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Liposuction is a common cosmetic procedure to remove stubborn fat from areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. It’s a surgical procedure that involves a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body, including the abdomen, arms, and neck. In addition to removing fat from different parts of the body, it also shapes and contours. 

Liposuction is a good way to remove fat, but it’s up to you to make the right choices after the procedure to ensure the results are permanent. In this article, we’ll explain how you can make your Liposuction in Fort Lauderdale more effective before and after surgery.

Before Surgery, You Should: 

Avoid Harmful Medications 

There are certain medications that you should avoid before your surgery. Your plastic surgeon will give you advice on what not to take, so be sure to follow his/her advice closely. 

Certain medications, supplements, and vitamins can increase your risk of complications after surgery. Common complications caused by certain harmful medications include excessive bleeding and high blood pressure. It is advised to avoid the following medications before your liposuction in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Aspirin
  • All NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Herbal therapies, such as ginseng and elderberry

You will meet with your plastic surgeon for a liposuction consultation, at which time you can ask what is safe to take and what to avoid. During your consultation, you should also inform your plastic surgeon about your medical history, prior surgeries, and any medication you are taking. 

Avoid Smoking 

Smoking before surgery puts you at higher risk of postoperative complications, such as heart attacks, bleeding, blood clots, and many other health issues. It is recommended to stop smoking one month before your procedure and don’t resume smoking until at least one month after your procedure. If you smoke during your recovery process, this can delay healing. You should avoid any form of nicotine, including nicotine patches.

Eat Healthier 

Consuming a healthy diet can improve your health which, in turn, helps you to heal better. It also increases skin elasticity, which helps your skin snap back in place after your liposuction in Fort Lauderdale. This is especially important if you’re targeting your neck and abdomen, areas of the body that are prone to looseness. Whenever possible, incorporate more antioxidant-rich foods into your diets, such as berries, nuts, and healthy oils. It also helps to eat foods high in water, like cucumber, and watermelon.

After Surgery, You Should: 

Wear Compression Garment

A compression garment is a piece of clothing that fits tightly around your skin. Your plastic surgeon will advise you to wear one while you’re healing to help reshape the treated area. For cosmetic reasons, it is advised to wear because it reduces the chances of your skin wrinkling and sagging. For healing purposes, it reduces swelling, which allows you to recover quicker. As a result, a compression garment is a very important part of the healing process. 

In general, for the first three weeks, you should wear your compression garment throughout the day except when showering. Your plastic surgeon should instruct you on exactly how long to wear it.

Start Exercising and Eat Healthy

After your hi-definition liposuction in Fort Lauderdale, you are advised to start exercising to improve your results. Start your routine roughly two weeks after your surgery. Keep in mind, though, it is not advised to take on a rigorous routine, such as jogging. Short walks to get your heart rate up is a good start. Talk to your plastic surgeon about when you should start exercising and what types of exercises are safe.

Once again, it’s important to eat a healthy diet after surgery. Eat foods high in protein, fiber, and other important nutrients. Try to avoid processed foods and foods that are high in sugar.

Contact Take Shape Plastic Surgery 

At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we utilize the latest technology to provide our patients with the safest and healthiest cosmetic procedures available. Our staff of certified surgeons is committed to the care and comfort of all our patients. We ensure that every patient’s experience at Take Shape is a positive one. Contact Take Shape Plastic Surgery today by calling us to schedule an appointment.

Doctor Russell F. Sassani is an expert in cosmetic surgery of the face, plastic surgery of the breast, body contouring surgery, fat grafting with concentrated stem cells, and laser skin resurfacing.

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