Recently I underwent some liposuction and wanted to share some thing I learn t that you should and should not do if you ever go in for the operation.
Whether you undertake it following doctor’s orders or purely for aesthetic reasons, liposuction can have tremendous effects on both your health and your self-confidence. However, it is important to remember that, like all invasive procedures, it is not without its risks. Here are the things you should do or refrain from doing, before and after turning to a professional liposuction service, to prevent any unwanted complications.
Do your homework.
While there are many liposuction services providers, the safest bet is to choose a specialized surgeon at a reputed clinic. Ask for referrals from friends and family. Find testimonials from people who underwent similar surgery.
Research your options.
Equally important, read up on the types of procedure and everything they involve. You’ve got several options to choose from. Tumescent liposuction is painless and has the lowest risk rate. Laser-assisted liposuction procedure, on the other hand, has a shorter recovery time. Discuss your options with your surgeon and choose the right one for you.
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Keep your weight in check.
Many people mistakenly believe that liposuction is a weight-loss procedure. In fact, liposuction works by removing fat from well-defined areas, mainly the abdomen, hips, arms, thighs and neck. And it works best if you have managed to maintain or reach a healthy weight before surgery, so your skin is firm and elastic.
Follow directions carefully.
It is essential that you follow the doctor’s post-surgery directions, to prevent complications. Moderate exercise (walking, for instance) can help reduce the risk of clotting, but don’t strain yourself too hard.
Give yourself time to heal.
Whatever procedure you go for, full recovery takes time. Some days will be worse than others, you may feel discouraged at times, but rest assured it will all be worth it.
Hesitate to ask questions.
Be sure to draw up a list of questions to ask your surgeon during the consultation and don’t be afraid to ask them, even the ones you may think sound silly. It is important to understand the procedure, as well as what to expect after surgery, so you can make an informed decision.
Assume you can get it anywhere on your body.
You can get liposuction done on most body parts, but not all, and your overall body weight is also a factor. Only a specialized surgeon can tell you whether operation is likely to succeed in a particular area.
Expect to look trim in no time.
You will definitely notice a change for the better immediately after surgery, but it will take months until the final result is visible, so be patient and don’t expect miracles over night.
Listen to the naysayers.
There will always be someone, sometimes even family or someone you considered a friend, trying to discourage you or make you feel bad for having resorted to a liposuction service. Don’t let them bring down or make you feel guilty, you deserve to look good and feel good in your own skin.