How long is my recovery post Liposuction surgery?

Liposuction is usually performed as day surgery under general anaesthesia. Post surgery dressings are usually kept intact for 1-2 weeks and strenuous activity is restricted in this time when bruising and swelling are likely to occur. A return to all normal activities is expected by 6 weeks. A post-op pressure garment is worn for 2- 3 months to decrease swelling and encourage the skin to contract to the new shape.