If you’re thinking about liposuction, you already understand that it is not a quick fix or a magic pill. The questions patients ask most have to do with the period after surgery when they will be caring for themselves and allowing their body time to heal properly.
Surgical dressings and compression garments are not items that most people are accustomed to dealing with on a daily basis and it is important to obtain a strong understanding of how these things are used, applied and maintained before going into the surgery room. Changing surgical dressings is important to keeping incisions clean and sanitary. Removing the compression garment can cause a number of patients to experience dizziness and it is often recommended that patients do this only with the assistance of another adult.
Swelling and bruising are a common part of most cosmetic procedures and after liposuction can last from 2-3 weeks on average, but sometimes longer depending on the patients health and immune system.
Bruising and swelling are usually at the most intense in a 24 hour window that takes place approximately 48-72 hours after surgery. During this time patients may feel bloated, uncomfortable and restless. Patients are advised to follow their medications as prescribed and to remember that this too is a normal part of recovery. While the worst of it usually occurs during this time, patients may continue to experience discomfort and other sensations for about a week or two longer before they feel comfortable.
Dr. Amron is always careful to explain recovery and preparation for recovery as carefully as possible, but if you feel there is something more you would like to know or further concerns you would like addressed, he and his staff are always available to make sure that each patient achieves the best results possible and is ready to undertake the recovery process and return to life as normal as quickly and efficiently as possible.