Liposuction; What Your Recovery Will Look Like

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Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves the extraction of unwanted fatty tissue from areas such as the hips, thighs, abdomen and much more. The results are extremely positive, with a reduction in fatty tissue of up to 70% per procedure, making it one of the most popular fat-reduction procedures available.

Although Liposuction does not require large incisions or a lengthy hospital stay, there is a downtime associated with recovery. Most patients describe their recovery process as manageable, with a level of discomfort that gradually fades as the days pass.

To help you understand what your recovery period will look like after your Liposuction procedure, we have broken it down into the six-week period to allow you to see what is involved. Please note, that every patient is different. Therefore every recovery is different. Some patients heal much faster while others, more gradually. During your consultation process with Mr Morris Ritz, more accurate guidelines will be formulated that are catered to your individual situation.

Week 1:

  • Wearing a compression garment to aid in successful healing
  • Not permitted to drive
  • Swelling, bruising and tenderness are likely to be felt
  • You will attend a weekly follow-up appointment to change dressings and monitor your recovery progress
  • Vigorous physical activity is not permitted, including heavy lifting

Week 2:

  • Wearing a compression garment to aid in successful healing
  • Swelling, bruising and tenderness potentially present
  • Not permitted to drive
  • You will attend a weekly follow-up appointment to change dressings and monitor your recovery progress
  • Vigorous physical activity is not permitted, including heavy lifting

Week 3:

  • Wearing a compression garment to aid in successful healing
  • Swelling, bruising and tenderness potentially diminishing
  • Many patients return to work on limited duties (according to the individual advice from Mr Morris Ritz)
  • You are now permitted to drive
  • You will attend a weekly follow-up appointment to change dressings and monitor your recovery progress
  • Vigorous physical activity is not permitted, including heavy lifting

Week 4:

  • Wearing a compression garment to aid in successful healing
  • You will attend a weekly follow-up appointment to change dressings and monitor your recovery progress
  • Vigorous physical activity is not permitted, including heavy lifting

Week 5:

  • Wearing a compression garment to aid in successful healing
  • You will attend a weekly follow-up appointment to change dressings and monitor your recovery progress
  • Vigorous physical activity is not permitted, including heavy lifting

Week 6:

  • Wearing a compression garment to aid in successful healing
  • You will attend a weekly follow-up appointment to change dressings. Here, Mr Morris Ritz will assess your recovery and advise you when it is safe to return to vigorous physical activity
  • Vigorous physical activity is not permitted, including heavy lifting

On our Liposuction procedure page, we feature a video of Mr Morris Ritz, outlining the process, what to expect and other important details.

For more tailor-made advice, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Body Contouring Melbourne, (03) 9508 9503. Our team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have and book your initial appointment with Mr Morris Ritz.