The pain that you may experience following a liposuction might be closer to muscle soreness or possibly the kind of burn after a heavy workout. Pain gets intense when the area is flexed or touched but is bearable otherwise. The intensity of the soreness and discomfort might peak at 36 to 72 hours following surgery.

Since you are undergoing a cosmetic procedure, surgeons don’t want you to experience pain and try to make it as pleasant and comfortable as possible. If you are undergoing liposuction for 1 or 2 areas, the pain is often tolerable. However, there may be a lot of discomfort and pain if more areas are involved. Most surgeons will prescribe you sufficient pain killers to ensure that you have a pain free post op course.