Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
How long does the healing take after the surgery
For the first 2 days there is significant soreness and stiffness, requiring use of analgesia such as Panadeine Forte. After a week, most of the pain has subsided. Usually it takes about 3 weeks before being able to return to heavy exercise such as weight training.