What To Expect With Recovery After Liposuction

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


Liposuction is a fat removal surgery and a very popular, customizable, and fantastic way to get rid of excess fat in almost any area of the body. For women and men in Louisville, KY, liposuction has proven to be a cosmetic answer to provide life-changing results, especially with an expert like Dr. Nana Mizuguchi. Dr. Mizuguchi is a dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon and founder of Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery. He is a body contouring expert offering advanced liposuction treatment to remove unsightly areas that won't respond to diet and exercise. Read on to learn more about what to expect during liposuction recovery or contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mizuguchi.

How can I prepare for fat removal surgery?

Liposuction is a cosmetic treatment that can provide almost immediate results once post-operative swelling begins to subside. Many patients don't realize that they can start to prepare for their liposuction recovery by making sure they are physically and mentally prepared before surgery. Here are a few tips:

  • Plan accordingly and take enough time off work
  • Ask friends and family for help during the first few days
  • Be patient and realize your liposuction recovery takes time
  • Stop smoking
  • Prepare your recovery space

What to expect with liposuction recovery?

When frustrating pockets of fat are unchanged by diet and exercise, liposuction can be a safe and effective body contouring procedure. It is a versatile fat removal surgery that can contour and sculpt many areas to help patients reveal a more fit-looking, tighter profile. While it is a minimally invasive surgery, liposuction recovery does take time. Based on the areas of the body treated and the procedure's extent, it can take a few weeks before you can return to daily activities. Feel free to speak with Dr. Mizuguchi about the best ways to set and achieve the right recovery goals that work for you.

Weeks 1 – 2

Patients may experience mild pain and discomfort. Most individuals manage symptoms with over-the-counter pain relievers. Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery may supply compression garments to cover the treated areas and reduce swelling. Rest is imperative during this time. Light walking is the only activity to promote proper circulation and help with the healing process.

Weeks 3 – 4

Follow-up appointments with Dr. Mizuguchi will be scheduled. He will give instructions about taking off compression garments and when you can return to work. Swelling should begin to subside. However, do not participate in strenuous exercise or heavy lifting until cleared by our office first.

Weeks 5 – 6

Once swelling and inflammation subside, you will begin to see your new shape. Your liposuction results will be more noticeable and will continue to improve every week. Patients can typically return to their active lifestyle provided there were no complications during their liposuction recovery.

Liposuction in Louisville, KY and maintaining your results

One of the most popular procedures provided by Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery, this body contouring treatment effectively removes unwanted fat cells. Once the fat cells are removed, they do not come back. While not an alternative for weight loss, liposuction can put the finishing touches on a person's body to reveal a smoother, slimmer, more fit-looking appearance. To maintain your liposuction results, Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery recommends staying at or near your ideal body weight so you can enjoy your new physique for years to come.

You can get rid of unwanted fat with help from Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery. If you live in Louisville, KY, we invite you to call our practice to set up a consultation with dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi. He will discuss the liposuction procedure in detail and help you obtain the body contouring results you deserve.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.