Recommended downtime for liposuction recovery

How much downtime is recommended to recover from liposuction? I can only take off work for two weeks, and I want to make sure I’ll be able to get back to work, and my daily routine by then.

BiscuitMeg

F, 32, Delaware

Hi there!

One to two weeks off work is usually ample for most straightforward liposuction. If you are having fat grafting (for instance, a Brazilian buttlift), you may need more time off, depending on surgeon preference and your type of work. What do you do and have you already had a consultation with some basic info provided? You will likely need to wear a garment for 2-3 months postop (like a glorified Spanx). You might have one or more drains in briefly depending on the extent and location of your liposuction areas. We see patients via virtual consultation online for out-of-towners and can answer many questions that way!

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After liposuction, I usually allow my patients to go back to light duty jobs in a few days.  You wouldn't be able to exercise for several weeks, so as long as your job doesn't require strenuous activity, you should have no trouble.

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I recommend 3 days off work. Some are able to push it to 1 day and just bend gingerly at an office type job the next day.

Most patients need a full week off depending on how much liposuction is done.   Two weeks should be adequate for getting back to work.  

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