AirSculpt® Education

5 Things to Expect After Liposuction and How to Minimize Side Effects

Liposuction can be a valuable tool to remove unwanted fat that's become resistant to a healthy lifestyle filled with diet and exercise.

While the procedure has gained popularity due to the latter, various patients understand what liposuction results could give them. Yet, details surrounding their knowledge on what to expect post-procedure isn't so exact.

Pain After Liposuction?

The first question that comes into mind for those undergoing any surgery is, "how bad does it hurt afterward"?

Most patients define liposuction pain as having a huge bruise in the treatment area. Very few state that the pain is unbearable to the point that you can't concentrate on other activities such as reading and minimal exercise.

Overall, patients categorize the recovery experience with less pain than expected.

Results: When Can I See Them?

Liposuction is a surgery that can cause significant swelling. The swelling tends to last for months, and until it subdues, the results will not be visible.

Most swelling improves after four weeks. Surgeons tend to recommend that you wear a compression garment for the first four to six weeks after the procedure to minimize swelling and any pain issues.

Does Liposuction Cause Scars?

A liposuction procedure consists of placing tiny incisions around the treatment area to insert the proper fat extraction equipment.

The amount of incisions created depends on the size of the area being treated and how easy removing the fat in these areas is.

Most incisions are at least somewhat hidden within a natural crease or fold, but a scar will be visible if that isn't possible.

How Much Fat Is Removed?

If five liters of fat or less are removed during liposuction, an overnight stay at the hospital isn't necessary.

Whenever possible, surgeons tend to limit fat extraction to five liters. There are cases in which a surgeon refrains from removing five liters of fat, such as when the treatment area begins to bleed.

That being said, it is quite challenging to predict the amount of fat that will be removed. It's possible to extract large quantities of fat from lean individuals, and sometimes it is difficult to remove fat from someone that isn't lean.

Will The Fat Reappear?


It's important to note that there is a finite number of fat cells within the human body. When gaining or losing weight, these fat cells respectively expand or shrink.

Therefore, when undergoing liposuction, the fatty cells are removed permanently but can expand, causing you to regain weight if you don't take care of your health. 

Additionally, other areas of the body will continue to expand, causing the treated area to appear disproportionate compared to the remaining areas of the body.

Elite Body Sculpture's Fat Removal Process

If you're a patient who wants to undergo a seamless fat removal process, then the best option for you is to experience Elite Body Sculpture's AirSculpt®. This minimally invasive process doesn't use a scalpel, needle, or general anesthesia.

The procedure is practically painless, doesn't cause scarring, and offers immediate results thanks to the advanced power of AirSculpt®.

If you're interested in what we have to offer, head to Elite Body Sculpture for your first consultation. 


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