Follow your doctor’s advice
Your doctor is the only person who is well aware of your condition and no one can better guide you through the recovery time than him/her. Discuss your condition with your doctor/surgeon and ask for recovery tips before or after your operation.
Don’t let go of your compression garment
You may be required to wear a compression garment for 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. This garment reduces swelling and bruising observed at the surgical site, giving you a quicker recovery.
After your surgery, get some days off and stay at home. Resting and sleeping can speed up your recovery and reduce your pain to a great extent.
Go on with a nutritious diet
It is important to stick to a healthy diet during your recovery after liposuction. Include more proteins as it promotes wound healing. Reduce salt and sugar as they negatively impact your immune system which is involved in healing.
Apply ice compress on the treated area
Ice reduces inflammation and eases your pain after surgery. Cold compresses create a positive effect in the surgical area, making the oxygen circulate better. Furthermore, the nerves become less sensitive to the pain.
Apply ice packs two to four times a day to overcome the pain and swelling after surgery.
Drink 10 glasses of water a day
Drinking water, milk, and fresh fruit juices help you stay healthier and get back to your normal routine sooner.
Massage for 10 minutes every day
To help your scar fade away faster, massage the surgery and incision sites with your fingers. This way you’ll get the blood and oxygen flowing, which is a great way to minimize scar marks. Massage can also reduce swelling as it does not let the fluids accumulate beneath your skin. Read our article on how to reduce swelling after liposuction to learn more.
Go for brief walks
While we advise you to sleep and keep up with a minimum amount of exercise, we also ask you to move and walk from the second day of your recovery period. Walking helps prevent blood clots after surgery.