What Is the Recovery Time for Liposuction?

August 2, 2018

Recovery Support

Liposuction is a surgical procedure done through tiny incisions to permanently remove any external fat that you may have in problem areas.

Typically, the feeling you will have right after liposuction is a sensation of post-workout pain, or the muscle soreness and pain you may feel after extreme exercise. The areas of liposuction will feel sore and numb for several days after your procedure. After a few days, you will probably feel itching, burning, electrical shocks, and similar feelings in the areas of liposuction. This is good, because it means that the nerves supplying your skin are beginning to have less swelling and are starting to heal. After several weeks, you should have normal feelings in your skin in all areas of liposuction.

Sometimes you may develop hardened soft tissue areas where you had liposuction. This may occur because you are wearing your post-surgery compression garment incorrectly, or your body may be trying to develop scar tissue in the areas of surgery. Often wearing your garment in a different fashion, or starting to massage that areas that are beginning to get harder, or both, will alleviate any asymmetry and scar tissue that is trying to form.

Patients can usually get back to work within 3-7 days after liposuction, depending on how much liposuction is performed and what kind of activities are required at your job. Walking around and gentle exercise is possible within several days, but vigorous exercise may need to be postponed for several weeks.

Liposuction patients are generally very happy with their results, and they are motivated to maintain their overall physique when the surgery is done.

27 Comments

  • MrYfrank14 August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    i love your dad.

    "i dont know how i got here."
    "i didnt think we would get it this far."
    "now what boss."
    "should just quit."

    i would have pushed it over the side in part 1 and been in air conditioning by now.

  • Gary S August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Hey Ron looks like you need to build a special side by side for that kind of job. Like your videos thanks for sharing!!🙂

  • mer8771 August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I love how it's not just my dad who won't listen, Love the video's and you have a great family life.

  • DieCastoms August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Ron, or anyone else who wants to answer:

    this is a question, not a criticism.

    is there a reason you use so many single-pulley blocks? would it be a benefit or a hindrance to have a couple blocks with two, or even three pulleys? or is there some drawback that makes multiple pulley blocks just not worth it?

  • MN. STEEL - Andrew K. August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    DeWalt & Stihl

  • GeekinTexas August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    In addition to the normal recovery charge, this customer needs to pay for a new winch for the four-wheeler (sounds like it gave most of its life for this effort) and a new pair of jeans, gloves, and boots for both of you. That's a lot of poison ivy you were working in, and that clothing needs to be burned!

  • James Burton August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    3:30 is actually a pretty good view of the downslope on the one side!

  • A-State Lawn Service August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    And this is why I own a side by side on rubber tracks. Honestly this would have been a much easier job with the keys.

  • Homer Fry August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Dad is unflappable

  • G4 Outdoors August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    But does the van make it out? lol. Thanks for the content Ron!

  • Pete_ Hine_Of_PA August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I give that little Husqvarna and its winch and you guy's knowledge of rigging and ability to work in super humid conditions a huge thumbs up. Perhaps I'll figure out later why you didn't rent an excavator as big and heavy as you could safely haul with your roll back etc., and drag the van straight using the rented excavator or even a back hoe for that manner as your roll back could haul a back hoe with ease plus a lot of times if it’s a rental it will come with its own trailer. Seems to me it would have been less work, and less labor which equals less cost to the customer. I was actually waiting for the winch to burn up or the wiring going to it. You got the job done safely so far, so I am not criticizing, but my I am telling you what I'm thinking. As you said in your earlier video, many people would have a way of doing things, but you were going to do what you could, with what you had on hand, so I take that into consideration as I have the highest respect for Ron, Talon & now Ron's dad whom I've just met in these Search and Recovery episodes concerning this rental van deep in the woods. I was also wondering what else the Husqvarna is used for? Does your dad have a place at the shore and like to run on the beach or does he like to travel trails in his off hours. For example my off hours are spent in my kayak fishing the different lakes around my house with-in a 45 minute drive-time radius of my home. BTW, I don’t use barbed hooks and I put the fish back using wet hands (but I try not to touch their bodies) and leave as little “foot print” as possible. I have my “still camera” ready to take pictures as fast as possible and return the fish into its habitat. I figure there are enough fish in the store without me depleting the lakes etc. Also I do my best not to kill any wild life including insects when possible.

