Liposuction SurgeryMost people have heard of liposuction, and many know that it’s a surgical procedure designed to suction pockets of fat right out of the body. Liposuction works well on your waist, it works on your inner and outer thighs, on your hips, butt, love handles, chest, back, knees, arms and even your neck. Basically anywhere you have pockets of excess fat can be helped out with liposuction. It is relatively quick and it is safe and it’s effective… but what many patients want to know before they proceed, is does it hurt?

The Common Consensus

While individual opinions can vary, most patients equate the feeling of liposuction to having a big bruise in the specific area of the surgery. Usually, a patient needs pain medication for the first couple of days, and then they become used to the feeling. Naturally, if you are having two or more areas treated at the same time, the pain level may be greater, but as the bruising subsides you’ll start feeling back to normal.

It’s a Personal Thing

If you’re considering liposuction to get rid of some stubborn fat, it’s wise to keep in mind that each person’s personal pain threshold plays a role in the overall discomfort level. If you’re someone who generally does well with pain, you might find it a lot more tolerable than someone who has a lower threshold. You can definitely expect some degree of discomfort, but exactly how much has a lot to do with you.

After the Surgery

Depending on your exact procedure and where it is carried out, you may spend a night in the hospital or go home shortly after you’re done. And it will be your pain levels along with your surgeon’s instructions that will let you know when it’s ok to resume your normal activities again.

You may need drainage tubes inserted near your incisions and you will need to wear compression garments to keep the area compressed after surgery. All in all, listen to your body and your surgeon and you should have a successful procedure will the least amount of pain possible. If your pain continues after you’ve gone home and you’re concerned, be sure to call your doctor for direction and guidance.