Lipo Aftercare

Unlike liposuction under general anesthesia, you won’t have to worry about the risks that come with general anesthesia, and your downtime and recovery are much shorter. Achieve the contoured body of your dreams and see results in no time with liposuction under local anesthesia.

After your liposuction procedure, our board-certified plastic surgeons will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your incisions and how to manage any discomfort. The area will remain numb after surgery is complete, so it’s unlikely that you’ll feel any discomfort for some time after the procedure. While you won’t be put to sleep during the procedure, you will still need someone to drive you home.

Once you get home, you’ll need to rest as much as possible for the first day or so, but you can return to a desk job about two to three days after the procedure, and in many cases go back to exercising a week to ten days later. Full recovery will take several weeks. You’ll want to attend all your follow-up appointments to ensure you’re healing properly.

Aftercare for liposuction under local anesthesia is relatively simple. You’ll need to wear a compression garment, take antibiotics to help with healing, and take pain medication as needed.

You will also need to gently wash and clean your body and incision sites regularly to reduce the risk of infection and to ensure they heal properly. 

As you return to work and exercise, do so with caution. Try not to overdo it. You’ll also want to stick to a healthy diet and regular exercise to maintain your results.

view our gallery

Early post-procedure you will have bruising, swelling, and some redness.  Most bruising and redness will fade within 1-2 weeks.  The majority of swelling will subside within 6-8 weeks.  This is when you will start to see how your body is transforming.  

Over the 4-6 months, the residual swelling will subside, and you’ll be able to see the new contours of your body. As the fat cells cannot regrow, the results will be permanent.

Schedule A Consultation

Now that you know what the recovery and aftercare for liposuction with local anesthesia is like, are you ready to take the first step toward a slimmer body? Schedule a consultation with Sundance Body Sculpting today! Call our New York City office or use our online contact form.

Interested In Pricing? Explore Your Options

Click to learn more about our full range of pricing options