Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness: What to Expect from Liposuction Recovery
Liposuction — also known as body contouring — can be a powerful tool to remove excess body fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, and even the neck. Although the procedure should not be considered a weight-loss alternative, it is ideal for people with a stable body weight who struggle with body fat on specific areas of the body. At Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness, we offer upscale surgery recovery services for various cosmetic procedures, including liposuction. Here, we provide a timeline of liposuction recovery and discuss a few things you can expect.
One to Two Weeks After Surgery
As your anesthesia wears off, you will most likely experience some pain and soreness near the surgical site. While some patients can tolerate the pain, it can be quite debilitating for others. You may be prescribed pain relievers, so be sure to follow the recommended dosage and get plenty of rest.
During this time, you may also experience some swelling. To reduce swelling, be sure to wear elastic bands or compression garments, stay off your feet, and get plenty of rest. Once the swelling and pain subside, you will start to notice the results of your procedure. To reduce your chances of infection and ensure you are well rested, be sure to stay at a quiet, comfortable wellness center like Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness until the surgical site heals.
Two to Four Weeks After Surgery
Around this time, swelling should reduce and your incisions should start healing. You can now ease back into your normal, daily routine and incorporate some light exercise into your day. Keep in mind that you should approach exercise with some caution. At Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness, we recommend taking a break from exercise if any pain returns. Complications can occur as you gradually return to normal activity, so be sure to contact a doctor if anything goes wrong.
A Month After Surgery
A month after your liposuction procedure, your incisions should be completely healed and you should no longer notice any bruising. You can now return to all your normal activities, including exercise while enjoying your new shape.
Liposuction Recovery at Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness
Liposuction recovery is not a quick process. Healing from the procedure takes a great deal of time and patience. In the early days of recovery, it is important that you get plenty of rest and carefully follow your post-operative care routine. To ensure everything runs smoothly, stay at Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness. We offer the latest upscale surgery recovery amenities, including private duty nursing, IV therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen treatment. To book a recovery room, contact Pearl Recovery & Wellness today at (310) 736-1009.