The Day of Your Procedure
After your liposuction procedure, we will take you to our recovery area. There, you will be monitored to ensure you are recovering properly from the anesthesia. You will go home in a compression garment and will be provided a second one at your first post-op. It is also a good idea to wear compression stockings during the first couple weeks of your recovery. You will not be allowed to drive after your procedure. To put your safety first, you should have a responsible adult drive you home and stay with you at least the first night. We will go over detailed post-surgical instructions with you and your caretaker.
On the day of your procedure, you should focus on rest and recovery. You should be up and walking around the house when you come home from surgery. You are allowed to eat, and you should drink water to avoid dehydration. You may not be able to eat full meals, so have small protein-rich foods or snacks available.
The First Week of Your Liposuction Recovery
At the end of this first week, you will return to the office for a follow-up visit with the nurse. At this visit we will remove all compression, bandages and look at everything to make sure there are no concerns, answer any questions, and discuss the next steps of your recovery.
Full Liposuction Recovery and Final Results
Once you return to work, you may feel normal, but it is important to remember that you are not yet fully recovered. You will still have to refrain from strenuous exercise for up to four to six weeks. You will also continue wearing compression garments for one month during your liposuction recovery. Your initial results will be visible within a week or two, but your contour will continue to improve throughout the healing process. The final results may not be visible for up to six months after the procedure.
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation
Liposuction is a tool to redefine your body to your standards, and we want to help you achieve your goals. If you live in the Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater area or elsewhere in Florida and would like to learn more about liposuction recovery procedure and its procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation.