After the surgery there is usually soreness, swelling, bruising and a discomfort feeling. The area is covered with bandages and a special compression garment is placed around the thighs in order to limit the swelling. All the symptoms subside in the few weeks following surgery, patients can return to their work 1 to 2 weeks later and they can resume their normal routine after 3 weeks. During the first days following the procedure it is very important that patients move carefully to help the bruising fade quickly and the incisions heal. After about 6 weekes, when the body has completeley recovered, results will be completely visible: the thighs will look well shaped and the skin will be smooth and firm.