Thigh & Body Lift: Prepare for Your Procedure
It’s important to prepare properly before coming in for a thigh and body lift. At our Denver offices, we tell our patients that preparation is a crucial element of ensuring a speedy recovery and optimal results. This guide will walk you through the essentials before you come in for your appointment.
At Your Consultation
The first step in a successful surgery is choosing the right cosmetic surgeon. Evaluate each surgeon you consult with carefully, and take the time to find the perfect fit for your needs. Here are just a few questions you can ask to help you make the best choice:
- Are you board certified?
- What types of licenses and credentials do you hold?
- Do you perform many thigh and body lifts?
- What is the complication percentage for thigh and body lifts from your office?
You want a surgeon who is experienced not just in all types of procedures, but specifically in the thigh and body lift. You also should feel comfortable on a personal level, enough to ask any questions or address any concerns that may arise throughout the experience.
Preparing For Surgery
By making a few arrangements ahead of time, recovery from your thigh and body lift will go more smoothly. This is all part of preparing for surgery, which takes place long before setting foot in the operating room itself.
- Have someone ready to drive you to and from your surgery, and to stay with you for the first 24 hours after you’re home again.
- Line up help for the first several days around the house, especially if you have children or pets.
- Set up meals ahead of time, either by cooking and freezing in advance, or by having delivery menus next to your phone.
- Rearrange your home life and work schedule to shift stress elsewhere during your recovery. Paying bills ahead of time and moving pressing appointments to fall before surgery or after recovery are both great ways to reduce stress.
- Before your surgery, wash your thighs and lower body with special antimicrobial soap. Avoid the use of makeup or lotions afterward.
- Wear loose clothing that’s easy to get on and off to your appointment, and slip-on shoes.
- Inform Dr. Campanile if you’re taking any prescription medications. He should also know of any supplements or vitamins you’re taking as well.
- Quit smoking at least two weeks before surgery, and refrain from smoking until at least two weeks following your procedure. The more time you can give your body time to heal smoke-free, the better.
You should expect to feel sore and tired after your thigh and body lift. It’s best not to fight it, and instead to give your body the rest and relaxation it needs to heal and recover.
- You may have to wear a special compression garment in order to facilitate healing.
- You can expect to look a little swollen and bruised at first, though this should dissipate quickly as you heal.
- Light activities can often be resumed within several days
- More vigorous exercise can begin again after Dr. Campanile gives the go-ahead.
Most importantly, don’t push yourself during your recovery period. Give your body all the tools it needs to heal, and you’ll be rewarded with a more comfortable experience as well as better results:
- Follow any special instructions from Dr. Campanile
- Get plenty of rest and relaxation
- Avoid stress as much as possible
- Eat plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, and drink plenty of water
By following these guidelines, your body and thigh lift from our Denver offices should go smoothly, and the healing process even more so. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us before your appointment.
303-345-7476, conveniently located in Denver, Colorado.