Liposuction is commonly performed to remove unwanted fat from areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. As a matter of fact, liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries. Most patients have a high level of satisfaction.
Liposuction recovery depends on the amount of liposuction performed. In general, most patients are able to return to desk work and light social activities within 3-4 days. More aggressive activity or exercise should be avoided for about one month. Although you will notice a dramatic improvement in your body contour within 6 weeks, some swelling may may be present up to 6 months following the procedure.
The cost of the procedure is quite variable and depends on a number of factors, including: area(s) to be treated, type of anesthetic, facility usage. Small areas may be done under a local anesthesia. Larger or multiple areas are typically done under either IV sedation or a general anesthetic. Most patients end up spending between $3,000 – $7,000 on their procedure.