WILL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN RELIEF BE USED DURING / AFTER SURGERY?
You will be made comfortable throughout the whole procedure either with a local anesthetic and intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Small procedures can be done in office with local anesthesia, but larger ones are performed in the operating room with sedation or general anesthesia.
After surgery, Dr. Lewis will give you a narcotic pain medication to ease any post-operative discomfort.
WHAT HAPPENS IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY?
Immediately after liposuction, you will be wrapped in surgical garments to control post-operative swelling. You will spend time in the recovery room observed by our licensed nurses, and when you are fully awake and comfortable, you will be able to go home to rest.
HOW LONG WILL COMPLETE RECOVERY TAKE?
Male liposuction surgery is a procedure that is uniquely tailored for each patient, so everyone is different. The speed of your recovery depends upon the type of liposuction performed, the volume of fat removed, and the type of anesthesia used. After your initial consultation, Dr. Lewis will be in a better position to advise you what you can expect.
You should be able to return to work in 3-7 days. Results are visible almost immediately and continue to improve throughout the healing process.
In most cases, you will wear a compression garment for 3-6 weeks to decrease swelling as you heal. You can expect mild discomfort, soreness, and swelling for a period of time, but these symptoms can be easily managed with proper care. 80% of the swelling should be gone by six weeks after surgery.
We are available throughout the recovery process, and you are encouraged to contact us with any questions and/or concerns you may have after your male liposuction procedure.