The length of your recovery after liposuction will depend on how many areas are treated. Patients should plan to rest at home for at least a few days to one week after the procedure. Some swelling, discomfort, and bruising may occur for a few days to a few weeks. It will be necessary to limit movement and minimize activity so that the body can recover. A support garment may need to be worn for several weeks.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure and requires only a few minor incisions to remove fat. Incisions are inconspicuously placed so that any scarring will likely be unnoticeable.
The cost of liposuction depends largely on the number of areas treated and the length of the procedure. The national average cost of liposuction in 2015 was $3,176 as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Anesthesia is used to prevent patients from feeling any pain during the procedure. During recovery, any discomfort can be alleviated with oral pain medications.