How do you feel after liposuction?

Operating lights

After liposuction, most people feel fine. There may be some soreness in the treated area, but it is very rare to feel any immediate pain. It can be likened to a more severe training pain. Some bruising is to be expected. Liposuction is an operation in which fine incisions are made under the skin. The incisions are discreet and often not visible, but it is even better with a girdle and massage of the area.

Liposuction - liposculpture

Liposuction is an option for those who are healthy and want to shape or sculpt their body by removing local fat deposits.

It should be noted that liposuction is not a weight loss method. If you have a lot of excess weight, you should change your lifestyle in other ways - by changing your diet or becoming more active. Liposuction removes fat cells from the body, but it does not guarantee that they will not return after liposuction.

Areas of the body that often respond well to liposuction are:

  • Legs - both thighs and calves
  • Mage
  • Hips
  • Chin

How liposuction works

At Conturkliniken®, liposuction is performed using a combination of local and general anaesthesia and takes between 1-3 hours. By making thin incisions in the skin, a saline solution is injected to burst the fat cells and a cannula is inserted to extract the fat. Depending on the extent of the procedure, you may need to stay overnight. You often need to consider limiting your physical activity for the first few days.

After liposuction, compression garments are often worn around the clock for the first week, then another 4 weeks during the day.

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Read more about liposuction, or see our before and after pictures in our gallery.

 

Before and after picture of a woman who has undergone neck liposuction.
Before and after picture of a woman who has undergone neck liposuction.

Liposuction

Liposuction - Neck

Image of woman's backside, before and after liposuction of thighs.
Image of woman's backside, before and after liposuction of thighs.

Liposuction

Liposuction - Thighs

Before and after picture of a man who has undergone abdominal liposuction.
Before and after picture of a man who has undergone abdominal liposuction.

Liposuction

Liposuction - Abdomen

Before and after picture of a woman undergoing liposuction of the stomach, waist and hips.
Before and after picture of a woman undergoing liposuction of the stomach, waist and hips.

Liposuction

Liposuction of stomach, waist and hips

Before and after picture of a man who has undergone liposuction of the stomach, waist and hips.
Before and after picture of a man who has undergone liposuction of the stomach, waist and hips.

Liposuction

Liposuction of stomach, waist and hips

Detail of woman before and after chin liposuction, in combination with Ultherapy.
Detail of woman before and after chin liposuction, in combination with Ultherapy.

Liposuction + Ultherapy

Liposuction chin in combination with Ultherapy.

Before and after picture of a person having liposuction of thighs, legs and buttocks.
Before and after picture of a person having liposuction of thighs, legs and buttocks.

Liposuction

Liposuction outside thighs