After the operation
You should take it easy for a few days at home, and after 2-3 days you can replace the cotton wrapping with a fitting nursing bra or go without a bra completely. Be careful not to apply any great pressure to the breasts and that you dress the upper body warmly. These measures help to support the growth of the fat cells. The breasts will be swollen and blue in some places for the first few days, but there should not be great pain. The suctioned areas may be rather sensitive, and the pain is described as “muscle ache”. After about a week, the swelling has reached its peak, and then the breast volume continues to decrease. At the end of the fourth week, the approximate final volume is attained, and there is still a tissue loss of about 10% for up to 3 months. After 3 months the result will permanently stabilize.
The bruising disappears within the next 2 weeks, but you should continue to wear the compression garments on the liposuctioned areas for about 4 weeks.