Recovery from Surgery

Preparing for Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction is minimally invasive and fairly straightforward, but patients who plan ahead tend to get better results from their procedure.

Below is a list of things you should plan to do in the days and weeks leading up to your procedure:

  • A medical evaluation
  • Lab tests
  • Fill Your Prescriptions Before Surgery
  • Ten days before your procedure stop taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs like Aleve, Motrin, Advil or any other NSAID that can increase bleeding
  • Stop taking herbal supplements, vitamins, or minerals that could increase bleeding
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Stop smoking
  • Do not wear makeup, nail polish, lotions, jewelry
  • Contact us if you develop an infection (respiratory, digestive, or skin infection) of any kind before your surgery
  • Have someone pick you up and drive you home after the surgery
  • Arrange for someone to spend the first night or two after surgery with you at your home
  • Follow the instructions for eating and drinking prior to your procedure
  • Wear loose clothing to the procedure with an open, button up to

Recovery from Liposuction Surgery: Top 6 Things You Should Know

Recovery time depends on the amount of fat removed, the number of areas treated, as well as the patient’s overall health. Many patients are able to return to work within only a couple of days after the surgery. Results from the surgery will be immediately apparent, but patients will continue to see improvement in their appearance every day after the procedure.

6 easy recovery instructions you should follow in the days after surgery:

  • Have someone drive you home and stay with you for at 24 hours after your surgery
  • Take time off work
  • Rest
  • Limit physical activity
  • Care for incisions
  • Wear compression garments

It can take 6 months to a year for patients to see the final results of their procedure. Most patients continue to see improvements in their physique over the course of several months, but the actual length of time can vary from patient-to-patient.