Wednesday, November 30, 2022

What to Expect After the Liposuction Surgery?

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Your surgeon and staff will explain what to expect after liposuction surgery, but there are some common misunderstandings about what to expect. Liposuction is a surgical procedure, and it, like any other surgical procedure, takes time to heal before you can return to complete health.

Therefore, it is utterly important to know what to expect after liposuction surgery. Read ahead to learn more:

You’ll experience some swelling

You’ll experience some swelling in the area treated right after liposuction. It is entirely normal and to be expected. When you see your reflection in the mirror after liposuction, you may not see the results you desired – give it time! In addition to the swelling, you will most likely have some tumescent fluid in the area that will drain after the procedure. Your results may appear amazing right after the process, but if they don’t, give it time. You will be called back to get your “after” photos in about 3 months when we expect optimal results.

You’ll require transportation home

Oral sedatives helps you relax during the procedure. It’s normal to feel a little groggy afterwards, so don’t plan on going to any parties right after your procedure. After a liposuction procedure, you won’t drive yourself home, so make sure you have someone to drive you home.

You’ll almost certainly have to take some time off from work.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure! There are some exceptions, but you’ll need to schedule time off for the next 48 hours. Not only will you be groggy, but you’ll also likely have drainage and feel tired in general. Liposuction should not be scheduled in conjunction with a major work project or deadline.

You may experience some discomfort or pain.

Everyone’s body is different, and everyone’s pain tolerance is different. Some patients will not experience pain after surgery, while others will. It’s important to understand that some pain or discomfort following a liposuction procedure is normal and not necessarily indicative of a problem. Every liposuction patient receives a prescription for pain medication, which they can fill if necessary after the procedure, ensuring that they have quick access to pain relief if they need it.

There will be some drainage.

After a liposuction procedure, you’ll have some incisions and some drainage from the site for the next 48 hours, regardless of what type of liposuction procedure you had. That’s one of the reasons you may not want to return to work! You’ll have the necessary gauze and medical tape, to replace regularly over the next few days. The incisions should heal without the need for stitches, though a single stitch may be required in some cases.

You will schedule for follow-up appointments.

Just because you’ve had surgery doesn’t mean you’re finished. Be open and allow your surgeon to examine the incisions to ensure a proper healing process. In most cases, you’ll have a follow-up appointment in two weeks and another in three months, though some areas may require more frequent visits.

It will take a few weeks for you to recover fully.

Don’t expect to get back to normal after a few days off. Your body is still healing, even if you can’t see it. For the next few weeks, you’ll only be able to do low-impact exercises. Your surgeon briefs you when to resume your normal activities. Two weeks is a general guideline, but some patients – particularly the elderly – may require more time, so keeping those follow-up appointments is critical.

Your skin will gradually retract.

When fat eliminates via liposuction or weight loss, the previously stretched skin can feel slightly loose. Over time, loose skin will naturally retract (ask any woman who has gone through pregnancy). The results of liposuction combined with a skin-tightening treatment like a laser or RF treatment will not be immediate. These treatments encourage the formation of collagen, which makes skin more elastic, but the final results take about three months.

If you have scars, they will fade over time.

Some patients will notice visible scarring at the incision site after liposuction – about the size of a freckle. These are done in discreet places, and most people won’t notice them unless someone points it out. These scars will fade over time, but it will take a long time. It’s critical to follow your surgeon’s after-care instructions when visiting the cosmetic surgery clinic in Dubai or any other place, to help minimize the appearance of scars (stay out of the sun!).

You are not fat-proof.

It’s tempting to believe that you can eat whatever you want after liposuction, but this is not the case! Although fat does not regenerate, this does not mean that extra calories will disappear. As always, your diet and exercise routine will determine whether you lose or gain weight.

In all, one needs to be careful and maintain a healthy lifestyle in the post-recovery process. This greatly augments the effectiveness of the surgery and bestows the patient with the desired results.

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