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WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PROCESS LIKE AFTER LIPOSUCTION?

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Liposuction Miami is a surgical procedure which removes the stubborn fat which persists in areas like abdomen, flanks, thighs and the buttocks. Sometimes these stubborn fat deposits are hereditary and you might not be able to lose them even with the help of diet and exercise. A lot of people think that liposuction is a weight loss procedure, but it is a procedure which has been designed to help you stay fit and healthy and address the problem areas and improve the body contour. Even the fittest individuals undergo the procedure to lose those pockets of fat. If you are planning to undergo the procedure, then here is all you need to know about its recovery process.

Immediate Follow-up

When you plan to undergo the procedure, your surgeon will give you guidelines to follow, which will ensure a speedy recovery and great results. After the anaesthesia wears off you may experience some pain especially within the first 48 hours after the procedure. A long-acting anaesthetic will numb the tissues and help in healing, which is the most uncomfortable part of the recovery process. Any pain which you might experience can be managed with the help of oral medication which would be prescribed to you by the surgeon. There would be redness and swelling right after the procedure.

Depending upon the procedure which you’ve chosen to undergo, you might be expected to wear a support garment for the first three to six weeks for recovery, which help to reduce the swelling. The places where incisions have been made might drain a small amount of fluid after the procedure. Some surgeons use an advance dressing technique to support the area and which minimizes the likelihood of swelling and bleeding.

First Two weeks after the procedure

After the procedure, you are recommended to get a lot of rest and limit your movement as it will aid in your recovery. Try to keep the affected areas of the body elevated by resting it on a pillow and avoiding bending over, straining your body or lifting anything heavy for the first few days. Though the chances of experiencing pain after 48 hours of the surgery aren’t too high, if you have sensitive skin then you might experience discomfort for a week or two.

Seven to ten days after the procedure the bruising and swelling starts to dissipate but the residual swelling may be there for another 4 months. Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medication, smoking and alcohol should be avoided at all costs as they can increase the risk of bleeding and also act as a hindrance in the healing process.

Two to six weeks after the procedure

Walking after the procedure can help to minimize swelling and lower the risks of blood clots. Moderate activities can be gradually reintroduced and strenuous exercises should be avoided for four to six weeks as it might cause fluid retention in the treatment areas. Exposure to sun and heat should be avoided for 6 weeks.

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