If you are contemplating liposuction, knowledge about the procedure and what happens afterwards is a good thing. As you may know, liposuction is major surgery. It’s purpose is to get rid of stubborn fat in areas such as the thighs, upper arms, and abdomen. It’s done with small incisions that allow your surgeon to use a cannula under your skin to suction the fat cells. Following surgery and time in recovery, you will be allowed to go home. But there are some special considerations for optimum recovery. Read on:
You will be given an elastic, compression garment to help speed your recovery and you will be given instructions on how to use it. In order to ensure that your body heals effectively and that you don’t accidentally tear open your incision site, it’s crucial that you wear your compression garment for as long as your surgeon recommends. That is typically one to two weeks following your procedure.
Walking is a very good thing. It will help your blood circulation and prevent blot clots from forming. But if you are usually very active and enjoy running, playing sports and working out, it’s important to take a break from these activities while your body heals. We will encourage you to avoid strenuous activities for at least a few weeks following your surgery or until you get the go-ahead from your surgeon.
The best way to heal from any type of surgery is to rest and relax. This is absolutely essential following your liposuction surgery. Our patients are encouraged to take at least a week off of work to allow their body to heal. The take-away: The more rest and relaxation your body gets, the better and faster it will heal.
Liposuction is a safe and popular procedure. If you would like to learn more about it, we invite you to call our office to schedule a consultation appointment, today.