Liposuction / Liposculpture: A Quick Guide to Recovery Time

Published October 2, 2017

Liposuction / Liposculpture: A Quick Guide to Recovery Time

The quick guide to liposuction / liposculpture recovery time

If you’re considering undergoing liposuction, you might be wondering how much time to set aside after the surgery before you can get back into the swing of your daily routine.

Dr Tavakoli’s team has prepared this quick guide to give you an idea of what to expect.

Immediately after liposuction surgery:

It’s normal to feel pain or pressure after surgery. Resume general mobility and ensure that you don’t stay in bed or remain stationary for longer than 3 hours at a time.

Week 1:

In the first week after liposuction surgery it’s important that you stick to gentle daily activities.

Week 2:

In the second week after liposuction surgery you can resume light walking and household duties.

Week 3:

In week 3 you can begin walking on a treadmill along with squats and lunges.

3 to 4 months:

3 to 4 months after liposuction you can usually resume contact sport, swimming, and light jogging.

If in doubt at any time after your liposuction or liposculpture surgery, or if you feel any pain while exercising, STOP! It’s important that you take care and don’t overdo it.

This is just a quick guide, so it’s always best to check with your doctor and follow their advice!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an Australian-trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the International Society (ISAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is knowledgeable in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the world on these topics.