LIPOSUCTION Q & A
How does liposuction work?
Liposuction is a body contouring technique that removes excess fat in various areas of the body such as the abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, and back. Other areas, such as the buttocks and arms, may also be treated with small area body contouring. This procedure is performed on patients who want to flatten or reduce the appearance of fatty areas on the body.
Will I have to stay in the hospital?
Liposuction is performed in our outpatient surgery center. The time required for the procedure varies depending on the area of the body undergoing treatment and how much fat is to be removed. The patient can return home on the same day as the procedure.
What is the recovery period like?
Recovery time after liposuction varies per patient and per area of treatment. Liposuction typically causes bruising and swelling that can take several weeks to resolve. We typically expect a two to four week recovery period before you can return to non-strenuous activities and four to six weeks for heavy lifting and exercise.
Depending upon the area being treated, Dr. Grossman may recommend use of compression garments afterward for comfort and to promote faster healing. Also expect to see Dr. Grossman for a follow-up visit within a week of the procedure so he can monitor your progress.