Liposuction Discharge Advice

Liposuction can be an ideal procedure for women and men who are at or near their ideal body weight. We hereby offer liposuction discharge advice:

  • Swelling and bruising will be present in the areas where liposuction has been performed. This will gradually reduce over 4 to 6 weeks.
  • You will need to wear an elasticated pressure garment for 6 to 8 weeks after surgery.
  • The garment will help to contour the area as the swelling and bruising diminishes and is therefore a vital part of your aftercare.
  • You will need to rest the area and should avoid strenuous activity for at least 4 weeks (walking and gentle stretching is fine).
  • Stitches are removed or dissolve on their own within 7 to 14 days after surgery.
  • Take painkillers as directed, these are usually Paracetamol-based. Please avoid taking any Aspirin-based medications as these can cause bleeding.
  • If you are prescribed antibiotics, it is important that you complete the course.
  • Depending on your job, you should be able to return to work within 1 week of surgery.
  • Please refrain from smoking as this prevents good wound healing.
  • Your scars will be firm and pink for at least 6 weeks. These will improve and fade over a period of several months. You will be given scar care advice re: massage, use of creams and oils and silicone gel dressings at your follow-up appointments.
  • Scars should be protected from sun exposure, for at least the first year following surgery, by either keeping the scars covered or by using total sun block.
  • Should you experience undue pain, redness, hardening, a raised temperature or feel unwell, please contact the hospital where you had your procedure, or your Consultant directly if you have been requested to do so.

For more information on Liposuction Discharge Advice or to book a consultation, call 01223 214 960, or contact our team.