Diet and exercise are two cornerstones of a healthy life, but they can’t always ensure that your body will be as toned and svelte as you’d like it to be. That’s why men and women who have stubborn pockets of fat that they can’t get rid of turn to liposuction. This surgical body contouring procedure can target the small persistent areas of fat almost anywhere on the body.* If you’re one of the thousands of people planning for a liposuction procedure this year, you might be interested in how you can fast-track your recovery.*
1. Take Some Downtime
Liposuction can deliver impressive results,* but you’ll need to take some time for yourself before you jump back into normal life. Depending upon how extensive your procedure is as well as the physical demands of your job, you may be able to return to work anywhere between 2 days to a week after your procedure.*
Don’t rush your recovery. Take the time off to give your body a chance to kick start its healing process. During your first few days, focus on managing any discomfort you have and be sure to drink plenty of water. This will help with the swelling.*
2. Wear a Compression Garment
Speaking of swelling, your plastic surgeon may recommend that you wear a compression garment over your liposuction site. The garment will help make you more comfortable, aid in managing post-surgical swelling and can also encourage your improved contours into their new, slimmer shape.*
3. Follow Your Plastic Surgeon’s Instructions
Your plastic surgeon should give you all the information you’ll need to enjoy a smooth recovery.* From foods to focus on to activities to avoid, it’s important to follow your plastic surgeon’s recommendations for an optimal liposuction recovery.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.