How to Get Ready for Your Liposuction Recovery

Liposuction is a popular procedure because it can be a remarkably effective way to get rid of stubborn fat that is not responsive to diet and exercises. Here’s what you need to do to get ready for recovering from lipo.

Get a Physical

First, you should get a checkup to make sure that you’re in good enough health for liposuction. If not, consider non-surgical contouring procedures like CoolSculpting

Lose the Weight

Liposuction can help to get rid of fatty deposits that stick around even after you’ve been working out and eating right. In order to get great results from liposuction, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight first.

Get Your Household in Order

Go grocery shopping, clean up the house and figure out details like meal planning and transporting kids around. If you don’t have someone at home to help out, consider asking a friend or family member to come stay with you during your recovery.

Stock Up on Aftercare Supplies

You’ll have to change your bandages during recovery, so make sure you have plenty of gauze, tape, alcohol swabs, plastic gloves and any ointments or soaps your surgeon told you to use.

Plan for Your Comfort

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Don’t stress over how to prepare for liposuction, just plan ahead and get organized. Exercise, eat right and get plenty of rest as you prepare your body for surgery. Collaborate with your surgeon to create a before and after plan that will maximize your results and minimize your discomfort during recovery.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401