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How Long Does it Take to Recover from Liposuction?

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How Long Does it Take to Recover from Liposuction?

Many people seek out Dr. Tenley Lawton looking for a solution to areas of stubborn fat that refuse to go away even with good weight management and exercise. For the removal of difficult fat, nothing works better than liposuction

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*Individual Results May Vary

How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction works almost anywhere on the body where people have areas of excess fat, including under the chin, around the abdomen and sides, around the arms and thighs, to reduce back fat and to contour the waistline. Because liposuction requires skill and artistry to make sure patients see the best results, experienced liposuction professionals like Dr. Lawton should perform your procedure.

To perform your liposuction, Dr. Lawton makes small incisions to insert cannulas under the skin and into the fat layer. The cannulas break up areas of fat and suction them away. Treatment can take from one to four hours, depending on the size of the area and the amount of fat to remove. 

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Liposuction?

Liposuction recovery lasts about two weeks. You may have a compression garment to wear for a few days to support your recovery. Most people can resume moderate activity after this time but should wait for Dr. Lawton’s approval before resuming intensive activities.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

What is Liposuction with Renuvion®?

Liposuction treatments work even better when combined with Renuvion®. This radiofrequency (RF) treatment also uses helium gas, allowing it to work at a cooler and more comfortable temperature than standard RF treatments. A small cannula delivers the energy directly to the inside of the skin, where it benefits the most. 

Renuvion® stimulates the production of collagen, a key structural protein that gives the skin firmness, tightness, and elasticity. While liposuction alone will not cause much improvement in loose skin, adding Renuvion® can improve skin’s tightness and tone. 

What are the Benefits of Liposuction with Renuvion®?

The benefits of liposuction, enhanced by those from Renuvion®, offer patients excellent results. 

Immediate Fat Removal

While most other treatments require patients to wait for the body to clear away treated fat cells, liposuction removes them during the procedure, so no long wait for results to appear. 

Firmer Skin

With Renuvion®, liposuction can produce fat removal that smooths an area, and Renuvion® can tighten the skin to leave the treated area looking firmer and more sculpted. 

Only One Treatment

While some methods of body sculpting require an extended series of treatments, liposuction works in one session, so patients should not need any repeat procedures. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

You may be a good candidate if you have reasonable expectations, have no serious health problems, and do not smoke. The ideal candidate is within 20-30 pounds of their ideal body weight and can maintain stable body weight to keep their results consistent.


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about liposuction? You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Tenley Lawton by filling out the form on this page or calling Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999.

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*Individual Results May Vary.

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