After Liposuction Surgery

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After Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the removal of fat from certain areas of the body. The removal of fat cells from the stomach, flanks, thighs, or other areas of the body can result in an improved appearance and increased confidence. However, men and women that undergo liposuction surgery should be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, the recovery process, and how they can maintain the results of the procedure. Bergen County plastic surgeon Tzvi Small reviews what happens after liposuction surgery so patients know what to expect.

Liposuction Recovery

In most cases, liposuction patients should arrange to take some time off of work and other obligations for at least a few days after surgery. It is important to rest, keep the treatment site clean, and avoid exercise for a week or two following surgery in order to achieve the best possible liposuction results.

Liposuction Risks

There are risks associated with liposuction surgery, including the possibility of:

  • Infection
  • Allergy to anesthesia
  • Blood clots
  • Fluid loss
  • Dented, lumpy, or sagging skin

Choosing a qualified plastic surgeon can reduce your chances of developing complications.

Liposuction Side Effects

The side effects associated with liposuction surgery include bleeding, swelling, bruising, and pain in the treatment area. Patients are advised to rest, ice the treatment area, and wear a compression garment in the days following surgery to reduce the occurrence of liposuction side effects.

Liposuction Results

The results of the liposuction procedure are evident the first week after surgery. However, the best results are not achieved until all bruising has faded and swelling has gone down, usually about one to two months after the procedure is performed.

Maintaining Your Figure

In order to maintain the results of the procedure, our Bergen County liposuction patients should exercise regularly and consume a healthy diet. Patients that do not adhere to a healthy lifestyle may gain the weight back.

If you are interested in undergoing liposuction surgery, contact our practice today.