There are many factors that can influence swelling after liposuction. To learn more about the recovery process, call NYC liposuction surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman at 212-308-1566 today. Swelling is a natural part of the healing process and at least some amount should be expected following your liposuction procedure. The advanced techniques utilized by NYC cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman can help reduce trauma to the body which, in turn, helps reduce swelling – but even modern liposuction options will result in some amount.

If cared for properly, liposuction swelling should completely subside within one to two months. But failure to follow pre and postoperative instructions can result in a prolonged recovery period. All of this will be discussed in greater detail during your initial consultation at our Manhattan office.

You can help speed healing and reduce risks following liposuction surgery by:

  • Not smoking before or after your procedure. If you are a smoker, you will need to quit at least six weeks prior to liposuction. Smoking delays the healing process, increases chances for infection, and almost guarantees large, red, visible scars
  • Using the compression garments provided by Dr. Pakeman
  • Keeping incisions clean
  • Limiting activities in the days following your procedure

These and other steps will be covered in greater detail during your consultation with Dr. Pakemen to help reduce your recovery period and ensure optimal results.

To schedule a consultation at our New York City office, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care today.