Liposculpture helps slim and contour your body but before your new look emerges, you’ll experience a period of swelling following your surgery. This is a normal part of the healing process, even if it feels frustrating at the time. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help reduce this swelling.
1. Wear a Compression Garment
After your surgery, your doctor will give you a compression garment to wear over the area where your procedure was performed. This garment applies pressure to the area, which helps to control swelling and encourage proper fluid drainage, which is especially key after tumescent liposuction. Following your doctor’s instructions on how and when to wear the garment helps reduce swelling.
2. Stay Hydrated and Avoid Salty Foods
It’s normal to be thirsty for a few days after surgery, and you should feel free to drink plenty of water or fruit juices to keep hydrated and promote proper healing. You should also avoid salty foods, which cause your body to retain water, preventing swelling from going down.
3. Stay Mildly Active
The first couple days after your surgery, you don’t want to overly exert yourself by putting too much stress on your body. Once you start feeling up to it, though, you should slowly begin resuming normal activities, and you might like to get some fresh air and take a short, easy walk. These activities will reduce swelling, get your blood moving and help you to heal more quickly, plus they’ll make you feel better in general as well. It’s important not to overexert yourself, though, and always stop and rest if you feel tired.