How To Care For Your Body Before & After Surgery
Liposuction is one of the more common cosmetic procedures performed, as it can help eliminate stubborn, unwanted fat that diet and exercise haven’t been able to fix. This method of body contouring is achieved by removing excess fat cells, through small incisions. A narrow tube (cannula) is inserted and used to break up excess fat cells in the area, which are quickly removed through the cannula.
Before you decide to have liposuction, it is important to familiarize yourself with the recommended before and after surgery care by your cosmetic surgeon. By following these guidelines you will ensure optimal results, and a quicker recovery time.
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How Can I Prepare for Liposuction?
First, you should be sure to consult with your cosmetic surgeon to make sure that you are healthy enough to have liposuction (or any other cosmetic procedure). A liposuction candidate must be in good physical health prior to surgery. Once you have received the okay from your surgeon, it is important to understand the realistic expectations of liposuction. This procedure removes fat cells, but it does not keep them away forever. To maintain your results, it will be important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery.
After Liposuction – The Recovery
Recovery from liposuction is relatively quick. Patients may experience some bruising, bleeding, burning, minor pain and temporary numbness at first. However, patients should be able to resume their normal daily activities and routine within 5 to 7 days. Swelling will gradually dissipate taking 6 months – revealing your new and improved shape.
Be sure to make arrangements with a friend or family member who can help you for the first couple of days following surgery. You will need someone to drive you home following the procedure, as well as to help with small daily tasks for a few days. It will be important to rest and take it easy in order for you to minimize complications. A good recovery is a vital part of your end result.
Maintaining Your Liposuction Results
With the right care and plan you will be able to maintain your results for a lifetime. Patients should maintain a healthy lifestyle, maintaining weight and exercising, that will aid in keeping new fat cells away. By focusing on eating well and exercise you will help to ensure that your new shape lasts.
Dr. Elliot Duboys of Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC has over 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, and performing liposuction. If you would like to find out more on how you may be able to benefit from liposuction, please contact us at our office. We will work with you to schedule a time for a liposuction consultation with Dr. Duboys. Our practice is located in Huntington, NY and we serve patients all over the Nassau and Suffolk County, NY areas.