The best thing to do for liposuction recovery is take it easy, and get lots of rest. This doesn’t mean to spend all your time in bed, but be sure not to over exert yourself. It’s fairly common to feel a some discomfort and be a little sore after a liposuction procedure, but this soon fades and you won’t even notice after a short period. Some bruising and post-operative swelling is quite common and to be expected.
Many people can return to a desk job just a couple days later, depending on the type of procedure. It’s to be expected there would be some soreness at this time, and increase with the more areas treated for liposuction.
Most liposuction recovery patients can return to a light exercise routine a day or two later, and can fly the following day. Swelling is expected to last several weeks (but compression garments can help) depending on liposuction procedure.