WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER LIPOSUCTION

shutterstock_321251663Every liposuction patient should know what to expect after the procedure, including the side effects and time required for full recovery. Even though the post-liposuction side effects and healing time can be different for different people, there are some effects that are common among the majority of patients.

You must do proper research and talk about the LIPOSUCTION procedure with your plastic surgeon to know what to expect after the procedure. The most common things you can expect right after liposuction include swelling, bruising, and a feeling of lumpiness and bumpiness.

You may also experience pain right after the liposuction procedure. This is normal, and your surgeon may prescribe you medication to manage the pain, as well as antibiotics; however, if the pain becomes unbearable, you should see your surgeon immediately. Moreover, you will experience inflammation and soreness at the surgical site, which may last for a few weeks or months. If the inflammation is accompanied by pain, contact your doctor, because it may be a sign of infection.

Even though liposuction is normally one of the safest plastic surgeries, there is a chance that you may experience fever, headache, and sickness. If the intensity of your fever or pain increases, you should immediately consult your surgeon. Bruises from the surgery will gradually heal in four to six weeks.

After the liposuction procedure, your surgeon will also recommend that you wear compression garments to maintain your new body contours while you heal. You can expect your doctor to advise you on how long to wear the garments. Most liposuction patients wear these garments for a few months.

You will also have scars at the surgical site, but they will be small and almost invisible. If you notice an abnormality in the scarring, see your surgeon. Also, it is important to schedule regular follow-up visits with your surgeon to monitor your healing process.

Remember, your recovery period is actually your time for healing and rest; therefore, you should focus on your healing and avoid any type of stress, including worrying about work. If you feel stressed out, you should take limited and slow walks. This will not only alleviate your stress, but also help prevent blood clot formation and constipation. Remember, taking good care of yourself after liposuction is the key to fast recovery; therefore, you should eat healthy foods, stay stress-free, and maintain a good lifestyle.

 

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