Life after Liposuction

How is Life after Liposuction?

Trying to get rid of unwanted fat? Well, if the cumulative conjunction of diet and exercise have not worked for you, you can try Liposuction to downsize your errant fat cells and lose the fat for good. Is life after liposuction all smooth sailing? Or, will you have trouble adjusting to this new you? Well, if you have the questions, we have the answers, at least to some of them. Check out what happens after the most sought-after cosmetic surgery takes place. In other words, your recovery journey listed right here.

What is Liposuction?Life after Liposuction


What is Liposuction? Liposuction is addressed as several other names such as lipo,  lipoplasty, lipectomy or liposculpture suction and it is a type of cosmetic surgery that breaks up the fat in your body and extracts the fat from the body. It can be often used on the several parts of your body such as thighs, abdomen,  buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back. Now, that you know what is liposuction, you can now know what happens after the liposuction surgery.

A Few Hours after Lipo

 After Liposuction the most popular surgery, usually, a patient is given the go-ahead to walk around and even go home the same or the next day if they are not administered general anesthesia. Although it would be still difficult for you to drive back home alone, you will need someone to help you out. The patient may feel groggy and physically weak. They start feeling better only after 48 hours.

Water Procedures

The first shower can be taken only after 24 hours after the liposuction (it is different for each patient, so check it out with your doctor). Take a warm shower and not a hot one. Abstain from visiting a swimming pool for the first 2 weeks. Sauna and solarium also fall under the banned categories for the first 2 weeks.

Compression Garment

During the lipo, a doctor can extract fat out of a certain part of your body, and there’s free space formed under the skin. So, it is important to try the compression garment is to pressurize the ‘free space’ and contract them to your skin. The first two or three weeks you will have to wear the compression garment 24/7, just leave it behind when you hit the shower, and for the next two weeks, you should wear it for 12 hours a day.

Scars, Bruises, and Pain

If you are thinking of dealing with scars and pain after liposuction surgery, it is not too intensive, so it can be relieved by taking over-the-counter painkillers. Bruises last to about two weeks, it changes from person to person.  Most little scars become almost invisible 6-8 months after the lipo. It is also advisable recommended avoiding smoking at least a few weeks after the liposuction surgery as it can affect your tissue recovery.

Physical Activity Regimen

After the 3rd day after the lipo, you can go back to your regular routines, the usual bits such as driving, going to the supermarket and so on. You shouldn’t lift up anything heavy more than 2 kilograms in the first two weeks after the surgery to be mindful about the sutures and avoid any extra pain. You can get back to moderate physical activity  3-4 weeks after the operation, and the more intensive exercise regime after 1.5-2 months, only when your doctor gives a go-ahead.

How Long Till You See Results?

Liposuction can cause significant swelling. It lasts a few months, and then the signs gradually ebb away. After three to four weeks most of the swelling improves. The compression garment does help.

How Much Fat is Removed?

Fat and slim woman figures, before and after weight loss isolated vector illustration

There is a limit to the amount of fat that can be extracted at one sitting. The amount is five liters, which is roughly equivalent to 10 pounds.

How Many Clothing Sizes Can you Go Down with Liposuction?

This is difficult to predict. You can treat the fatty tissue in the area treated, but it is difficult to gauge just how much it can bring a drop in clothing size. It is true that no guarantee can be made. But what we can say is that you can get rid of the roll of skin that you have in your arms, thighs, abdomen or other areas. You will have a reduction in the amount of fatty tissue in the area you are treated. However, the skin itself tighten up minimally, if at all.

Liposuction is not something that can treat excess skin. So, how can surgery reduce the excess skin tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift and so on? When fat is eliminated from an area of loose or hanging skin, this can sometimes make that area look worse. It may begin to look like a deflated balloon.  Individuals who have firm, undamaged skin that has no stretch marks can see an adequate tightening of their skin after liposuction and others may fare slightly worse, such as people who have thin, sun-damaged skin or stretch marks may feel like their skin looks deflated after liposuction, as it may not tighten up completely once the fat is gone.

Will the Fat Grow Back after the Surgery?

Is laser liposuction permanent? Once the fat is removed from an area, it does not, we repeat does not grow back. Only, the fat cells that remain can get bigger as you gain weight. It is mainly because there are fewer fat cells in the treated area (as compared to before the procedure), there are other areas of your body which were not targeted for treatment, may appear to increase in size.

Remember liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, rather if you want to go for liposuction, you will have to bring your weight to the optimal range. It is also important to follow a healthy lifestyle after the surgery, so the fat cells do not grow again.

People who maintain their weight can expect permanent results. Those who gain weight after the procedure may find that their fat distribution changes.

Experience 20+ Years
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