Davenport, FL – Liposuction is a surgical procedure involved with the removal of localized surface fat. This procedure is mostly cosmetic in nature and is usually associated with weight loss. This association however is somewhat wrongly made. While most patients consider it to be an alternative to exercise or diet, they fail to understand that this method is not a cure for obesity and can be performed on those fat cells which have remained unaffected by regular exercise and diet. Once you’ve qualified for surgery its best to know what to expect after the procedure. Doctors in Davenport, FL usually alert the patient about every detail beforehand to make recovery as smooth as possible.
Pain & Nausea
Pain is natural when it comes to recovering from a surgical procedure involving invasive surgical methods. This pain however is usually controlled by medication. The pain usually goes away after a week. Another common reaction to the surgery is nausea and vomiting which patients feel for 24 hours.
Swelling and Bruising
The swelling after liposuction reaches its peak after 3 or 5 days and takes about 2 to 3 weeks to completely disappear. Bruising remains for a maximum of 14 days along with some slight skin discoloration.
Although it’s very tempting to end all activity after the surgery, doctors in Davenport, FL suggest frequent, light exercise on a daily basis. This includes regular everyday tasks and even a stroll. Light activity allows the swelling to go down easier and prevents blood clots from forming in the legs. Most individuals are even able to return to work after 5 days of the surgery. This however depends upon the size of the area treated and the methods used in the liposuction.
Each patient is provided with a support garment that they are already wearing when they awake from liposuction. This garment is used to keep fluid from seeping into the areas that the fat has been removed from. It helps reduce swelling and contours the skin to its new position. The best cosmetic results can be achieved by taking proper care of the support garment which prevents the formation of seroma fluids.
The garment is to be worn for 3 weeks 24 hours a day and can only be removed for short periods of time for the purpose of showering or washing the garment. Once the mandatory 3 weeks are over, it can be removed during the night for comfortable sleep. Once the drainage from the incisions halts, the patient can wear undergarments underneath. The undergarment must be thin and tightly fitted. It must cover the entire area where the surgical procedure took place such as leotards.
A week after liposuction, the patient should be able to massage the affected areas. Massaging allows the selling to go down faster and smoothes out indentations and irregularities in the skin. Massaging should be done by hand directed in all directions. This should be a daily 20 minute exercise. Hiring a massage therapist with expertise in post-operative massage is very common.
About SunCoast Premier Medical of Clermont, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1999, SunCoast Premier Medical has been a leader in primary care in the Clermont – Davenport – Kissimmee area. Our intensive hands on training in certifications on facial cosmetics, injectables and non-surgical rejuvenation, cosmetic liposculpture, advanced liposculpture training and certifications totaling over 400 clinical training hours of intensive, up to date latest techniques, protocols, surgical procedures and treatments help to provide the most effective, quality and comprehensive aesthetic care and experience to our patient base. Call SunCoast Premier Medical today at (352) 243-3555.