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7 Simple Tips For a Safe and Fast Liposuction Recovery

Are you considering a liposuction procedure? Here’s what you need to know about the recovery period and how to ensure you get the most satisfactory results. 

Liposuction is a surgical body contouring procedure that is designed to remove stubborn pockets of excess fat from the body. It is NOT a weight loss surgery but instead recommended for patients who are within 10 pounds of their ideal body weight. 

This cosmetic procedure can be used to: 

  • Enhance the shape of your body 
  • Improve your overall health and self confidence 
  • Restore a more youthful appearance 
  • Remove stubborn pockets of fat on areas such as the back, arms, thighs, and abdomen 
  • Treat problem areas such as saddlebags, bra rolls, and love handles 

Customized Kelowna Liposuction Treatments 

At our Kelowna clinic, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons are skilled and experienced in the latest body contouring procedures, including liposuction. Whatever your needs, we can help you safely and quickly achieve all your aesthetic goals. 

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Your Complete Guide to Liposuction Recovery 

Before you undergo a liposuction procedure, you must remember that every patient’s journey will be different. This includes pre and post-surgery and recovery is often very specific to the patient and will vary in terms of the:

  •  Treatment area and the number of treatment areas 
  • Type of anesthesia used
  • Type of body contouring technique used
  • Patient’s level of pain tolerance 


Liposuction Recovery Time: What You Can Expect 

Keeping in mind that a liposuction recovery period can vary from patient to patient, you can typically expect the following: 

1. 2-3 Days After Surgery: During this period, you may have some discomfort which can be managed using pain medication. Your surgeon may suggest you wear a compression garment and you’ll be advised to avoid unnecessary physical activity. 

2. 3-5 Weeks After Surgery: Your pain should have subsided by now and your results should be visible. However, having some bruising and/or swelling in the treatment area is quite normal. Most patients may return to light-moderate exercise, but high impact activity must be avoided. 

3. 6 Weeks Onwards: It’s likely that all bruising and swelling has subsided and that your results will be fully visible. You won’t need the compression garment anymore and you can talk to your plastic surgeon about resuming full physical activity. 


7 Tips For a Fast and Safe Liposuction Recovery 

One of the most important things you can do for your health and safety after a liposuction procedure is to follow your plastic surgeon’s post-surgery instructions. This includes booking follow up appointments and: 

  • Avoiding blood-thinning drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen. 
  • Staying home and getting plenty of rest.
  • Staying hydrated. 
  • Sticking to a healthy and nutritious diet. 
  • Doing some light exercise, such as walking slowly around your home or block. 
  • Wearing your compression garment to reduce pain and discomfort. 
  • Avoiding swimming pools, hot tubs, and baths during your recovery period. 


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our body contouring procedures, including liposuction and abdominoplasty, visit us at 401-3320 Richter St, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 250-868-9799 or fill in our online contact form.

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