Preparing for Liposuction

Before your liposuction

  • Stock-up on any type of sports drink for after your surgery.
    • Plan to drink at least 48 – 80 ounces (six to 10 eight-ounce glasses) of sports drink each day for 2- 3 days after your procedure.
  • Prepare healthy meals ahead of time for the days following your surgery.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing on the day of your surgery.
  • Consult your doctor for more specific information on follow-up visits after surgery.

After your liposuction

When recovering from your surgery it is important to be aware of the following:

  • You have received an anesthetic and may feel mildly sleepy and dizzy.
  • Take pain medication as directed by your nurses and continue as directed for the next few days until the pain begins to subside.
  • Apply ice packs to help control the pain.
  • Do not take any aspirin or aspirin-containing products, including ibuprofen, as this increases the risk of bleeding and bruising. 
    • Tylenol can be used when the pain has somewhat subsided.
  • Limit your activity immediately following your surgery.
    • We suggest that you get out of bed frequently and walk around the house.
  • Shower two days after surgery.
  • Remove your compression garment only to shower.
    • Apply an antibiotic ointment, such as bacitracin or Polysporin®, on the incision before putting the compression garment back on.

Call your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room if you develop any unusual symptoms, such as:

  • shaking chills and/or fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit
  • excessive bleeding (more than slight oozing of blood)
  • excessive pain
  • excessive swelling
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