Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that eliminates excess and unwanted fats and produces firm, tightened muscles and skin that could help tremendously in making the body or the face look much younger and more attractive. However, since it pays to be beautiful, aside from the cost of the procedure itself, patients need to go through a liposuction post op which needs recovery time and some good maintenance and care.
The most common and normal liposuction post op issue is the swelling, bruising, tenderness and pain of the affected area. Of course, it is anticipated that these things will happen because of the procedure of liposuction. Anesthetic solutions and tools that are inserted and stuck under the skin to help in removing the fatty deposits in the body may have injured to the subcutaneous capillaries during liposuction.
There are many ways of aiding the healing after liposuction. It all depends on the technique used during the procedure. For traditional methods, the post operative concern is bleeding with associated swelling. To reduce the swelling and avoid bleeding, a high compression garment is highly recommended to be placed on the area to constrict the damaged blood vessels and control the blood flow and stop it at once. These garments may need to be used for as long as six weeks.
For tumescent techniques which are more used now than the traditional method, the incisions are not all sutured up to prevent the extra blood tinged fluids from draining out of the area. Special absorption pads are used to soak up the drainage. A compression garment may also be required to be worn but not as long as with the traditional methods. For post op, surgeons insert tiny drainage tubes in the skin to allow the blood tinged fluids to flow out of the body easily allowing less swelling. These are one of the best ways to make liposuction post op more comfortable and less painful. It also helps in shortening the recovery period. However, not all plastic surgeons do this especially those who are not well trained in this method. Remember to choose the surgeon that’ll do the procedure for you.
Getting plenty of rest for about a day or more could tremendously help in the recovering fast and effectively. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids especially water to hydrate your body. Don’t forget to take the prescribed pain medications on time. For the first two weeks, it is suggested to avoid taking a shower or bath to reduce the risk of infections since the wound sites are still fresh and open.