Liposuction is one of the most popular ways to sculpt areas of the body to make them appear more toned and trim while also getting rid of lumps and ripples in the treated area. Much like any other invasive procedure, there are risks associated with liposuction. Here are some easy steps to help you avoid any potential liposuction complications that can occur before or after a procedure.
- Do your research – There are a lot of options to consider once you decide to undergo a liposuction procedure. Doing proper research on doctors can help you find one who is reputable and experienced in performing liposuction on patients. It’s best to make sure your surgeon of choice is board-certified.
- Be healthy – Liposuction shapes the body by removing unwanted fat in various areas of the body such as the neck, thighs and abdomen. In order to achieve the best results possible, patients should be near their normal weight before undergoing the procedure. Gaining a lot of weight or losing a lot of weight after liposuction can affect the final results. It‘s important to remember that this is not a weight loss procedure.
- Know your options – There are a variety of choices available for those who wish to undergo a liposuction procedure. Knowing the difference between the types of liposuction can help you achieve the final results you desire. The options include, but are not limited to, these techniques:
- Listen to your doctor – Once you’ve undergone a liposuction procedure, the doctor will give you a set of instructions to follow in order to maintain your results and avoid any potential complications. Following the doctor’s advice will help make the recovery process a smooth one.
- Exercise – Once your doctor gives you the go-ahead to start exercising, follow the instructions in order to not overdo it and negatively affect the results. Proper exercise and a healthy diet will keep your weight at a healthy level after the procedure.
- Don’t expect to see the final results the day after the procedure – There will be some immediate results but, in general, the final results will not be visible for several months following liposuction.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions – Any surgery will make a change in your appearance and you need to be aware of what the surgery involves. Ask your doctor what to expect leading up to the procedure as well as after the procedure. Asking questions can help you be prepared as well as avoid any potential complications following the surgery.
- Don’t assume all areas can be treated – While the neck, arms, abdomen, buttocks and thighs are all popular areas for treatment, there are other areas of the body that liposuction cannot help. Tell your doctor what areas you would like to have liposuction performed on to make sure it is a suitable area for surgery.
- Don’t lift heavy objects – The moving of heavy objects immediately after your surgery can negatively affect your results due to the strain put on your body by the act of lifting.