Lower Body Lift Surgery Recovery
Sagging tissue and skin in the lower body area, such as the buttocks, hips, and thighs can be tightened through a lower body lift surgery for restoring a youthful looking figure. Recovery is an integral aspect of the procedure. Patients should follow the surgeon’s instructions as closely as possible.
You would be given instructions for recovery by the surgeon’s team during the initial consultation as well as the time when you are leaving for home after the surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides lower body lift surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Immediately After Surgery
You will likely stay in the hospital overnight following the surgery. This will allow the surgeon and their team to monitor the immediate phases of recovery carefully. They will make sure the incisions are kept clean to minimize any risk of complication later. You can return home the same day of your lower body lift procedure if you have made sufficient arrangements for nursing and caretaking.
It is normal to feel some discomfort following the cosmetic surgery procedure. The surgeon will prescribe painkillers for minimizing the pain. You should start taking short walks the day after the procedure to help you heal in a better way.
It is important that you get a lot of rest when you return home following the lower body lift plastic surgery procedure. You should experiment with pillow arrangements till you find something that keeps you comfortable. You need to keep your body in the right position for healing.
It can get frustrating when you need help to bathe, eat and care for your home. However, you should not perform any strenuous activities during the first few weeks of the procedure. The process will be easier and simpler by making proper preparations before the procedure.
You may experience mild bruising and swelling at the surgical site. You would also need to empty the drainage fluids daily and wear compression garments as directed. Your surgeon may ask you to follow special dietary instructions for a few weeks.
Majority of patients are allowed to shower after 3 days of the procedure. However, you need to be careful while washing. Make sure you redress the wounds immediately. You should perform light activities to help with healing. Patients can resume work within 10 – 14 days. However, you should avoid any vigorous activities at the workplace.
Your cosmetic surgeon will ask to see you every few weeks following the surgery. These post-operative care appointments are vital to your recovery. They will help you return to normal activity. Follow-up appointments give the surgeon an opportunity to examine the incisions and conduct necessary tests. They will make modifications to your prescribed medications, compression garments, and bandages.
Most patients have their sutures and drains taken out after 2 weeks of the procedure. You may need follow-up visits every other month after the first 4 – 8 weeks. This is for the surgeon to ensure that your scars are fading and the tissues are healing. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for lower body lift surgery.
Schedule a Consultation with Frisco, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Solomon
For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Frisco, Texas, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.
Serving patients in Frisco, Dallas, McKinney, Plano, Sherman, Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.