Men and women choose liposuction surgery to remove unwanted fatty deposits from their bodies and slim their physiques. After the liposuction treatment, patients can immediately show off their svelte figure. But the recovery period stops them from doing so. During recovery, they need to follow some simple tips for better results.
What is liposuction surgery?
Liposuction surgery is a procedure for body contouring that eliminates fat deposits from different parts of the body. Some people may have fat deposits in unwanted places such as hips, thighs, buttocks, and stomachs, even if they eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. The main goal of liposuction is to reduce the fat from such body parts for a more proportionate outlook. However, liposuction surgery is not effective as a losing weight procedure.
According to research, liposuction is a safe and effective procedure for body contouring. Moreover, it has excellent potential for use in reconstructive surgeries and aesthetic processes with a low complication rate.
The process of liposuction
Cosmetic surgeons start the procedure by administering medication for comfort during surgery. These medications include local anaesthesia, intravenous sedation and general anaesthesia. The surgeons recommend the type of anaesthetic that best suits the specific requirement of the patients.
In the second step of this procedure, the surgeon makes tiny incisions and infuses anaesthesia to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then they insert a thin hollow tube called a cannula to lose excess fat using a back-and-forth motion. This back-and-forth movement dislodges the fat deposits. After that, the surgeons suck out the fat quickly from the body by using a surgical vacuum attached to the cannula. Once the swelling subsides, you will be able to see your improved body contour.
At Cosmeticoplasty, we have an experienced cosmetic or plastic surgeon, Dr Mustehsan Bashir who uses the latest techniques and advanced equipment to provide the best liposuction in Lahore. He is one of the top plastic surgeons in Lahore, Pakistan, who, along with our experienced staff, ensures excellent results after liposuction in a comfortable and sterile environment.
Tips for better results after liposuction
You will experience discomfort during the liposuction surgery in the first five days due to swelling and bruising. Once the surgeons remove fat, you will notice the difference within days. However, the most dramatic results are visible approximately two weeks after the swelling and bruising subside.
Some tips for better results after liposuction are:
Take it easy for sometime
Even though liposuction surgery involves small incisions, it is still an invasive procedure, and surgeries like liposuction need some time for healing. The surgeons recommend you take one or two weeks off from work and limit your normal day-to-day activities. After the procedure, you will be sore for a while and need someone to help you with cooking, cleaning, or childcare for one or two days.
When surgeons talk about the recovery from liposuction surgery, their primary concern is swelling. This swelling is due to the anaesthetic fluid that the surgeons inject into the procedure. Some of this fluid is sucked out along with the fat, but a large part stays in the body. This remaining fluid is eliminated slowly through urination and the lymphatic system.
Lymphatic drainage is vital for recovery after liposuction surgery. During the liposuction surgery, the lymphatic system slows down and takes some time to wake up, especially in the body parts away from the lymph nodes. To help eliminate the fluids, your surgeons will recommend multiple lymphatic massages.
Take a walk
After the liposuction, leisurely walks will increase your blood circulation, reducing swelling and speeding up the healing process. You can experience complications after plastic surgeries if you are too sedentary. So, stand and move around the house if you can easily. It would be best if you moved but do not overexert your body. Staying still can increase the risk of blood clots which can be fatal if they are not caught and treated in time.
Wear compression garment
Recovery time for liposuction surgery also depends on how long you will wear a compression garment. A compression garment will keep your skin tight because removing fat can often result in loose skin. Patients with abdominal and lower body procedures wear compression garments around the clock for two weeks. Moreover, patients wear compression garments for neck procedures for five to seven days.
Drink plenty of water.
Dehydration is common after any surgical procedure, including liposuction surgery. During the surgery, your body will lose a lot of water, and you need to replenish this water to keep the tissues hydrated. You must drink 8 to 12 cups of low-calorie drinks, such as water, herbal tea, and fruit juice, daily.
Eat healthy diet
A healthy diet speeds up the recovery process just as an unhealthy diet prolongs it. So, for a speedy recovery, you have to include nutritious meals in your diet. You also have to limit the salt intake because salt can cause the body to retain water and make it bloated. The foods that will help you in the healing process include lean protein, vitamin-rich vegetables and fruits.
Keep the incision site clean.
In some cases, the patients have temporary drains in the incisions to promote fluid drainage. The surgeons usually remove them soon after the procedure. If you have these drains, you may have some stitches to close the incisions. But in most cases of liposuction, there are no stitches.
The stitches may need to be removed or they may be dissolvable. In any case, be sure to follow the instructions provided by the surgeon regarding stitches. Furthermore, you may need to keep the wound covered for a few days and change the bandages as well. So, carefully follow the guidelines provided by your surgeons and follow some simple tips for better results.
Your surgeon may recommend you to take a shower after 48 hours of liposuction surgery, but be careful and do not take a long soak in the bathtub as it may cause infection and slow the recovery process. Soon after the shower, put clean bandages on and your compression garment back on.
Watch for any complications.
In every surgical procedure, there are risks involved, so keep a close eye on any changes in the surgical area. If you notice increased swelling, bruising, or pain, this may indicate an infection. Also, any discharge or bad smell from the surgical site can be a sign of infection.
After the procedure, some numbness in the surgical area is normal, but bleeding from the incision suggests something wrong. Moreover, nausea, vomiting, headache, or fever indicate a severe complication that needs immediate attention. Some severe cases may be life-threatening, so visit the nearest hospital immediately. See your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any such thing.
So, to get the body of your dreams, you have to follow these tips for better results.
At Cosmeticoplasty, you can have affordable liposuction in Lahore. Liposuction in Pakistan charges around 100k to 150k PKR. However, the cost of liposuction in Lahore, Pakistan, depends on the patient’s need, areas of treatment, and type of liposuction surgery.