Though some areas of our body tend to retain excess fat even with diligent diet and exercise, liposuction can effectively eliminate unwanted fat and help you achieve a leaner, more contoured appearance. At Florida Plastic Surgery Group, our surgeons can use liposuction to target troublesome areas of the body including the abdomen, love handles, back, thighs, arms. Many of our patients are already aware of the benefits of liposuction, but when it comes to the recovery process, patient knowledge is often vague. Today’s blog will focus on what you can expect after liposuction and how we can help make the recovery process as comfortable as possible.
Our plastic surgeons utilize surgical techniques that are intended to abbreviate the duration of your recovery. In addition, since we use incisions that are typically less than one centimeter, any resulting scars are normally very inconspicuous. Compression garments are often worn for a few weeks after surgery to reduce the risk of complications. We also encourage you to walk around for short periods after your surgery, which can help prevent blood clots and promote the natural healing process.
Patients are usually able to return to work two to three days after their liposuction procedure, depending on the extent of treatment. Any post-operative discomfort can often be easily handled with oral pain medication. To maintain the results of your surgery, keeping an active and healthy lifestyle is vital. Patients who exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet can typically enjoy a permanently slimmer figure.
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