Northwest Face & Body

Your Questions About Liposuction—Answered!

Dr. Ludwig Allegra

July 14, 2023

As we approach summer in the Pacific Northwest, we all look forward to the longer days and warmer weather. Not surprisingly, the months leading up to the summer season are some of the most popular for liposuction, and we see a spike in patients who are interested in the surgery. While our team of cosmetic surgeons ensures that each of our patients are well-informed of the procedure during the consultation process, you are likely to have questions that you would like answered before scheduling liposuction at NW Face & Body.That’s fair! Here, we have put together a list of questions that our patients frequently ask during their liposuction consultations.

Will Liposuction Help Me to Lose Weight?

While liposuction can help refine your figure, it is not an alternative to healthy habits. Instead, liposuction assists in removing fat deposits in specific areas of the body. The perfect candidate for liposuction is a man or woman who is already living a relatively healthy lifestyle (eating right, exercising regularly, and maintaining healthy habits) but cannot seem to get rid of a certain area of stubborn fat.

Do I Need to Plan for a Recovery Period?

Yes, your body will need time to recover from liposuction. While liposuction has improved greatly over the years much in part due to the tumescent technique, it is a surgical procedure and as such, it is imperative that you plan to let your body rest and heal. To keep your activities to a minimum, we recommend that you spend the first few days recovering at home. Patients with a generally stationary job, like office or computer work, can expect to be back at work within a week. However, the more physically demanding your job, the longer you should give yourself before returning—keep this in mind as you resume other activities as well.When Will the Results Be Noticeable?The results from liposuction are noticeable almost immediately. Liposuction removes fat from your body and thus, the fat is no longer there to appear heavier. Do keep in mind that it can be difficult to see the results right afterwards as your body experiences post-surgical bruising and swelling, and you are likely to be wearing a special garment to aid with your recovery. As your body continues to heal, you will be able to see the incredible results of your liposuction procedure.Liposuction at NW Face & BodyThere is a lot to learn about liposuction! Our goal at NW Face & Body is to help you feel better educated so that you can be confident in your decision. To learn more about liposuction, please schedule a consultation with one of our highly experienced cosmetic surgeons.


Dr. Ludwig Allegra

Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.