How much pain will I be in after liposuction

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The amount of pain you will be in is directly linked to the amount of liposuction that you has had performed.  The more fat that you have had removed, the more painful it is likely to be.  Most liposuction is performed under a local anaesthetic and involves minimal pain after the surgery.  You surgeon will tell you which painkillers to use, but generally the amount of pain is controlled through over the counter pain relief.  The incisions might cause a bit of discomfort, but this ought to go within a few days. 

If you have had a lot of liposuction performed, then it is possible that the pain will be worse, and you might have to stay overnight in order to be kept comfortable.  The amount of pain is relative however.  Larger scale surgeries such as abdominoplasties are a lot more painful, with larger incisions and potential muscle damage.  Liposuction affects the surrounding tissues very minimally, and you ought to find that within a week most pain has gone.

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