In the tumescent technique for liposuction, a large volume of very dilute solution of local anesthesia (lidocaine and epinephrine) is infiltrated (injected) into the fat beneath the skin, causing the targeted area to become tumescent, in other words, swollen and firm. We Do Not Perform the procedure under General Anesthesia! The typical procedure last approximately two to two and one-half hours. It is normal to see immediate results. Tumescent Liposuction is considered the safest form of Liposuction which minimizes bruising and swelling.
Most people can return to work in 3 to 5 days after doing Tumescent Liposuction. You will have minor discomfort for up to two weeks after surgery. It is best to avoid heavy lifting for the first two weeks.
While you will be tender the first couple of weeks after Liposuction, that tenderness will soon fade after two weeks. We do recommend walking and other light activity to help promote healing. At the 6-week mark after surgery you can resume all normal activities. However, the healing process will continue for up to 6 months.
The duration of bruising and swelling after liposuction usually depends on the post-operative care technique used by the surgeon. ... With tumescent liposuction, bruising is nearly absent one to two weeks after surgery in most patients.
It is highly recommended that you wear you garment for six weeks after surgery. Wearing your garment will help promote healing and aid in skin tightening. It you did a Fat transfer to Buttocks you should use your BBL Pillow for 5 weeks. After 5 weeks it is not necessary to use a pillow.