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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to remove excess fat from various areas of the body. Abdominal liposuction is a plastic surgery which is used to decrease fat on your belly. Several sorts of liposuction are used. There are traditional, tumescent and ultrasonic liposuction. Each of these procedures needs a particular time for recovery and have different effects.

How long the recovery will last depends on the sort of liposuction which was used. Traditional liposuction demands longer hospitalization. It is performed while the patient is under anesthesia. After the procedure the patient will need a longer time to rehabilitate. Also, this is a painful procedure and transfusion might be needed if a lot of blood is lost. Ultrasonic liposuction can be done under the local and general anesthesia. How long the patient will stay in the hospital depends on the patient and on the amount of fat removed outside his belly. After the procedure, the patient is advised to rest for a few days, even if he is not in the hospital. Tumescent liposuction is performed with the help of the local anesthetic. Here the patient can recover in a short period of time. This procedure can be done not only in the hospital, but also in a doctor’s office. Pain after the surgery can last from 24 to 48 hours and it can be reduced with analgesics. The pain is not that strong after as traditional liposuction. Inflammation can occur after the surgery and if you feel any symptoms of infection, you should see your doctor.

Five to seven days after the surgery, you will have to see your doctor. He will examine if your wound is recovering and change bandages if necessary. It takes two to four weeks to fully recover after a traditional liposuction, few days or weeks after an ultrasonic liposuction and only a few days after a tumescent liposuction. Because of the big changes on the skin after the procedure, swelling and bleeding can occur. A person needs to wear clothes that are tight and elastic for 14 to 21 days after the procedure. Also it would be good for a patient to start with a gentle workout right after the procedure. The intensity of exercise should increase during time. If you have done this procedure, you should know that the removed fat could come back. Proper eating habits and everyday workout will help you keep your weight under control.

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