You will need to limit your activity for the first couple of days - no strenuous exercise, lifting or bending over. Avoid any type of aerobic exercise (any activity that raises your pulse above 90) for at least three weeks. That much work may increase your swelling. Many are able to return to work almost immediately. It depends on what you do and the activity level of your job. Resumption of activities also depends on the extent of your Tumescent Liposuction, your health, and how you heal. In general the discomfort lessens significantly in 2-4 days. Stabilizing your tissues in an After Liposuction Surgery Garment increases your comfort and ability to get around.