Have you recently made the decision to go ahead with liposuction surgery? If so, you aren’t alone as statistics show that Americans are spending more money than ever on cosmetic surgery procedures, such as liposuction. The industry brought in more than $16 billion in 2016 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and it is a trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down as these procedures become more mainstream. As for the most popular procedures, liposuction sits right near the top of the list.
There’s a good chance you’ve gone ahead and done all your research on what the procedure involves so that you are prepared, but what about post-surgery? Often people get so focused on what happens before and during the procedure that they don’t always give thought to the recovery process. Here we’ll take a look at some tips you can use that will help speed up your liposuction recovery.
Choose a Procedure That is Less Invasive to Begin With
Liposuction has come a long way since its early days, and today patients are presented with all different methods and techniques. While you can certainly go the traditional route of a scalpel to remove the fat, many are finding that technology has not only improved the process but sped up the recovery.
A great example is Vaser Liposuction Thailand, a treatment offered through Naravee. It is an ultrasonic liposuction technique that doesn’t use a scalpel; rather it liquefies fat with the ultrasound technology. What this means is that there is little to no bleeding at all, less bruising, and less inflammation. The recovery process will therefore be much smoother, faster, and with much less pain and down-time.
Follow a Specific Diet Plan
Another tip is to be wary of what you eat and drink following the procedure. This will help with healing, reducing inflammation, and the pain. You want to cut out excess salt and sugar, eat more lean protein, make sure you are taking a high-quality probiotic to ensure your gut health stays balanced, and eat small amounts every few hours rather than three big meals a day. When it comes to hydration, water is obviously your best bet.
Get Up and Get Moving
As long as the doctor has given the okay, it’s important to get up and get moving. This doesn’t mean an intense workout, rather just walking around the house at a leisurely pace. You can then move on to walking around the neighborhood, a mall, or even an indoor track. You want to increase your circulation without raising your heart rate.
Wear Compression Garments
Compression garments can also be quite useful in the recovery process. What these do is help to bring down the amount of pain you may be in, protect the area where an incision has been made, and then help in the draining of fluids and thereby decrease swelling.
Get on the Road to Recovery
Each of these tips can help you move along the road of recovery much faster and smoother after a liposuction procedure.