Are you interested in liposuction surgery, but feel hesitant because you don’t know how painful it could be?

We understand. That’s why we’re exploring how painful liposuction may be, including what to expect from your liposuction recovery.

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How Painful is Liposuction?

Liposuction isn’t painful, as for the most part, you’ll be under general anesthesia and unaware of what’s going on during your surgery. In some cases, your plastic surgeon may use local anesthesia to help make you feel more comfortable; this is usually done if you’re having liposuction performed underneath your chin or around your armpits.

After liposuction surgery, however, you may feel some pain and soreness upon waking up. This pain and discomfort may last for a couple of days before fading away.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Lipo?

Liposuction recovery can vary from patient to patient, but it usually takes about two to three weeks to feel like you’re back to normal again. We typically recommend that patients take a few days off from work, as this is when you’ll feel most groggy and sore after your surgery.

You’ll be able to resume normal activities about two to three weeks after your recovery.

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What are the Side Effects of Lipo?

Again, the side effects of liposuction largely depend on the patient; however, most patients can expect to experience the following side effects:

  • Soreness at the treatment site
  • Tenderness
  • Some mild pain
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • And more

Some of these side effects (like pain) only last for a couple of days; others, like swelling and bruising, can last for a week or two. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with a post-op recovery plan to help manage your healing so you can experience your best results.

Dr Bulls bedside manner is fantastic. He is professional and a man of his word. Dr Bull is genuinely concerned with his patients’ well-being. His nurse Margo is super friendly and helpful. She is easy to talk to and non judgemental. Even the ladies at the front desk are friendly. My appointments were on schedule.


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Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to see if you’re a good candidate for liposuction? To schedule your consultation with Dr. John Bull, please fill out the form on this page or call The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Naperville, IL, at 630-717-6000.