  • Jurassic Tech August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    The heat the past couple weeks has been nasty. 114 heat indexes up here in STL. Heck this week is the first time its been below 90 I think in 2 months.

  • David Elsea August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    GREAT JOB RON

  • Holyschytt August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Ron: "Did you look at the back to see if were tight on our safety catch?
    Dad: No.
    Ron: "Were getting snugged we probably, let it go don't you think?"
    Dad: It can't roll away its in park.

  • Ion Racer August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Been doin 12 hr days in south texas 103+ every single day for about 3 weeks so i feel ur pain hehe

  • James Wyatt August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    This is where you earn every dime and I hope you're paid well for it. If that was there overnight, it might get a lot lighter, but harder to move…

  • ipadpuppydogdude1 August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    severe thunderstorm watch!

  • Smitty Smithsonite August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    MAN! This is a TON of work!! Pretty impressive pull for a ATV winch, though!

    I never put much thought into why that would work so well. Never made the connection to block and tackle setups used to get goods into the old mills around the Northeast here back in the day. Guys could pull over a ton by hand, straight up 2 stories! Thinking about that, as my hand heals from rope burn, lowering a 60 lb. spring compressor from my barn loft to the ground. Gloves would've been smart … as would a larger rope! Wasn't using the ol' noggin that day …

    Guess I need to buy a few more snatch blocks for my Polaris Sportsman 800 – I've got a 3k lb. winch on that. I had originally bought the snatch block to lower a 500 lb. + coal boiler into my basement. I parked the ATV outside facing the front door, ran the line straight into the house, protected the doors from the line sawing them in half, then secured the snatch block to a stud in the entrance to the basement, nailed a couple half-sheets of plywood to the stairs, and lowered the boiler down strapped to a 2-wheeler. Snatch block made the 180° turn in the cable possible. Sure beat trying to muscle that monstrosity down the STEEP stairs (house was built in 1850, long before standard stair pitch, and code regulations).

    Great video series! Love the location – looks like it could be right out back here. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to part 4 – curious as to how you guys got this thing out of there! God bless.

  • skiqsr August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I enjoy watching you work with your dad… a lot of mental communication. You both recognize what has to happen… winch stops but you are already moving to straighten the tow lines.

  • Peter Burrell August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Plot Twist. This isnt the van you were looking for

  • Doug Hanson August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I own a savana 3500. I can tell you a cut key won’t work well. Works 100% in the door. But one has to really fiddle with the key in the ignition for it to work. I have no idea why this is. I tried to get one cut at a locksmith myself. Everyone I work with, that has these vans, ( we are flooring installers) that has had a key cut has the exact same problem.

  • Guy Rider August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    How long did that take from finding it to finally getting it out?Hope you kept well hydrated..

  • BC Lightzz August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I love watching your videos especially the rotator ones because I work at Miller and it’s just cool seeing something we build out on the roads working hard

  • Scott thornburgh August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Ok ron wheres p4

  • bob z August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Since you ask for tips about the videos (another great one by the way) I'd like humbly point out that the top line of text on your messages at the end (IE 'Please subscribe to my channel' was cut off. I don't know much about videos myself (or what editing software you use) but as far as my knowledge goes, it shouldn't be a hard fix (I hope). Another great video regardless. Thanks and God bless 🙂

  • James Acker August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Best video ever. 20/20 hind sight, wouldn't it have been better to use the Jeep if it had a big winch and if the van wouldn't start you could tow it out. Maybe???

  • charfont August 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Good job Ron your dad is cool 😎

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