Both men and women choose this surgery, often combining it with outer procedures, such as abdominoplasty, breast reduction, gynecomastia correction, or facelift. During your consultation with Dr. Oxley, your areas of concern will be addressed and the best options discussed with you. Scarring is minimal as the procedure is done through incisions less than a centimeter in length. The surgery is performed as a day-care surgery which means an overnight hospital stay is not required.
Simple activities are possible within a few days, but heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks, so parents of young children may want extra help during this time. Patients wear a special garment for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery to help reduce swelling and improve the final result.
What to Expect
Liposuction can be quite uncomfortable for the first few days and the bruising can last for weeks in some cases. Minute swelling can persist for a few months so the final visible result can take time to see.