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Your Complete Guide to Preparing for a Liposuction Surgery

Are you considering a liposuction treatment? Here are some of the top tips on how to prepare for your surgery to ensure the fastest, safest, and most satisfactory results.

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic body contouring procedure that is designed to remove excess and stubborn fat from the body. Contrary to popular opinion, this is NOT a weight loss surgery, but instead it is recommended for patients who are within 10 pounds of their ideal body weight.

Liposuction can be used to address a number of aesthetic concerns and when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, it will:

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

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At Okanagan Health Centre, our team of board-certified surgeons have the knowledge, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to offer safe and effective general and cosmetic surgery procedures to meet all your health needs and aesthetic goals.

From liposuction and breast augmentation, to hernia repairs, shoulder surgery, and more, we can help you live a healthy and happy life.

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4 Tips to Prepare For Your Liposuction Surgery

Millions of cosmetic surgeries are performed every year but unfortunately, a notable percentage of those patients end up unhappy with their results. One way to avoid this is by working with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a solid track record.

Another way of ensuring you get the liposuction results you want is by properly preparing yourself and your body for the surgery. Here are some tips to follow:

1. Be Honest With Your Plastic Surgeon

Before you undergo liposuction surgery, it’s important to have a consultation with your plastic surgeon. During this appointment, it’s important that you talk to your doctor about any underlying health issues you have that may affect your procedure and your recovery.

You MUST be honest about any previous health issues, medications, surgeries, or treatments. This information allows your surgeon to adjust their treatment to suit your specific needs. If you start taking something new before surgery, be sure to report that as well.

2. Stop Smoking

If you are considering any cosmetic procedure and you smoke, you must be prepared to give up the habit. Operating on a smoker is not only more difficult for a surgeon, but it will also make your recovery much more difficult. This is because smoking:

  • Leads to poor blood circulation, which can impair healing.
  • Increases your risk of surgical complications
  • Increases your risk of developing blood clots

When to Quit Smoking Before Surgery: The sooner you quit smoking before your surgery, the better. With each smoke-free day, your risk of complications decreases. It is often recommended that you quit at least 2 months prior to your surgery as this will have a dramatic positive impact on your procedure and recovery.

3. Follow a Healthy Diet

Another way that you can help prepare your skin for liposuction is to follow a balanced and healthy nutritional plan. Get as many nutrients as possible and avoid alcohol, or any foods or drinks, that may cause you stress or inflammation.

4. Maintain a Stable Weight

Before your liposuction, be sure to maintain a stable weight. Don’t embark on a drastic diet or gain a lot of weight prior to your surgery. Avoid stressful life events and make sure you remain hydrated. Regular exercise will help you maintain muscle mass, which is essential for good liposuction results.

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To find out more about our customized liposuction surgeries, as well as to learn about the costs and benefits of our other cosmetic and general surgeries, 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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