You should be able to walk around as normal after liposculpture treatment, although it's best to have someone drive you home. Total rest is recommended for at least a week, preferably two. A compression garment is usually worn during this period to aid recovery.

You may feel a little pain and discomfort in the days after lipo treatment. This is usually fairly minor, and easily controlled by painkillers if needed. You may also experience swelling, bruising, and numbness but this will gradually subside during the first week.

You are recommended to take showers instead of baths for at least a week after liposuction. You must also avoid strenuous activity for at least four weeks.

It can take several months for the treatment area to fully return to normal, and for the full results of the lipoplasty procedure to become apparent. The skin can take a long time to regain elasticity so don't panic if you're unhappy with what you see. Be patient and give your body the time it needs to recover and adjust.

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