The Do’s of Liposuction Aftercare
Popularity of Cosmetic Surgery
Over the past decade cosmetic surgery has become popular as more people opt for it to look the way they like. Rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, breast augmentation and liposuction are the most popular among many elective cosmetic procedures.
With less stigma attached to cosmetic surgery, people now get their procedures done more often. But what might come as a surprise is the intensity of these procedures. Like other medical procedures, cosmetic surgery can be just as painful and require specific aftercare.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a common procedure sought out to remove unwanted excess fat from different body parts. Liposuction is regarded as the principal procedure which changed the whole cosmetic surgery arena. More specifically from parts which are resistant to fat reduction through exercise. It is done through a small incision made on the treatment area, inserting a cannula and sucking out the fat with a surgical vacuum designed specifically for this procedure.
Although it might not sound like much, this procedure can be quite invasive. And it can take few good months for the swelling, tenderness and numbness to go down and heal completely. After you get the procedure, the incision site needs vigilant and proper care for 4-5 months.
The pointers below can aid in making the recovery go smoother with no adverse reactions;
Don’t Miss Post-Op Doctor Visits
From right after the day you get the procedure done to a few weeks ahead, your doctor will schedule you in for a few post-op checkups. It is vital for an easy recovery that you don’t miss any of these visits. The doctors will check the incision site and your vitals to make sure you are doing well and recommend any necessary suggestion you might require.
Wear Compression Garments
The body tends to replace the removed fat with liquid. Each patient is provided custom fitted garments called compression garments; they maintain pressure on the site to prevent liquid from accumulating and drain it out. To make sure your treatment area drains properly, wear your compression garments regularly as per your doctor’s advice.
Avoid rigorous physical activity in the first few weeks. Since you will have little to no energy right after the surgery, any heavy activity might put strain on the incision site and cause pain. Doctors advise complete rest for the first 24 hours and avoid driving and lifting heavy objects. You can start to move and do light to moderate physical activity from the next day.
Getting liposuction doesn’t automatically give you the green signal to consume all kinds of food right away. Maintain a diet of healthy nutritious food with lots of fruits, vegetables and good protein and avoid eating unhealthy food from fast food places. For the first 2-3 days ensure you drink adequate amounts of water to keep hydrated; and avoid alcoholic beverages as they are dehydrating.
Take Care of the Incision Site
Although the surgical site might not have a large incision, it still requires regular cleaning. The usual liposuction incision takes 2-4 weeks to heal completely. To make sure your incision doesn’t get infected your doctor will prescribe how to clean it. If regular cleaning is ignored, the incision might not take longer to heal and might lead to scarring and discoloration.
Understanding the importance of post-op care, we provide a compounding cream to help your recovery go quicker. The cream is a concoction of ingredients with properties that promote healing. The cream, upon regular use, accelerates the healing process and reduces post-op scarring and discoloration on the surgical site.
Made with the value of your health in mind, our healing cream will help make your dream to look and feel good, come true easier
The formula is a concoction of ingredients that help in decreasing discoloration, controlling inflammation, and taking care of post-op tenderness in the surgical site. The formula also contains stimulants that increase the blood flow and circulation to the surgical area, which brings sensation back and decreases sensitivity.
The formula contains vitamins like vitamin C, E, K and other natural compounds such as Bromelane, which is an anti-inflammatory. These natural ingredients are mixed into a formula to aid and accelerate the healing process. To do so, we use a base to deliver all these ingredients to the affected areas.
April 04, 2018 by Blue Rose Pharmacy