What Should You Do After Liposuction to Get the Best Results?

The main benefit of having liposuction is that it improves areas of excess fat on parts of the body that have been resistant to diet and exercise. When you lose weight normally through traditional techniques, the fat cells remain but simply lose some of their fat content. Liposuction from our Vancouver area office, on the other hand, will permanently remove those fat cells that remain directly below the skin. Once the fat has been removed, it can’t grow back. Although most of the hard work is done in the office and liposuction is less invasive compared to some other forms of plastic surgery, it’s important to remember that what the patient does at-home during their recovery will have a major impact on the type of results they get. There’s no way of knowing for sure what to expect during recovery as the experience varies from patient to patient depending on their age, overall health, prior medical history, and other factors.

Here’s what patients can do at home to optimize the outcome from this procedure while avoiding complications. It’s normal to experience mild bruising, swelling, and discomfort but these side effects will typically resolve on their own within a few weeks.

  • Wear Compression Garments as Directed

While you’re recovering, the surgeon will give you a compression garment or elastic bandages that will need to be worn around the areas that surgery was performed on. These help to keep swelling down, decrease discomfort, and help your body contours adapt to their new shape. Follow your surgeon’s instructions for wearing them.

  • Limit Your Activity

Try to reduce your activity and avoid strenuous exercise after liposuction. The compression garments will restrict your movements and you’ll need to give yourself time to heal so plan accordingly and get support if you have small children.

  • Go For Walks

Light movement such as gentle walks can help you recover at a faster rate even though heavy exercise should be avoided.

Liposuction is a safe way of reducing stubborn fat on isolated areas of the body. Find out whether you’re eligible for liposuction in the Vancouver area at the practice of Dr. Owen Reid to enhance your body shape. Give us a call at 604-343-9309 or submit a contact form to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of body contouring procedures.