So you have gone through carefully weighed your choices and decides that liposuction is going to work for you. You have selected your Doctor had your first consult and now you have scheduled your surgery. There is no doubt that you are probably excited. The question now becomes what will you do in the meanwhile you wait for your surgery? The good news is that preparing for the surgery is very easy and if you follow a small checklist you will see a big boost in your results and it will put your mind at ease.
• Follow directions: The most important thing you can do when preparing for your liposuction or any cosmetic surgery, even dermal fillers is to listen to all of your doctor’s directions. If you have any worry about something, ask the Doctor. Following directions and asking if you don’t know will reduce potential side effects.
• Stop taking certain medications: With a proper consult, you will have been told this already but you need to make yourself a big bold note. Two weeks before surgery you should stop taking all blood thinners, aspirin, anti-inflammatory and vitamin E, anything that thins your blood.
• Stop smoking: If you smoke, you have likely heard this before, but it is important to stop two weeks before liposuction and for at least a month after. The reason why is that smoking increases risks as nicotine will restrict the flow of good oxygen rich blood to the site of surgery.go to the website http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/russian-patients-pay-therapists-cane-article-1.1960979 to get more information.
• Understand prescription instructions: The Doctor performing your liposuction surgery will likely have given you your prescriptions to fill before surgery and you should do so. If you have any questions on how to take the medication, ask before the surgery so you are ready when you return home after your surgery.
• Be realistic about weight loss: If you have lost weight before surgery, you need to be realistic. Do not start back in old habits right after surgery, you may undo the results you hoped to get with liposuction.
• Stock up on easy to eat foods: You will want to make sure your house is ready for your return and easy on the stomach foods are what you will need. Soup, crackers and jello are staples as you recover and you should also have fruits and prune juice that are high in fiber to help post-surgery as well.
• Make a comfortable area: You will not feel like doing much right after surgery so make sure you have a good and comfortable area to sleep when you arrive home. Pillows help with this and keep your phone on hand.
• Think about scar reduction lotions: A lotion such as Mederma or a special coco butter may be a good idea while you recover. Applying this lotion will reduce your scar you can also try Benadryl or an oatmeal soap for a reduction in itching.
• Don’t forget a ride: You will need someone to take you to the surgery and bring you home. Ideally, they should also be able to stay with you the first night when you get home.
With this simple check list being follows you can have a smooth and easy process after your liposuction surgery. Recovery time will vary by person, but it is a relatively low risk and easy procedure to recover from.