Seven Things You Need to Know Before Getting Liposuction

Seven Things You Need to Know Before Getting Liposuction

If you’re considering liposuction in the new year, here are seven things you need to know first.

Find a Doctor You Trust

Experiencing some anxiety is a normal part leading up to any medical procedure. That’s why it’s essential to find a doctor you trust. Having confidence in your provider eases your anxiety pre-liposuction. What should you look for in a provider? Click here to learn the five must-have qualities for a plastic surgeon (listed under Myth #1).

Share Your Complete Medical History With Your Provider

Make sure your plastic surgeon knows your complete medical history. That includes all medications you’re taking (both prescription and over-the-counter), any allergies, and any past surgeries. This is important because it allows your doctor to know if further testing needs to be done before scheduling a procedure.

Talk With Your Loved Ones

With any big step in life, it’s important to involve the ones closest to you as your support system. Share your decision with those you love, so you can have them on board before the new you is revealed.

Tell Your Doctor if you Struggle With Anxiety

If anxiety is a struggle for you, talk with your plastic surgeon to find out if he or she would recommend any anti-anxiety medication. You can also find a close friend or family member to drive you to and from the procedure.

Wear Compression Garments After Surgery

Shapewear (aka compression garments) is basically a gentle hug for your body, telling your post-surgery body to contour in the way your surgeon wants it to. It’s important to wear the compression garments as much as possible for 2-6 weeks following surgery. Your doctor can advise you of the best length of time for your body.

Start Massages a Week After Liposuction

After liposuction, the treatment area can become firm due to inflammation. After a week passes, a massage to the treatment area may help soften the tissue. This is something you can do for yourself, for five minutes, twice a day. Your surgeon will instruct you on how to massage the area.

Stick to Healthy Basics

It’s easy to underestimate the basic tenets of a healthy lifestyle: Get your rest, drink enough water, and eat healthy foods. Your doctor will let you know when it’s appropriate to resume exercising. These activities cannot be underestimated after any kind of surgery. For your body to heal quickly and fully, you need to make sure you are taking care of your body. On a similar note, nicotine actually impairs healing, so it’s important to avoid smoking, both before and after surgery.

As always, if you have any questions regarding the process, it’s important to talk with your doctor. This can also ease your anxiety as you get ready to unveil the new you.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact us at K Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kayastha Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Albany, NY.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.