How long does it take to recover from liposuction?
Dr. Darren Smith / July 24, 2020
We perform a lot of liposuction (more details here) and have gotten the whole process down to an “art” that is guided by science. Let’s use one of our busy New York City professionals as an example of a typical patient that does not want to have significant downtime or miss work. It is very reasonable to miss no work during recovery by having the procedure on a Friday. Almost everyone will be up to be going back to work on Monday, just 48 hours later. While soreness and bruising may persist for 10-14 days, it generally does not get in the way of daily life. After getting back to work on Monday, most patients feel up to getting back to light gym activity by that Wednesday, just 5 days after his or her procedure. The level of discomfort throughout all this is often compared to the feeling after a vigorous workout.