While liposuction is quite safe and can help to successfully remove stubborn fat from unwanted parts of
the body, it’s still a surgical procedure that requires care and attention for a proper recovery. Knowing
what to expect post-surgery can help make the recovery process easier.
After the Liposuction procedure, you will be worn a compression garment and monitored while in the
recovery room. Vital signs will be checked, including blood pressure and oxygen levels, and you will be
observed for signs of nausea or dizziness.
You can expect to feel mild discomfort, soreness, redness and swelling. Prescribed medications can help
ease the discomfort. The compression garment will help reduce swelling and promote healing. Swelling
usually starts to go down by the end of the first week of the procedure.
For the first few days after the procedure, you will need to keep the compression garment on 24 hours a
day. Move every two hours to prevent the formation of blood clots. This will also help reduce swelling.
The compression garment needs to be worn 24 hours a day and removed only for bathing and washing
till the fourth week.
It can take few weeks for the swelling to resolve and the results of the liposuction are completely
While liposuction removes a certain number of fat cells in the treatment area for good,
You should not try to rush your recovery, but there are certain things you can do to help your body’s
natural healing process.
1. Eat well
Even if you’re healthy, surgery is tough on your body. Proper healing requires good nutrition. You can
prepare healthy meals ahead of your surgery since you likely won’t feel like cooking. Be sure to eat well
and eat regularly.
Include plenty of fresh fruits and veggies in your diet to help boost recovery and limit inflammation.
Drink plenty of water post-procedure. Hydration is a key component of successful recovery. You can infuse your water with fresh fruit if you need a change.
Taking it easy and getting plenty of sleep in the first few weeks following your surgery are the best ways
to help your body heal.
4.Take a walk
While exercise is not recommended during your recovery, light movement can actually help to speed
your body’s healing. If you feel up to it, taking short walks is a great way to get moving without straining
5.Ask for help
When possible, you should ask for a friend or family member to help you with activities such as cleaning,
caring for young children or running errands.
Following a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water and participating in a regular exercise routine (once
your surgeon clears you to do so) can help promote healing, maintain a healthy body weight and help
you achieve your desired body contour after the swelling goes dow…