After liposuction you will be asked to wear a compression garment and you can normally go back to work within 2-3 days after surgery. Strenuous activity will be limited for a couple weeks. There will be swelling (and maybe some bruising) but you should notice an immediate difference in the shape of the area! Your body will continue to shape for the next 4-6 months after your procedure.
Permanence of Results
Fat cells that are removed by liposuction DO NOT GROW BACK. As long as the patient does not gain excessive amounts of weight, the new, more pleasing silhouette is permanent. In fact, the areas treated by liposuction often prove harder to gain weight as opposed to areas not previously treated. It is recommended to eat healthy and exercise regularly following liposuction to ensure your results last a lifetime.