You’re totally jazzed about showing off your new body after liposuction and you want to speed up your recovery.
Here’s a tips to rev up your recovery and start flaunting your new figure sooner!
- Be Educated: Understand the extent and type of liposuction that you had, any issues and your after-care instructions. Dr Edinburg and his team will talk to you before you go home and explain exactly what was done and how to look after yourself
- Rest: Don’t be in too much of a hurry. Rest and recovery is important for the first few days. No vigorous exercise is crucial for the first couple of weeks to ensure your tissues can recover. The better you look after yourself in the first few days the quicker your total recover.
- Drink Up: Water and hydration is crucial to your recovery. Staying hydrated will help reduce swelling and prevents dehydration from any fluid loss during the procedure.
- Eat Up: Eat a clean and healthy diet. Your body needs nutrients to properly heal. Blueberries, salmon, and green tea are packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and the building blocks your body needs during recovery.
- Wear It: At Eden, Dr Edinburg often recommends that you wear a compression garment. Forget fashion! Your compression garment is there for function not fashion. It will help reduce the pain and swelling, aid with drainage and help your body back into its normal shape. It’s different for everyone, but we may ask you to wear the compression garment 24 hours a day for the first week or two; then wear it for 12 hours a day for the week after.
- Walk It Off: Take it easy but recovery does not mean bed rest. The complete absence of physical exercise can lead to soreness, and more dangerously, a blood clot in your legs or lungs. Walking and some light activity will speed up the healing process. Avoid intense cardio or weight-lifting exercises.
- Avoid Drugs: Do not use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin. These types of medication thin the blood and can increase swelling and bleeding. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine.