The timeline for recovery will depend on the patient, the amount of tissue removed, and whether any additional procedures such as removal of skin and liposuction will be performed.
A compression garment should be worn to reduce swelling and bruising. Complete results are seen in approximately three months post-surgery, however patients will begin to see results immediately after the procedure.
Just like any other surgery, it’s important to have someone you trust taking care of you for the first few days after the procedure. Depending on the nature of your work, you may be able to return to some aspects of your daily life within a week of the procedure. Strenuous activity should be avoided for the first 4 – 6 weeks.
Your team at Spectrum Plastic Surgery will provide you with a personalized recovery timeline prior to your procedure.