What happens during liposuction?

Liposuction is performed with small incisions addressed around your upper, middle or lower areas depending on your case and specific needs. The doctor inserts a thin hollow tube inside these small incisions to remove excess of fat using back and forth motion, the fat is extracted out of the body using a surgical vacuum attached to the tube.

Which is the length of the surgery?

The surgery lasts about 1 to 2 hours depending on the case, although it could last a little longer if the case is complicated.

Will I have to stay in the hospital?

This is an ambulatory procedure, most of our patients can return home on the same day of surgery.

How much time will I have to wait to go back to work?

Normally the average time to go back to regular activities that do not represent too much effort, is about 5 to 7 days after surgery, but our best recommendation is to wait for about 2 weeks if you are able to do it.


Do you have some extra tips for a faster recovery?

Follow carefully all the post-op instructions we give to you after your surgery, also the most common recommendations are:

  • Don’t get through excessive force, or motion during the time healing.
  • If you experience some complications or abnormal situations like shortness of breath or chest pains, please call us immediately.

When would I see the final results of my liposuction?

You will need to wear a special garment to support your body during 3 or 4 weeks following your liposuction. You might be able to see the final results of your surgery after 6 months.