How much downtime does liposculpture require?

sleepingLiposuction breaks up fat and ‘sucks’ it from, most commonly, the tummy, thighs, calves, buttocks, chin and upper arms – all problem areas for stubborn pockets of fat. It continues to be hugely popular in the UK: in 2015, over 5,500 procedures were performed, an increase of 20% on the year before.

And it’s not just women who choose liposculpture to smooth out their silhouette: the statistics for men were up by 20%, too. The aesthetic results are a draw but, as Mr Ghosh often hears patients query in his Milton Keynes liposuction clinic, will it require taking a significant amount of time out?

When will life be back to normal?

Each person will recover at a different rate depending on their own health, fitness and the extent of the procedure. Mr Ghosh discusses downtime at both the liposuction consultation and on discharge but, as a general guide, you can expect to be back at work within a week.

You will feel some pain and discomfort for the first few days but will have painkillers to manage this so it is unlikely that you will want to do anything strenuous. In order to allow your body to heal after your liposculpture, leave it a fortnight before beginning light activity; six weeks after surgery should see you back to normal. You will continue to notice small changes and can expect to see the full extent of the results after 3–6 months.

Can I do anything ahead of my liposculpture?

A frequently asked question at Mr Sudip Ghosh’s Milton Keynes liposuction consultation is what can be done in advance to encourage a speedy recovery. There are practical tips such as being organised with a clear diary, a well-stocked freezer and help with domestic responsibilities, but more importantly is the advice to be healthy and fit as this will help your body bounce back all the sooner.

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