What is the recovery period like?
Most of the bruising and swelling should subside within three weeks. To speed the healing process and to reduce the likelihood of post-operative complications, Dr. Kremer will probably tell you to begin light activity as soon as possible. You should be able to return to work within a few days if your work is fairly sedentary. You should avoid strenuous activities for several weeks as your body heals, but within 6 weeks you should be able to resume all normal activities.
In some patients - depending on the individual skin quality - Dr. Kremer may find it indicated to initiate a postoperative treatment with Endermology™. This external treatment will be continued for several weeks over at least 30 minutes per session and aids in quicker reduction of postoperative swelling as well as formation of a smoother skin surface.
It's important to continue wearing the compression garment, which should be easily hidden under your clothing, until Dr. Kremer tells you that it is no longer necessary.