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What to Expect 3 Weeks After Liposuction

If you recently had lipo, you may be wondering about recovery in the weeks afterward. Three weeks after liposuction, you’ll be starting to feel more normal. Some of the initial swelling will have subsided. You’ll be far less sore and bruised. You’ll be able to go back to work, and you’ll be resuming some of your normal activities. You won’t yet be able to exercise strenuously. You should also still wear your compression garment as prescribed. You also won’t be able to see the full outcome of your procedure yet. You’ll need to wait a little longer for that.

How Long Is Your Recovery Period After Liposuction?

The length of the recovery period following liposuction depends on the area you had treated. It also depends on how much fat your surgeon removed. For example, if the surgeon treated your chin, the recovery period is very short. For a full leg liposuction, the recovery period is longer. Furthermore, patients recover in their own time, so it’s impossible to say for sure how long it will take to go back to normal.

Your surgeon can advise you about how long your recovery period should be. They will also give you advice to follow before and after your procedure. If you follow your surgeon’s instructions, you can minimize the length of your recovery. You can also ensure the best possible outcome from your procedure.

What Are the First Few Days After Liposuction Like? 

Immediately after liposuction, you’ll feel sore and bruised. You will require somebody to take you home, and you could benefit from some help around the home for a couple of days. You should take a couple of days to rest and recuperate. You may feel swollen, and you may leak fluid from the incisions. All of this is normal. Take it easy, stay well hydrated, and eat healthily for the first few days. Make sure you wear your compression garment 24 hours a day at first. Take any medications that your surgeon has prescribed for you.

The First Two Weeks After Liposuction

After the first few days, you might begin to become a little more active. You may still feel sore and experience bruising. Any fluid leakage should have stopped by now. You should walk around your home and take short walks outside. Keeping moving helps to promote blood flow and improves recovery. It also reduces fluid retention. You need to continue wearing your compression garment as prescribed. You can remove it to shower, but avoid taking a bath or going swimming. You’ll still have some swelling and may not be able to see the difference your surgery has made.

Can I Return To Work In Week Three After Liposuction?

Usually, your surgeon will give you the green light to return to work three weeks after liposuction. You should feel more normal by now. Your bruising and soreness should have subsided significantly. You’ll probably still have swelling, though. You’ll still have to wear your compression garment, although you may not need to wear it 24 hours a day. You can return to most of your everyday activities now. You should still avoid strenuous exercise, though. You must also avoid swimming and bathing until your surgeon gives permission to proceed.

When Can I Work Out Again?

It’s likely that your surgeon will tell you to avoid strenuous workouts until at least four weeks after your liposuction procedure. Your surgeon will need to check you over and give you the green light to go ahead. Your surgeon may recommend you return to the gym after four weeks. You should probably still avoid weight lifting or very vigorous workouts for another couple of weeks, though. Your surgeon can give you advice tailored to your specific needs. You should also avoid bathing or using a hot tub until your surgeon advises you that it is safe. Both of these activities could introduce an infection to the treated area.

How Long Before I See the Full Result of My Liposuction?

After around four to six weeks, you should begin to notice the results of your liposuction. It’s unlikely that it will be the full result, though. It could take around six months to see the entire outcome of the surgery. For some patients, it will take as long a year to see a complete improvement. The length of time it takes to see the entire outcome depends on your body and the area you had treated.

Your surgeon can advise you about when you’ll see the total result of your lipo surgery. They can inform you about what to expect each stage of your recovery. Dr. Su at ArtLipo always ensures his patients know what will happen at every step of the way. He also offers full advice about maximizing the result of their procedure. Get in touch today with ArtLipo’s professional team. They will give you all the information you require.

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