Liposuction procedure is a very safe and effective procedure which helps in getting rid of unwanted body fat from different body parts. Following the post-care guidelines given by the surgeon is very important for the smooth recovery & better results. This guide will help you understand the tips to prevent complications in liposuction.
Liposuction procedures have become very popular because of the desired results the patient can get. While undergoing the consultation of liposuction surgery, your surgeon will make you understand the entire procedure along with its possible side effects or complications. However, complications are very rare when you choose an experienced and skilled surgeon. Additionally, you need to follow the surgeon’s guideline to get the desired results.
Many side effects are part of the recovery phase and they cannot be prevented. Nevertheless, there are still some things which you can do to prevent side effects and complications:
- Follow a nutritious diet
After the surgery, there will be slight pain for which the patient is given medications. The medications can result in constipation, so make sure you eat the right kind of food. Include sufficient amounts of fiber like nuts, bananas, oranges, apples, raspberries, grains, carrot, broccoli, and legumes. Make sure to talk to your doctor before making any changes to your diet.
- Stay active
You need to walk after the surgery. Walking can prevent the formation of the blood clot. But, do not get back into a strenuous working regime right away. You need to make changes in your working routine according to the surgeon’s guidelines.
- Follow the post-care instructions for cleaning
After the surgery, you need to clean the surgical site and change the elastic bandage as per the surgeon’s suggestion. This will help to prevent infection.
- Understand the signs of infection
Infection is very rare but you need to be aware of its signs like foul odor, pus, or heat coming from the incision site. In case, you have high fever or inflammation then seek medical help right away.
- Wear compression garments
Following surgery, you need to wear the compression garment as it helps to reduce pain and swelling in the treated area. These are form-fitting and won’t be visible beneath the clothes. Just, make sure to not wear an extremely tight compression garment.
- Take the medications on time
Medications are prescribed to the patient for different reasons like reducing the pain and swelling. In case, you take over-the-counter medications like aspirin then it can worsen the bleeding as it is a blood thinner. So, you should talk to the surgeon and then take any other medication.
Following these prevention tips can help to reduce the complications and side effects. For more information or to clear your doubts, you can consult our surgeon at any time.