Richard A. Baxter, M.D.

The Art Behind Plastic Surgery


How long is the recovery time after liposuction?

Generally there is relatively little discomfort after liposuction, although everyone's experience is unique as with anything else. I recommend light activity for the first 5 days, followed by gradually progression to normal routines over the next 2 weeks. Compression garments are highly recommended to be worn for 3 to 4 weeks, in order to control swelling and hold the skin smooth.


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