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Post Weight Loss Body Contouring: Prepare for Your Procedure

Preparing for your post weight loss body contouring procedure is an important part of ensuring a great outcome and a smooth recovery. At Campanile Plastic Surgery, we’re committed to supporting you before, during and after your procedure. Use this guide to help you get ready for your body contouring surgery and recovery.

At Your Consultation

One of the ways to ensure getting excellent results is to choose a qualified surgeon who is experienced doing body contouring procedures such as liposuction and tummy tucks. Here are some questions to ask your plastic surgeon to help you decide if he or she is the person you feel most comfortable working with.

  1. Are you board certified?
  2. How much experience do you have with body contouring after weight loss?
  3. Which procedures do you recommend for me?
  4. Will my body contouring procedures be done during one visit?
  5. Where will the surgery be done?
  6. What techniques and equipment will you use?
  7. Do you have before and after photos?

Preparing for Body Contouring

The exact steps you’ll need to take to prepare for body contouring surgery will depend on which procedures you’ll have and the extent of your treatment. Here are some general guidelines to help you prepare yourself for surgery and recovery.

Personal Considerations

  1. Arrange for a ride home from surgery and for someone to stay with you during the first 24 hours after your procedure.
  2. Recruit your spouse or someone else to help out around the house during your recovery. If you have kids, make arrangements for any childcare help you might need. If you don’t have any friends or family available, consider hiring a nurse or aide to help out.
  3. Make necessary arrangements with your employers and don’t make any commitments during your recovery period. You’ll have to refrain from your normal routine for at least a few days after surgery, so plan accordingly.

Physical Considerations

  1. Shower before your appointment, paying special attention to the areas where you’ll receive treatment. These areas should be cleaned with antimicrobial soap to reduce the chance of infection. Don’t use any perfumes or lotions the day of your surgery.
  2. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing.
  3. If you smoke, quit for at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery and for at least 2 more weeks after.
  4. Tell your plastic surgeon about any medications or supplements you are taking.

Handling Recovery

  1. You may feel sore after having body contouring procedures. This is normal, and will subside as you heal.
  2. You may experience bruising, which is also normal and will go away over time.
  3. You may be asked to wear a compression garment to aid healing.
  4. Your plastic surgeon will give you detailed instructions for recovery, including when you should be able to resume normal activities. Follow these instructions closely.
  5. Be sure to get plenty of rest and allow your body the time it needs to heal. Don’t try to do too much too soon. Your patience will pay off.

If you have any questions about preparing for your breast surgery revision, please do not hesitate to contact us online or call us at 303-345-7476.

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