Post-Operative Pain from Liposuction | Infini Phoenix Liposuction Arizona
Nobody likes to feel pain, and generally one of the first questions we are asked is “How much pain will there be?” As much as we would love to be able to tell you that liposuction is completely painless, we are unable to lie. After your liposuction procedure is over at Infini Phoenix Liposuction in Arizona, there will definitely be some discomfort that will last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the amount of work you have done and your tolerance to pain. What may seem like a mosquito bite to some can be compared to a bear mauling by others; just like snowflakes, no two people share the same pain tolerance. Keep reading for more pain related questions and their answers from our Infini Phoenix Liposuction AZ surgeon, Dr. Hall!
How Long Does the Pain Last After Liposuction?
Again, depending on the amount of work you have done, the type of liposuction performed, and the type of anesthesia used, the length of time pain lasts varies. Most liposuction procedures – particularly at our Liposuction AZ clinic – are performed with only a local anesthetic, which leads to about two days of mild to moderate pain after the local anesthetic wears off. The wearing off process can take from 12 to 24 hours. By the day after your procedure, you may be feeling tenderness or soreness in your muscles, similar to the pain you feel when you overdo it at the gym or a mild sunburn. This day will be the most painful, with pain reducing gradually over the next 7 to 10 days. An over the counter pain reliever should be sufficient for helping you get past the initial stages.
What Are the Pain Levels I Can Expect After Surgery?
Pain varies from person to person, but a key factor to ensuring your pain levels stay low is to have the procedure performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon. Another factor in pain levels is the size of the area you are having liposuctioned. The equation is simple: larger areas mean more pain, smaller areas equal less pain. Fortunately, all pain should dissipate after about a week, and you will most likely never need more than the aforementioned over the counter pain reliever.
Is There Anything I Can Do to Help Minimize the Soreness?
Because small bits of fat and blood cells are left behind, causing swelling and pain, your doctor will recommend to keep the swelling to a minimum.
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The recovery period after liposuction is a quick one, and you will be encouraged to walk around almost as soon as the surgery is complete and return to normal life activities within 24-48 hours. We think you will realize that a little pain is worth it when you see the results from your liposuction procedure. Schedule your consultation with Infini Phoenix Liposuction Arizona today and begin your journey to the new and improved you!