Liposuction Recovery

Liposuction Recovery | Lipo Aftercare | St Louis

How to Take Care of Yourself after Liposuction Surgery

Recovery after liposuction in our office is a simple process. Because the Tumescent Technique uses epinephrine to minimize blood and bruising, and because local anesthesia keeps the patient awake thus Dr. Wright works very gently, there isn’t much to recover from. Incisions involved in this procedure are tiny, about the size of the tip of a pen. Minor bleeding or seepage through the incision site(s) is common after this procedure for day or several.

After liposuction, our patients wear a discreet support garment (like gymwear or Spanx) for two to three weeks. The support garments can be removed during bathing 24 hours after surgery. The garment helps the treated area conform to its new shape and also helps the fluid introduced into the area evacuate more quickly.

St. Louis Patient Discusses His Liposuction Recovery

View video of a patient just after his treatment with us

Recovering from Liposuction

Liposuction recovery is virtually painless. However, for the first postoperative day, there may well be some discomfort requiring over-the-counter pain medicine. Soreness or aching may persist for several days. A person can usually return to normal activity within days. Postoperative bruising will go away within 10 to 14 days. Postoperative swelling begins to go down after a week. It may take three to six months for the final contour to be reached.

Any and all exercise or activity can be safely resumed. There are no stitches, no general anesthesia recovery period, no heavy bruising to the body. Most people begin enjoying their new shapes right away with no restrictions.

Contact Us For Detailed Liposuction Aftercare Instructions

To learn more about our liposuction, please contact us for your free consultation without obligation. You may call the number above or use the contact form at right to ask a question or set up a consultation time with the doctor.

liposuction before and after recovery
Actual Patient – Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Wright’s liposuction results are undeniable, check out his before and after pictures.

My experience with Dr. Wright and his staff was exceptional. I have had two liposuction procedures performed by Dr. Wright and both were very successful. I would recommend Dr. Wright and his staff highly. The staff was professional and helpful with after care and follow-up appointments. If I had any other needs they would be on the top of my list.

– D.H.