Khrom-Blog-ImageWhen you think of liposuction, are you concerned you will endure a long recovery period?

Liposuction at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS (North Mississippi), board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig preforms liposuction as an outpatient surgery. That means patients can contour their trouble spots, all without being admitted to a hospital or spending a significant number of weeks in recovery.

Dr. Craig uses a tumescent fluid, which contains lidocaine and epinephrine to help with bruising and pain control. Patients can expect the same results from traditional liposuction, without encountering the same amount of swelling or bruising.

Light activities and exercise can be resumed in the first week after the operation; at your post-operative appointment, the sutures will be removed.  However, Dr. Craig usually recommends that clients refrain from heavy physical activities (such as running or aerobics) for at least two weeks. Most clients can return to work in a couple of days; those with manual labor jobs should wait at least a week before resuming work.

Patients who undergo liposuction for more than one treatment area should expect recovery to take longer.

Contact Accent Plastic Surgery Today

Call (662) 377-6290 for more information about outpatient liposuction – or to schedule a consultation – contact Dr. Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today.