Liposuction Do’s and Don’ts

Liposuction Do’s and Don’ts

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure intended to tone, slim, and sculpt the body. Liposuction removes areas of stubborn fat, creating your desired contours. Liposuction is an excellent treatment for individuals near their ideal body weight looking to reshape their bodies. Liposuction can be performed in the abdomen, legs, arms, back, chest, love handles, thighs, knees, calves, and chin areas. Knowing the dos and don’ts before and after your procedure is essential.

Dos of Liposuction


Before your liposuction procedure, you must ask any questions you have. At K Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel comfortable and confident before going into your procedure. Knowing what to expect beforehand, including the procedure, recovery, and your results, can help you prepare.

Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon. Choosing a board-certified surgeon ensures that your surgeon has undergone extensive education and safety procedure training. Selecting a surgeon specializing in liposuction can ensure they have the experience you are looking for. At K Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kayastha is a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Look at your surgeon’s before and after procedure pictures. Looking at your surgeon’s work can be beneficial in ensuring that their work and surgery style align with your desired goals. Seeing before and after photos of various body types displays a sense of diversity in their capabilities.

Use liposuction appropriately. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but is an excellent procedure for removing those last few stubborn pounds of fat, reshaping your body, and achieving your goals. Weight loss should not be your primary goal, although afterward, you may experience your clothing size decreasing. For individuals opting for more extreme results, this can be paired with a tummy tuck to remove any excess skin.

Before your surgery, you must stabilize your weight by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Healthy individuals tend to heal better, and implementing lifestyle changes beforehand can ensure that you retain your healthy habits afterward.


Afterward, it is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle to maintain your results. Putting on weight after surgery is still possible, even in your treated areas. Eating a healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while avoiding sweets and excessive carbs is crucial. Regular exercise with intense and moderate workouts can help you maintain your new curves.

Don’ts of Liposuction


Before surgery, it is important not to assume that the surgery is just for women. Liposuction is a versatile procedure customizable to your wants, needs, and body goals. Many male patients consider liposuction to treat gynecomastia (excessive male breast tissue) or to tone their abdomen.

Don’t wait to achieve your dream body. If you want to contour, tone, or slim the body, liposuction can provide the quick results you have been aiming for.


Don’t ignore your recovery instructions. After your liposuction procedure, your doctor will instruct you to achieve optimal results with proper healing. Giving your body the right amount of time to rest and heal is extremely important. It is essential to move around when you feel ready, wear a compression garment, and resume normal activities after approximately two weeks.

Don’t expect instant results. The treated areas may be swollen the first few weeks after your procedure. Wearing a compression garment can help minimize swelling and aid in recovery. Your final results will emerge six to twelve months after your procedure process.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in liposuction and are in the Albany, NY, area, contact us at K Plastic Surgery PLLC to schedule a consultation today for more information on liposuction.