Liposuction plastic surgery involves a long recovery process and a downtime of 7 – 10 days. Your surgeon during the pre-op consultation will discuss various aspects of the surgery, including estimated recovery time. You should make sure to follow the surgeon’s recovery instructions diligently. This will shorten your overall recovery period and minimize your risk of post-op complications.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides liposuction to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Recovery in the First One Week
The recovery process following liposuction procedure may last for a few days. The treated site and type of technique used for liposuction determine the recovery period. It is recommended that you wear compression garments for the first few weeks following your liposuction procedure to improve your recovery. Most patients feel well enough to remove the compression garment after a few weeks.
Many patients feel discomfort and pain following their surgery. This is usually mild and can be taken care of by moderate walking inside the home to promote blood flow and pain meds. Most patients are able to walk around normally within a week of their liposuction surgery. They even return to work with minimal discomfort. Patients should consider taking showers instead of baths for the first few days following their liposuction procedure. Bruising, inflammation, and numbness recede during this phase.
You should expect drainage following tumescent liposuction from the incision site. This drainage is the anesthetic solution and quite normal. It decreases recovery time and enhances healing.
Recovery During the First Few Weeks
Inflammation following the liposuction procedure will take a few weeks to subside. The outcome of the procedure will become more apparent once it settles. Recovery time tends to be more extensive if the treatment area is large.
Skin around the treated site may also appear loose, which will eventually become tauter. It may take about 6 months for the skin to become normal. This depends on the skin elasticity. It’s critical for liposuction patients to check their incisions for infection. They should also attend all post-operative consultations with their surgeons to determine if the healing is happening the way it should.
At times, excessive inflammation can indicate side effects and other risks. This makes it necessary for patients to speak with their surgeon and ensure a smooth and predictable healing.
Exercise Following the Liposuction Procedure
You should ask the surgeon for individual and precise instructions following the liposuction surgery. Many plastic surgeons don’t advise strenuous exercises following the procedure. You may be asked to perform gentle exercises to prevent blood clots from forming in the legs. You should think about increasing the intensity of your exercise after 2 weeks following the liposuction surgery.
Results of Liposuction Surgery
Complete results of the liposuction surgery will become apparent within a few months following the surgery. You will notice certain results immediately. Liposuction can remove about 10 pounds of fat from the body, resulting in pleasing body contours. However, you should understand the surgery is designed to enhance your body’s shape and not lose weight.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for liposuction.
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For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.
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