Simultaneous Tucking Procedure
For patients requiring a simultaneous tucking procedure, liposuction recovery can be more prolonged. These may include: reverse tummy tuck, mini tuck, arm tuck, upper body lift, lower body lift, and medial thigh tuck.
These procedures do require a longer incision line which then delays your liposuction recovery by virtue of needing an incision line to heal prior to becoming physically active. Moreover, the reason for this delay is that bacteria live on our skin and an infection can occur if the bacteria is able to penetrate the incision line and get inside the body.
Additionally, a longer incision intuitively increases the potential for the bacteria to get in, especially with sweating. Patients who undergo a simultaneous liposuction and tucking procedure may then return to physical activity at the three to four week postoperative period.