As is true of all surgeries, liposuction is a major procedure. Without the proper preparation, your recovery can be slow and sometimes painful. There are ways, however, to make the time after surgery much easier on you. Many of these methods start before you ever go into the operating room.
Tips for Before and After Liposuction Surgery
You might not know it, but your recovery begins before you ever have surgery. Talking to your surgeon about the procedure and the available equipment can go a long way. For example, you may be interested to know that having the surgeon use smaller rods during the procedure can reduce the risk of blood clots and fat embolism.
The use of smaller rods can also make a difference in the overall appearance of the area, so if your surgeon gives you the option for smaller rods, consider taking it. By talking to your surgeon in advance, you can explore this option and others.
To help with your recovery, your surgeon may also choose to provide you with adrenaline during the procedure. Adrenaline administered during surgery can help keep bruising and pain to a minimum after you wake up. Anti-nausea medications may also be suggested post-surgery as they can help keep other ill-effects at bay. Ultimately, however, you’ll want to get plenty of rest after surgery.
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