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How Long is Recovery From Liposuction?

As you go through the natural process of aging, your body will begin to store fat cells in a different way than it used to. This can make it a greater challenge for you to get rid of stubborn fat in your stomach, arms, thighs, and other parts of your body

The good news is there is a solution. Liposuction, a body contouring treatment can remove excess fat and leave you with a leaner, more attractive physique. So what can you expect from the recovery process? Read on to find out.

How Liposuction Works

Liposuction is an effective treatment that can reduce fat in virtually any part of your body. While there are various ways to perform liposuction, Dr. Gonyon prefers tumescent liposuction or traditional liposuction paired with saltwater, adrenaline, and an anesthetic solution. 

In most cases, liposuction takes anywhere between 1 to 2 hours to complete. 

After a liposuction treatment, you can enjoy a reduced or even diminished appearance of stubborn fat and more definition that leads to a slimmer figure.

What to Expect From the Recovery Process

Once you return home, you may notice some swelling and bruising. Fortunately, these side effects won’t last too long and you’ll be able to resume your daily duties within a week. You can take pain medication to control any pain or discomfort you may face. 

Dr. Gonyon will ask you to refrain from heavy lifting and intense physical activity for at least two weeks. You should be completely recovered in several weeks. Dr. Gonyon will provide you with comprehensive recovery instructions after the procedure.

Consultations Available Now 

Take the first step.  Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with Dr. Gonyon at Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Good Candidates for Liposuction

Liposuction may be a good option if you’re struggling with excess fat in one or multiple areas of your body. It can be particularly beneficial if diet and exercise have not been able to resolve these stubborn fat pockets. Keep in mind that liposuction is a body contouring treatment, rather than a weight loss treatment so it doesn’t make sense if your goal is to shed the unwanted pounds. 

Patient Reviews

*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Gonyon and his staff are amazing! From start to finish they are there every step of the way. He provides exceptional services and really makes you feel like an individual and your best self. I would, and have, recommend them over and over again!*

- R C

I had a great experience with Dr. Gonyon and his team. Dr. Gonyon always has time to answer all my questions and concerns. You can tell he really loves what he does. I am so happy with my results and would recommend Dr. Gonyon to everyone.*

- C J

Take the Next Step

If you have any questions about liposuction or are wondering if you’re a good candidate, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Johnstown, COtoday. You can count on our team to help you make an informed decision. Call us at (970) 624-7979 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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