For your liposuction procedure, your surgeon administers an initial anesthetic, then makes small, inconspicuous incisions near the treatment area through which the excess fat is suctioned out with a small, hollow tube called a cannula. The time required to perform your procedure depends on the size and number of areas being treated and the volume of fat being removed.
After your procedure, treated areas may be swollen, bruised, and sore. You may need to wear compression wraps for a few weeks to minimize swelling and optimize your new body contour. Most patients are ready to return to light activity, including work, within 3 to 5 days, but you will need to avoid strenuous activity for at least 3 weeks.