What Is The Recovery Time For Liposuction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, What is the recovery time for liposuction? I was looking to have liposuction done on my stomach, upper back, thigh and  bottom area.  I am not sure what type of liposuction would be right for me. I am 38 years old, eat healthy and exercise, but I can’t seem to tone those areas after having two children. I look good in clothes but do not like what I see in swimsuits. 

Abdominal Liposuction Dr Barry Eppley IndianapolisA: The areas you are considering having treated by liposuction would be many of the typical areas of the truck. I would not get too focused on what type of liposuction, all have the exact same amount of recovery and final results. In terms of recovery, it all depends on how you choose to define it as to how to answer it. If you judge it by when are you up and around…that would be the next day. If you judge it by when will you be doing all normal activities including exercise…three to four weeks. If you judge it by when all areas will feel perfectly normal and are looking at the final results…6 to 8 weeks.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana