Liposuction Recovery

Plastic Surgery for New York City (NYC), Manhattan and all of New York (NY)

Your liposuction recovery time will vary depending on how extensive your procedure was. For patients who had minimal treatment, recovery may only last a matter of days, but for others it can last a few weeks. Dr. Lefkovits can give you more details on what to expect after he has determined which areas of your body will be treated, and how much fat will be removed.

We provide our patients with special compression dressings to wear in the initial days after surgery. These help to ensure proper drainage of the tumescent fluid and speed your recovery along. Full drainage will take around three to five days to complete. During this time, we will monitor your condition through a follow-up visit to ensure that your incisions do not close too early.

Around a week after surgery, Dr. Lefkovits highly recommends that patients begin a series of 5 to 6 weekly massage and ultrasound treatments in-house. These sessions will facilitate your healing process by reducing swelling and stimulating your body’s blood supply.

Within a couple of weeks, you will begin to see improvement in your overall appearance. Your final results will not be fully revealed until the swelling has completely subsided. During the recovery process, the skin surrounding your treated area might seem loose, but as long as it has good elasticity, it will gradually tighten over time.

If you have further questions about recovery from liposuction, please contact New York breast surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today to schedule your consultation at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.

  • Currently at or near your goal weight
  • Have at least a moderate degree of sagging of the breasts

In cases where there is stretched skin combined with decreased breast volume a combined breast lift with augmentation will most likely be necessary.

You can still become pregnant after a breast lift, but a new pregnancy can compromise your results by stretching out your breast skin again. For this reason, Dr. Lefkovits recommends that you wait to have a breast lift until you are finished having children. This will help your results last longer.

If you have further questions about breast lift surgery, please contact New York breast surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today to schedule your consultation at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.

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