How Can You Prepare for Liposuction?

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If you have been thinking about getting liposuction, or if you have already scheduled your appointment, you will need to prepare yourself for the process. It is the procedure that will work to reshape the contours of the body by removing excess stubborn fat. Although only tiny incisions are required, it is still considered a surgical procedure and you must be properly prepared to ensure a successful process.

Do not smoke

It is good if you stop smoking as soon as you can, or at least two weeks before your procedure to minimize the risk of wound healing issues. You should continue to avoid smoking until your body is completely healed.

Talk about the medication you are taking

Some medications are not good for surgery since they increase bleeding while others may contribute to too much clotting. These include medications such as aspirin, blood thinners, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Some herbal supplements may have such effects too. It is better to talk to the doctor so that he can decide if you need to stop any type of medication that you are taking. Some medications may have severe side effects if they are stopped at once.

Maintain your weight

Before undergoing liposuction, it is best if you are within your ideal weight range and able to maintain that weight. Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss, and a healthy weight should be reached prior to treatment for the best results. You should also be prepared to maintain this weight after your procedure if you want long-lasting results. Your weight should be controlled with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Get important supplies

You will not want to go shopping right after your liposuction procedure, so you should have everything you need ahead of time. You might get items such as snacks, and things to keep you comfortable during recovery. You should also pick up your prescription pain medication.

To learn more about how you can prepare for liposuction, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Wallach.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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