What is the recovery time?

Recovery following a knee liposuction procedure is relatively short. As with most other body contouring cosmetic surgery procedures, patients will be required to wear a compression garment for the first week or two following surgery to reduce bruising and swelling.

What are the side effects?

Bruising and swelling are the most common side effects following knee liposuction. If there is not enough collagen production at the incision site, the skin may appear uneven or dimpled.

How soon will I see results?

Patients should begin to see results from their knee liposuction procedure within a week or two following surgery, once the swelling and bruising have subsided. The knees will look more in proportion with the rest of the body.

Dr. Orloff recommends keeping to a regular exercise and diet program in order to maintain the effects of any liposuction procedure. The legs and knees are one of the first areas of the body to benefit from a good exercise and diet plan.

Are there any risks?

As with any surgical procedure, rare risks from knee liposuction are bleeding and infection. Differences between the sides are a possibility.