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Stomach Lipo Before and After What to Know

/ Dr. Aric Aghayan
Lipo Before and After

The popularity of liposuction in Portland is on the rise. In 2017, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported 17 million liposuction procedures, which was a rise of 2% over 2016.

If you are considering body contouring with liposuction, there is plenty to consider. Before and after the procedure, you can do things that will ensure you have the best results and make sure you are a good candidate for liposuction. Please continue reading to learn more.

Make A Plan

Liposuction is a safe and effective procedure. But you will be sore and tired after you get home. That’s why it’s essential to make a recovery plan before you have the procedure.

Most patient who have liposuction need help around the house for a day or two, especially if they have small children.

The person who stays with you for one or two days can help you prepare meals and do anything else around the home. Also, you should not drive while you are taking prescription pain medication.

Don’t Smoke

This goes for before and after liposuction. Smoking constricts the patient’ blood vessels and interferes with the healing process. Therefore, most surgeons will not perform liposuction unless you stop smoking for one month before and after the procedure.

Don’t Take Blood Thinners

Your surgeon will ask you if you are taking any blood thinners or aspirin before the procedure. These drugs will increase bleeding, so you shouldn’t take them for a few weeks.

Eat Right And Drink Water

It’s essential to drink plenty of water and eat healthy food after liposuction. Your body needs water, vitamins, and minerals to heal effectively.

Also, eating anti-inflammatory foods can help you recover faster. Experts usually recommend you consume the following:

  • Dark chocolate
  • Turmeric
  • Green tea
  • Salmon
  • All kinds of berries
  • Walnuts
  • Broccoli and kale

These foods give your body the fuel and energy it needs to build tissue and recover as fast as possible.

Take It Easy

You just had surgery. So it’s essential to take it easy, be patient and let your upper body recover. While liposuction is a relatively straightforward procedure, you still need to allow the body to heal.

Most people take a few days off work, and vigorous workouts are off-limits for about two weeks. After that, your surgeon will tell you when you can return to work and return to more vigorous activities.

However, you shouldn’t lay around all the time. A brief walk every day will increase circulation and speed up the healing process.

Care For Your Incisions

While you rest and recover, make sure you care for your incisions. Any incision can become a source of infection. Therefore, it’s essential to keep your incisions clean and dry to prevent infection.

If infection takes hold, it can lead to severe complications. The good news is infections rarely happen, but listen to what your surgeon says about keeping the incisions clean.

Look For Complications

Most arms patient have no severe problems after liposuction, but they happen occasionally. Among serious risks and complications is an can be reaction to general anesthesia, infection, which can become sepsis, which is life threatening. Also, blood clots can become a pulmonary embolism, which is also severe.

You should watch yourself for any of these signs after surgery:

  • Fever
  • Increasing pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Leg pain, which indicates a blood clot
  • Excessive swelling
  • Redness around the incisions, which indicate infection

Stay Out Of The Sun

Liposuction involves small incisions, so the chances of extensive scarring are minimal. However, incisions and scars can darken with sun exposure. So you should avoid the sun for a few months, so your scars are as minimal as possible.

Manage Pain

Before and after liposuction

Another thing you women can do to recover quickly from stomach liposuction is to take your prescription medications. Your doctor will give you pain drugs to manage the pain for the first few days.

After that, you should be able to manage with over-the-counter pain medication.

You should expect some pain and soreness after the procedure. But if you are in a lot of pain, you should talk to your surgeon right away.

Wear Compression Garment

Your surgeon will give you a compression garment to wear after the procedure. It will help your skin to adhere to the shape of your new contours. Make sure you wear it all the time except when you bathe.

Showers are best for the first few weeks after liposuction; you shouldn’t immerse the incisions in water because it can cause infection.

Attend Follow-Up Appointments

Your surgeon will want to see you at least once or twice after liposuction surgery to ensure everything is well. Be sure you go to your follow-up appointments so your surgeon can check your incision sites and look for other complications.

Maintain A Healthy Diet And Activity Level

It’s wonderful to get rid of stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. But don’t think that you can throw caution to the wind and eat as much as you want and not be in better shape!

The fat that was removed is gone forever. But there is still fat in the treatment area that can swell if you overeat. You also have fat in your abdomen and other body parts that can increase in size if you don’t follow a healthy diet and activity level.

Liposuction has one of the highest satisfaction rates of all plastic surgeries. If you follow the advice mentioned here, you’re sure to love and have fantastic results.

Also, since you are recovering from liposuction, you might consider other procedures simultaneously, such as a .

Questions and Answers

How long do lower abdomen liposuction results last?

The effects of liposuction are considered permanent since your body cannot generate new fat cells to replace the ones removed during the procedure. Nevertheless, it remains crucial to uphold a healthy lifestyle after the surgery for the best long-term outcomes.

How much excess fat can you lose from lipo procedure?

Liposuction has the capacity to eliminate approximately 26% of localized fat in larger areas such as the back, chest, or stomach. In contrast, when targeting smaller regions like the chin or neck vs abdomen and flanks , an impressive four-fifths of localized fat can be removed.

Request A Body Contouring Consultation

Thinking about vaser liposuction in Portland? Dr. Aric Aghayan is proud to serve Portland area patients at his practice, Après Plastic Surgery.

He’ll go over the options, goals, and more to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure.


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