How to recover more quickly from liposuction

With the guidance of a board-certified plastic surgeon, Liposuction can be a great way to essentially reshape certain parts of the body. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, excess fat is removed from under the skin to achieve a more streamlined appearance. It can treat areas like the thighs, buttocks, calves and ankles which may prove resistant to diet and exercise. Since the procedure does involve anesthesia and is invasive, patients can expect to take some time to recover afterwards.

Patience is key
You might want to get right back to the gym after your treatment, but the American Society of Plastic Surgeons said that there will be recovery time. You may have stretchy bandages or compression garments around the treated areas to keep the swelling down and essentially mold your body to its new shape. You may also have temporary drains in place to ensure extra blood or fluid is removed properly. That being said, you can enjoy this downtime and take care of yourself while you rest.

Heal holistically
Think about healing your whole body after your treatment, said the New Beauty blog.You will want to move, but gently, and check with your doctor before doing any kind of physical activity. This helps to keep the blood flowing and oxygenated. Watch what you eat too: Avoid excess sodium and sports drinks. You're better off chugging good, old-fashioned water to flush out your system and remain hydrated. And stick to a healthy diet of fresh, whole foods, paying attention to antioxidants found in leafy greens and berries.

If you're prepared to take some time to recover, this short period will go smoothly. Your cosmetic surgeon should let you know you what to expect, and advise you on when to exercise and become fully mobile. There might be a slight waiting period, but think how wonderful it will be when your new body is healed and you're feeling great!

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