What Can I Expect After My Liposuction Surgery?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and Nearby Nevada

Posted: September 23, 2020

Liposuction may be the ideal way to achieve your goals for your figure. It removes troublesome excess fat and refines your natural contours. But before you commit to liposuction surgery, it’s a good idea to learn what you can expect afterward.

Recovery After Liposuction

Las Vegas liposuction patient Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure with a relatively short recovery. While everyone’s situation is different, most people can return to work a few days after getting liposuction and resume most other activities within two weeks.

In general, traditional liposuction requires the most downtime, while laser liposuction and ultrasonic-assisted liposuction require the least. This is because of the way that the fatty deposits are broken up.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Miller’s advanced techniques help provide an easy recovery no matter what procedure you choose.

Scarring from Liposuction

Liposuction surgery does involve incisions. But Dr. Miller understands that no patient wants to have visible scars after their procedure. He works hard to make the incisions as small and discreet as possible. In addition, every patient receives scar care instructions, which may include massaging the area or using silicone sheets and creams.

Liposuction Results

Liposuction is known for providing dramatic results after one procedure. That’s why many people choose liposuction over non-surgical alternatives that require a serious of treatments.

Don’t be discouraged by what you see in the mirror right after liposuction. Swelling and bruising will be present and obscure your new body shape. It can take a month or more for swelling to subside. Wearing the provided compression garment will help speed up the process.

Maintaining Your New Look

One of the reasons why liposuction is so popular is that it offers long-lasting results. However, the procedure isn’t magic. You will need to maintain your post-liposuction weight to protect your surgical outcome. Gaining weight can diminish the cosmetic improvement you worked so hard to achieve.

Many people feel more motivated to exercise after liposuction than before. You should be in a good spot if you commit to a healthy lifestyle going forward.

Learn More About Liposuction in Las Vegas

Want more information about achieving your desired body contour through liposuction? Schedule a complimentary consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Miller at 702-369-1001.  Our practice serves Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and neighboring Nevada communities.

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Stephen M. Miller, MD, PC, FACS
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