptoms are reduced, and the recovery time is quicker overall. Generally, individuals experience reduced swelling, bruising, pain, and soreness.

How Long Does Liposuction Recovery Take? 

Swelling typically decreases around six weeks post-procedure, with noticeable results appearing within 3 to 6 months as your body adjusts to the changes.

However, many light to regular activities can be resumed within one to two days after the procedure. It may be necessary to wear a compression garment for the initial one to six weeks, depending on the specific area, to reduce swelling and enhance your results.

How Can I Heal Faster After Liposuction?

Ensuring proper aftercare is essential for achieving a favorable aesthetic outcome and smooth recovery. For this reason, following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions is crucial. 

Boost your recovery by nourishing your body with healthy food, and remember to drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and smoking, as these can hinder your recovery. Engage in light exercise, such as taking walks or doing specific stretches to help promote healthy blood circulation. Finally, get plenty of rest and stay committed to your results. It may take some initial patience, but you’ll be sure to enjoy your new transformation very soon.

Learn More About Liposuction Recovery in Houston, TX

If you are exploring liposuction for the first time, you may be interested in knowing more about what your results and recovery might look like with VASER liposuction. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ravi today by calling Body by Ravi at (281) 242-1061 or filling out our online contact form.

If you are an existing patient with any questions regarding your recovery process following a procedure with Dr. Ravi Somayazula, please contact our office directly. 

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, are Board-Certified Physicians, while using a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and AVÉLI ® Cellulite treatment. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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