Liposuction is a surgical procedure, so there will be some swelling, pain, and discomfort for the first few days of your recovery. Most people report feeling pain for up to four or five days after surgery, but this pain passes quickly and persistent discomfort is easily manageable.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to absorb fat from certain areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. Liposuction also shapes (contours) these areas. Other names for liposuction are lipoplasty and body contouring.
Liposuction is not typically considered a general weight loss method or weight loss alternative. If you are overweight, you are more likely to lose weight through diet and exercise or through bariatric procedures such as gastric bypass surgery than with liposuction.
If you have a lot of body fat at certain points but otherwise have a stable body weight, you may be a candidate for liposuction.