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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as liposuction surgery, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes unwanted fat from various areas of your body, including the stomach, to improve your shape and contours. At Leva Medical, our board-certified cosmetic surgeons use the latest techniques to ensure that your liposuction procedure is safe and effective. We customize the procedure to meet your specific needs and goals, ensuring that you achieve the look you desire, such as a smoother, slimmer stomach liposuction result.

Understanding the Liposuction Recovery Process

The first week post-op is typically the most challenging part of the recovery. Most patients will need to wear compression garments, such as a compression garment or compression bandages, on the treated areas for two weeks or more to help reduce swelling and maintain the new shape. Pain medication prescribed by the surgeon will be utilized to manage discomfort and reduce anxiety. It's important to keep in mind that swelling is a normal part of the healing process. Some patients may experience fluid retention in the treated areas, but this should gradually subside.

Lifestyle Changes Post-Procedure

Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least a couple of weeks after liposuction, but mild physical activity such as walking can be resumed shortly after the procedure to help with circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots. As the swelling and discomfort begin to diminish, most patients can gradually return to their normal exercise routine or start a new exercise regimen. Eating healthy meals, maintaining a healthy weight, and staying hydrated are also important for optimal results and long-term success.

The Journey to Full Recovery

By the end of the first month after liposuction, most people will start feeling back to normal and can return to work and most normal activities. However, it may take several months up to six months for the swelling to disappear completely and for the full results of the liposuction to be visible. Throughout the recovery timeline, regular follow-up appointments with the cosmetic surgeon are necessary to monitor the healing process.

Setting Realistic Expectations

Please remember, results can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the extent of the liposuction, the specific areas treated, and the patient's age, overall health, and skin elasticity. It's important to have realistic expectations and to understand that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but a body contouring procedure. It's also possible that loose skin may remain after the procedure, and in some cases, a tummy tuck or other skin tightening procedure may be recommended.

Our Commitment to Patient Satisfaction

At Leva Medical, we are committed to patient safety and satisfaction. Our team is always ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the liposuction procedure or recovery process. We offer a comprehensive guide to ensure you understand every step of the journey, from your initial consultation to your final result.

Areas Treated by Liposuction

Liposuction can be performed on various areas of the body, including:

  • Abdomen (abdominal liposuction)
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Hips
  • Thighs (inner or outer)
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Chin and neck

Our Approach to Achieving Your Aesthetic Goals

Regardless of the treated area, our skilled surgeons will work diligently to create a natural, more contoured figure. We look forward to scheduling a consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals and the best way to achieve them.


Liposuction results vary from person to person, but typically, you'll see a gradual change in your body shape week by week post-surgery. The first few weeks are usually marked by swelling and bruising, which subside gradually. By the 4th to 6th week, 30% of the swelling should be gone and you'll start to see the new contour of your body. By 3 Months 50% of the swelling will be gone. The second 50% will decrease over the next 6 months.

The final results of liposuction are typically visible between 6-12 months post-procedure. It's during this period that your body fully heals and the remaining swelling subsides completely, revealing the full effect of the surgery.

The recovery process plays a significant role in your liposuction results. In the initial weeks, swelling, bruising, and discomfort can distort the appearance of the liposuction results. But as you progress through the recovery period, these symptoms will subside, and you'll begin to see the true outcomes of your procedure

Absolutely, maintaining a healthy diet post-liposuction can greatly influence the results week by week. A diet rich in lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables can aid in healing and maintaining your new body shape.

Liposuction isn't a treatment for obesity and is not a replacement for regular exercise and good eating habits. It's a cosmetic procedure for body contouring and should be used when diet and exercise fail to eliminate stubborn fat deposits.

The fat cells removed by liposuction do not grow back. If the patient does not lead a healthy lifestyle after the operation, there is a risk that the remaining fat cells can grow bigger. The new body shape should be maintained with a balanced diet and exercise.

Some potential risks of liposuction include infection, scarring, numbness, and complications related to anesthesia. In rare cases, a fat embolism, kidney or heart problems may occur.

Liposuction is not a cellulite treatment. While it can remove excess fat and improve contour, it doesn't necessarily reduce cellulite. In some cases, liposuction might actually make cellulite appear worse by creating more depressions in the skin.

A good candidate for liposuction is someone who is in good health, is within 30% of their ideal weight, and has firm, elastic skin with pockets of excess fat in certain areas. They should also be non-smokers, as smoking can complicate both the procedure and the recovery process.