There are a number of things you can do to help prevent complications after liposuction:
- Choose a qualified and experienced surgeon.
- Get a thorough physical examination and medical history before the procedure.
- Discuss all of your risks and concerns with your surgeon.
- Follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully during the pre-operative and post-operative periods.
- Stop smoking and drinking alcohol at least two weeks before the procedure.
- Take antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor.
- Wear compression garments as instructed by your doctor.
- Avoid strenuous activity for at least two weeks after the procedure.
- Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids.
By following these tips, you can help reduce your risk of complications and ensure a safe and successful liposuction procedure.
Here are some additional tips for preventing complications after liposuction:
- Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. This will help you maintain your weight loss and reduce the risk of sagging skin.
- Avoid sun exposure. Sun exposure can make bruising and swelling worse.
- Be patient. It takes time for the swelling and bruising to go away. Don’t expect to see the final results of liposuction for several weeks or months.
If you have any concerns about complications after liposuction, be sure to talk to your doctor.