How To Prepare For Lower Body Lift Surgery

Lower Body Lift Surgery

How To Prepare For Lower Body Lift SurgeryLower body lift, clinically called a belt lipectomy, is a popular surgery. While this is a relatively more invasive plastic surgery procedure, you can achieve safe, predictable, and beautiful results with thorough preparation. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides lower body lift surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Steps to Take Two Weeks Before

You would be asked to stop smoking at least two weeks before the surgery. Smoking hampers blood flow, which can impact the healing process. This is one of the reasons why the surgeon will ask you to quit smoking for at least two weeks following the procedure as well.

Blood thinners, such as aspirin, Vitamin E, and ibuprofen should be avoided as well. In addition, medications may be prescribed to some patients before the surgery. Patients should follow all surgeon instructions for a successful lower body lift procedure.

Steps to Take the Day Before

You should clean your body thoroughly a day before the lower body lift cosmetic surgery. This is to minimize the risk of infection. You should avoid alcohol the night before the surgery as well. It’s crucial to receive a good night’s rest. You should be well rested for your lower body lift procedure. Your cosmetic surgeon may also provide you with additional instructions.

Steps to Take on the Day of the Surgery

Lower body lift procedure doesn’t take more than 2 – 4 hours depending on the person’s unique cosmetic goals. You would be given general or local anesthesia before the surgery. You shouldn’t plan on driving yourself since the effects of the procedure may linger for a few hours following the procedure.

You would be provided with a detailed list of post-operative instructions from the surgeon. These instructions should be precisely followed for ensuring a successful recovery period.

Arranging After-care and Transportation

Discomfort following the lower body lift procedure will be minimal immediately. However, you won’t be in a position to drive home. You may still be under anesthesia effects. Therefore, you should arrange for transportation with a family member or friend.

You should keep a relatively light schedule the week following the lower body lift procedure. Having someone to help with everyday activities following the procedure can make your recovery process easier.

Getting Enough Nutrients

You should supplement your diet with high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, selenium, copper and zinc before and after the procedure. Each of these nutrients play an important role in building the immune system and wound healing. It also reduces the chance of infection. Obtaining enough nutrients is particularly important for recovery after comprehensive procedures, such as lower body lift surgery.

Staying Hydrated

You should drink minimum of 6 – 8 glasses of water every day following the surgery. In fact, you should drink enough water a day before the surgery as well for cleansing and hydrating the body. Fluid intake is reduced during the surgery which makes water particularly important.

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.

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