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How to Speed Up Recovery from Liposuction in Boston

The main goal of liposuction in Boston is to help you look your best. Liposuction removes the fat from troubled areas of the body, which commonly include the stomach, legs, arms, and chin. However, since it involves anesthesia (local) and tiny incisions in the skin to drain the fat, recovery time will be needed. We are proud to offer VASER® LipoSelection and Smartlipo at our office, but these procedures still involve some downtime. Here are some basic tips on how to recover faster from the treatment.

Prepare Your Home

Arrange for someone to drive you to and from the appointment and to assist you for a couple days after the procedure. Keep bottled water and other supplies close by to avoid getting up and down too much.

Ask Our Doctor What to Expect from Liposuction

Make a list of questions you have for your last meeting before the procedure so you won’t miss anything. You will need to know how often to change bandages, how to clean the treatment areas, and what medicines or supplements to take and avoid. Learn when you can return to work and when to schedule a follow-up appointment.

Wear the Right Clothes

Since you may be wearing compression garments and the skin will be delicate for a while, specific clothing should be avoided. Keep clothing loose, and avoid tight-fitting clothing or belts. Don’t be tempted to buy new clothes until the results are final.

Eat Well and Exercise Lightly

Stay hydrated, but avoid foods and beverages including sports drinks that have high sodium to reduce bloating. It’s okay to drink decaffeinated tea, diet vegetable juices, water, and skim milk. Reduce sugar intake to avoid suppressing the immune system and eat high-water content fruits like watermelon and apples to encourage healing. You don’t have to stay completely still, but exercise should remain light until our team says otherwise. It’s important to avoid strenuous activity for a set amount of time to allow for total healing.

Liposuction in Boston isn’t a weight loss program, but it can help you contour your body to your liking. With innovations like VASER® LipoSelection and Smartlipo, the recovery time is shorter than ever. However, it’s still important to follow certain steps in order to have the best outcome possible. Talk to our team at Finesse Cosmetic Surgery to get all the facts. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Waltham!