Weight loss isn’t easy. Sometimes no matter how hard you exercise or diet, there is some stubborn fat that remains unaffected. Liposuction Miami is one of the most effective ways to remove or reduce love handles, saddlebags, a double-chin, abdomen fat or bulges, and other stubborn fatty deposits. These stubborn fat deposits are usually hereditary and are sometimes unresponsive to diet and exercise. This procedure is designed to address and improve body contour and is not a weight loss surgery. Once you have decided to undergo the procedure, you must be wondering about the recovery period. Here is a glimpse into what recovery after liposuction looks like.
Immediately after the surgery
The procedure is performed under anesthesia. Once that begins to wear off, you may experience some pain, especially during the first 48 hours. Usually, long-acting anesthesia is used to numb the tissues and bypass what is one of the most uncomfortable parts of the recovery. You might experience some redness and swelling immediately after the procedure. You might also be required to wear a support garment for the first three to six weeks, depending on where the procedure has been performed.
First two weeks after the surgery
For the first few days after the surgery, you must get ample rest and limit your movement. It is highly advisable to elevate the affected area of the body by resting it on a pillow. In the meanwhile, avoid bending over, straining, or lifting anything heavy. Though there might not be any pain, you might experience some discomfort. Bruising and swelling usually start to dissipate after the first week. Still, the residual swelling might last up to four months. At this time, you should avoid aspirin, smoking, alcohol, or any anti-inflammatory medication as it could increase the risk of bleeding and even delay the healing process. You should go back to work within the first few days and go back to most activities within ten days.
From the second to the sixth week after the surgery.
It is essential to walk after the procedure as it helps to minimize swelling and drastically reduces blood clots’ risks. Only begin to walk again once you feel up to it. Gradually you could reintroduce moderate activities. However, you should avoid strenuous exercises for at least four to six weeks. Otherwise, fluid retention might happen in treated areas. Exposure to the sun and heat like sunbathing and using a sauna should be avoided for six weeks as this would minimize the risk of swelling.
Life after six weeks
Once six weeks have passed, you should be able to go back to your normal activities. But make sure that you gradually start to go back at it and don’t begin everything in one go. This is also the time when you would slowly and steadily begin to see the results of the procedure. However, it may take several months to see the final results. The time usually differs from case to case.