21 Sep Do’s and Don’ts for Liposuction
Liposuction is the most popular option to diminish lumps and bumps from localized fat and help sculpt areas to help them appear more trim and toned. Tumescent liposuction was developed by dermatologic surgeons and is performed with local anesthesia. It is an extremely safe procedure, however, like any invasive procedure it has it’s risks.
Below are some simple steps to help prevent potential complications before and after your liposuction procedure.
- Do your research. Choosing a surgeon with a good reputation is very important and can make the difference between whether you have complications or not.
- Do maintain a healthy weight before surgery. Liposuction is a procedure for shaping the body by removing localized fats in areas such as the thighs, abdomen, arms or neck. This is not a weight loss procedure.
- Do understand your options. There are several different types of liposuction to choose from:
- Tumescent liposuction uses local anesthesia and injects the fat with large amounts of anesthetic liquid which causes it to become firm. This makes the removal process easy and painless, and leaves fewer bruises during recovery.
- Ultrasonic and laser-assisted liposuction liquefies fat upon removal, which decreases recovery time.
- Do follow post-operative directions carefully. Moderate physical activity such as walking, as it may help reduce the risk of clotting. Be sure to wear compression garments if they are prescribed.
- Don’t expect a dramatic look the day after surgery. You will always look better immediately after a procedure but the final result will not be realized for several months.
- Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Questions help you understand more about the process, what to expect before and after the procedure, and learn more about your doctor.
- Don’t continue over-the-counter supplements. Products such as Aspirin, vitamin E and some herbal products slow blood clotting and some anti-inflammatory medications can increase the chances of bleeding after surgery. Prior to surgery your doctor will discuss any medications that should be discontinued.
- Don’t assume that all areas are treatable. Your surgeon will tell you if you are a good candidate for the surgery.
For more information on liposuction surgery, breast augmentation surgery, or any of the other services offered by Western Surgery Centre, visit our website or call us at 204-947-9322.