Unlike liposuction in other areas of the body, most patients tolerate and recover very quickly. Seventy-five percent of all patients return to work after taking the 1-2 days off work.
A compression bandage will be provided for you which must be worn for 1-2 weeks following the procedure. Patients can choose the following length of time to wear the compression bandage based on their lifestyle:
- 3 full days, then wearing the bandage for the next 11 days when not at work OR
- 7 full days for those who work from home
While we often prescribe pain medications to treat any discomfort following the procedure (either panadeine forte or palexia), most people end up not requiring pain medications.
You will need to take one course of antibiotics (7 days).
Will I bruise or be swollen?
Approximately 90% of our patients experience minimal bruising and minimal swelling, with the other 10% experiencing swelling not beyond 72 hours.