Liposuction Recovery Time
Liposuction is the perfect option for removing small bulges that diet and exercise cannot eliminate. As a cosmetic procedure, liposuction generally treats areas along the hips, abdominal area, thighs, buttocks, neck, and face.
Liposuction Aftercare Protocols
Throughout your recovery time from liposuction, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet. Not only will this ensure you are prepared to keep the weight off in the future, but eating a diet that’s rich in natural protein, vitamins, and minerals ensures a rapid recovery timeline from any liposuction procedure.
Liposuction is generally not as invasive as a tummy tuck or other cosmetic fat-reducing surgeries. However, it is still important to treat your body gently after your procedure. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water; additionally, avoid drugs, alcohol, and smoking after your surgery as these inhibit the body’ natural healing process. Get plenty of rest and ensure you have a proper skincare regimen in place to address visible scarring that may result from liposuction.
Your Liposuction Recovery Timeline
Day of the Procedure: Immediately following your procedure, you will want to rest, relax and take it easy. Expect to feel some pain and discomfort around the incision site. Avoid scratching or even touching the small incision area as you do not want to cause any irritation or exacerbate scarring.
The First Week: This may be the most uncomfortable time in your liposuction recovery. We recommend that most patients take off from work or abstain from their day-to-day routines for at least the first week of recovery. You may see swelling and may experience discomfort; however, you may start light physical activity towards the end of your first week. Following approval from your doctor, move around your home as this can promote circulation which improves healing time and scarring.
After One Month: By now in your liposuction recovery timeline, you should have mostly healed. To help speed up your recovery and minimize scarring, apply Vitamin C or other natural ointments and creams to the incision area.
The Best Post Operative Care
While recovering at home is possible following a liposuction procedure, your liposuction recovery time can be more comfortable and relaxing if you seek the best postoperative recovery care possible.
You may find it necessary during your liposuction recovery time to hire a professional private duty nurse or stay at a professional surgery recovery facility that can cater to your every need, especially in the immediate 24-hours and first week following your liposuction procedure.
Stay at Pearl Recovery
Pearl Recovery Retreat is the best post-surgical recovery facility centered on your health and wellness. As a leader in the Los Angeles medical community, we specialize in providing an incomparable level of care to each patient as they recover from their medical or cosmetic surgeries. Stay with us in our luxurious facility where guests are treated to five-star amenities, private transportation, and more.