Surgical Fat Removal: Questions and Answers
Liposuction FAQ Long Island
Q. How long will the bruising last?
A.With most patients bruising lasts 3 days to a week.
Q. How long do I have to wear the garment?
A.Garment must be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week for one month only to be removed when showering.
Q. Does cellulite go away with liposuction?
A.No, endermologie and velashape are techniques which are performed after liposuction to diminish cellulite.
Q. What is endermologie?
A. Endermologie is a deep tissue massage, increasing circulation and decreasing scar tissue.
Q. What is velashape?
A.Velashape is a combination of radio frequency and light energies, plus tissue mobilized with gentle suction smoothing the appearance of cellulite.
Q. When will stitches be removed?
A.Stitches are removed five to seven days after surgery.
Q. Will I have any scaring after my surgery?
A.The scaring is very minimal if there is any scaring at all.
Q. When can I return to work?
A.You normally can return to work 2-3 days after surgery.
Q. When can I work out?
A.You may resume working out one month from your surgery date.
Q. How long does the swelling last?
A.Swelling can last 3-6 months.
Q. Do I have to finish all of the medications?
A.You have to finish all the antibiotics and take all other medications as needed.
Q. When can I drive?
A.You can drive 2 days after surgery as long as you are not on any pain medications.
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