Liposuction, or “lipo” as people call it, is a surgical procedure performed by a licensed physician to slim, sculpt and reshape specific areas of the body by removing excess fat. Dr. Niteen Dhepe, ace dermatologist and Medical Director of Skin City India will perform an evaluation to help you determine how liposuction will help you meet your goals for your body. Once the procedure is completed, here’s what to expect within the days, weeks and months during the healing process of the liposuction surgery.
5 Things You Can Expect After Liposuction Surgery:
What To Expect After The Procedure
Within the first 24 hours, you can expect to feel very little pain and discomfort; you will still experience numbness from the procedure. As the numbness wears off, some pain or discomfort may be felt. Dr. Dhepe may prescribe painkiller medication to reduce the feeling of soreness to make you more comfortable.
What To Expect The First Few Days Post-Procedure
On the second day after your procedure, you will be ready to shower. Take your time and move very slowly as you may feel light headed and some discomfort or pain. Use mild soaps in the shower and wash very gently. Do not scrub the skin as it will be sensitive. Fluid will continue to drain within the days after your procedure.
What To Expect The First Week
The most discomfort will be felt within the first week but as each day passes, you will feel less pain and discomfort. Swelling will be at its peak but will begin to wane by week 2 post procedure; it will fully subside within 1 to 3 months.
What To Expect In 2-3 Months
You may experience frustration within a couple of months after your procedure. This is normal because you may not see the results that you want to achieve quickly. Keep patience. The body takes time to heal. The removal of fat from the body can be stressful and allowing the healing process to occur naturally is required. Numbness or decreased sensitivity can also occur as nerves tend to recover at a slow rate.
Will You Begin To See Results Immediately
You will begin to see results right away from your procedure with Dr. Dhepe even before the healing process begins from the fat removal. The majority of the swelling will be gone within 3 months post procedure and your body will return back to normal generally within 6 months to 1 year. After 1 year, any scar tissue will be healed or residual swelling will be gone.
What About Scars?
It really depends on your unique situation. Some patients’ scars will disappear completely by themselves while others can continue to get darker and more prominent. But there are things we can do to get the least noticeable scarring with the best liposuction results.
How Do I Maintain My New Look?
It’s important to keep in mind that liposuction results are not necessarily permanent. While the fat cells are removed from your body for good, some fat cells still remain and can grow. It’s up to you to take good care of yourself so that you can enjoy your slimmer look for a long time. Eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and follow a regular exercise routine. You can begin simple walking soon after the procedure and within a few weeks be ready to begin a low-intensity workout routine and build up from there.
Liposuction can remove stubborn excess body fat and help you achieve your desired body contour, but it is essential to have realistic expectations and know that maintaining your new look long-term requires a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
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