Recovery After Liposuction

Recovery After Liposuction

This is typically an outpatient procedure, so you can go home the same day; however, if a significant amount of fat is removed, you may indeed be required to remain at the hospital overnight for observation.

Whether you have to stay overnight or not, you will need someone to drive you home when you are released. You will be sore and likely experiencing residual effects from the anesthesia but rather pain medication, making driving unsafe.

The Initial Three Days

You will have been given a compression garment or elastomer bandages to wrap around the therapies by your surgeon. It’s critical to wear these consistently because they help reduce edema and contour your tissue to its new shape.

Small drains may also be placed there at surgical sites. These keep fluid from pooling around the incisions, which slows healing. If you have these drains, your surgeon will explain how to care for them and how long you will be wearing them. Expect some soreness and pain during the initial days as you recover.

Your surgeon will have prescribed pain medication to help you cope with the discomfort, so stick to it. You should also plan to limit the activity during this time.

Although your compression garments may limit your movements, it is also necessary to limit unnecessary activity whenever possible. It’s a good idea to hire help around the house for the next few days, especially if you’ve got young children.

Weeks 1-2

After a few days of total rest and moderate pain, you should notice a significant reduction in pain and soreness a week or two after your procedure.

Many people can work again after two weeks, but if your job is particularly physical or demanding, you may need to take more time off to fully recover. You must continue to wear your compression socks during this time.

Weeks 3-5

Patients typically no longer experience pain or soreness after one month. Swelling may persist, but this is normal. It can take months for swelling to go away completely.

You will most likely start to see visible results at this point as well. Remember that your results will strengthen as the swelling and bruising heal. Most people can resume light exercise after four weeks, but heavy and otherwise strenuous behaviour should still be avoided.

Week 6 and Onwards

The majority of bruising but also swelling should really have subsided by six weeks, but some people may experience lingering swelling.

You will most likely no longer require shapewear at this point, and your activity levels will also no longer be restricted unless your doctor orders otherwise. You should be able to see the full extent of your liposuction results by this point.

Suggestions for Recovery

While you should not try to hasten your recovery, there are some things you can do to aid your body’s natural healing.

Eat Healthily

Even if you are in healthy life, surgery is physically demanding. Good nutrition is required for proper healing. Because you won’t feel like cooking after surgery, you can prepare healthy meals ahead of time.

Make sure to eat well and on a regular basis. Always have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet to aid recovery and reduce inflammation.

Keep Hydrated

After the procedure, drink abundance broth and water. Hydration is critical to a speedy recovery. Infuse your brine with fresh fruit if you desire to try something different.  Take a break. Taking it faster and easier and getting plenty of rest are the best ways to support your body heal in the first few weeks after surgery.

Take a Stroll

While exercise is not advised during your recovery, luminous movement can actually help your body heal faster. Short walks are a fantastic way to get moving without forcing your body if you feel up to it.

How Long Is the Recovery After Liposuction?

When making preparations for the treatment, it’s crucial to take the recuperation time following liposuction into account. Although recovery timeframes can vary depending on the degree of the liposuction and other conditions, it is important to know what to anticipate generally.

Patients frequently feel some degree of edema, bruising, and discomfort in the treated regions after liposuction. The acute phase, also known as the early healing phase, often lasts one to two weeks. It’s crucial to adhere to your surgeon’s post-operative recommendations during this period, which may involve using compression clothing, taking painkillers as directed, and taking care of your wounds properly.

Rest and moderate physical activity are advised during the first few days following liposuction to allow the body to recuperate. It can be advised that you stay away from demanding tasks, hard lifting, and exercise at this time. It’s important to pay attention to your body and gradually raise activity levels as your surgeon advises.

Candan Mezilli

I graduated from Ankara University Medical School in 2005. The same year, i began to attend to six-year Plastic Surgery specialty training in İzmir at Ege University Medical School, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. In 2011, I completed my specialty training. After that, i worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon for many hospitals such as Kars Government Hospital (2011-2013), Kocaeli Darıca Farabi Government Hospital (2014). I’ve done a lot of surgeries, which helped to improve myself. Afterwards in accordance with my personal characteristics and willing to finding a wider workspace, i began to work in Special Hospitals (Ankara Kudret International Special Hospital and Ankara Keçiören Special Hospital (2014-2015). Between 2015-2018 I worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Bodrum Acıbadem Special Hospital, which is biggest hospital group of Turkey. While working in Bodrum Acıbadem Special Hospital I had the opportunity operated both national and international patients. Dr. Candan Mezili is now working in private practice in his own office.

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