How Long is Recovery from Liposuction?

September 29, 2021

Liposuction Las Vegas

In today’s fast-paced world, many of us often want to have a cosmetic procedure done but put it off until we “have time” for recovery. You may be surprised to learn that recovery from a body sculpting procedure like liposuction doesn’t take as long as it once did, thanks to modern-day surgical techniques used by talented physicians like Dr. Frank L. Stile.


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Dr. Stile uses the tumescent technique for liposuction, which involves infusing the treatment area with a sterile tumescent fluid that contains an anesthetic medication. Once the fluid is administered, Dr. Stile makes tiny incisions through which he threads a cannula designed to suction away stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond well to diet or exercise. The tumescent fluid aids in the procedure by controlling bleeding in the treatment area as well as providing comfortable numbing to patients in the hours after they awaken from the anesthesia. Tumescent liposuction results in fewer body contouring concerns and potential complications.


The best candidates for liposuction are those who are closer to their ideal body weight. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution because there are limits on how much fat can safely be removed at one time. Patients with good skin elasticity are also good candidates because their skin bounces back well following Dr. Stile’s careful body contouring.


Dr. Stile performs his procedures at the private, state-of-the-art Premium Surgical Services Center, the only double-certified accredited surgical center in Nevada specifically designed and built by Dr. Stile for cosmetic surgery patients. Your recovery begins more smoothly due to the hands-on attention and world-class patient care provided by the Center’s staff. Liposuction is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, and we ensure you’re truly ready to go home before discharging you to the care of a loved one. Dr. Stile will provide detailed aftercare instructions, so you’re well-informed before your procedure of what to expect.


Days 1-3 are typically the most uncomfortable. You’ll have a support garment to wear over your treatment area which will help with post-op swelling and discomfort as well as preserve Dr. Stile’s careful body sculpting. This is the time when rest is the most important. Moving around can help with blood circulation, but be sure not to overdo it.

In the first 2 weeks, you’ll begin to feel more like yourself. Pain is significantly diminished, and many patients return to work during this time. You can expect to be restricted to light activity until your healing is further along. By the end of your second week, you’ll be almost back to normal—you can begin to exercise as tolerated.

After 1 month, you’ll likely be cleared for moderate to full exercise as tolerated. Pain will be largely resolved by this point. Most of the swelling will have subsided by now, but there may still be some residual puffiness that will settle over the next few months. Your new shape is well on its way to being the fulfilling body sculpting you hoped to achieve.

After 6 weeks, you’ll be cleared to resume strenuous exercise. You may also find yourself feeling more energetic, with more pep in your step due to increased self-confidence. Your clothing will fit better, and you’ll look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside. Dr. Stile’s past patients report an improved state of mind whose ripple effects made for overall better quality of life.


Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stile Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (702) 761-3112.

Stile Aesthetics serves Las Vegas, NV & Surrounding Areas.