Liposuction is a safe, effective way to sculpt and contour areas of the face and body. It should be used to eliminate isolated areas of unwanted fat, not for weight loss. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching is a body contouring and liposuction specialist in Honolulu, Hawaii, who offers a range of treatments that can help give you a slimmer appearance.
After liposuction, treated areas will likely be sore and swollen, with mild bruising. Recovery will depend on the areas treated and the amount of fat removed. Most patients will be instructed to wear a compression garment for several weeks to reduce swelling and optimize results. Typically tumescent liposuction patients are ready to return to work within about a week. Recovery after laser liposuction is often only a day or 2.