You should understand what is necessary after your surgery to ensure proper healing and fantastic results. If you are combining liposuction with another procedure like breast augmentation or a tummy tuck, there are additional protocols to follow after the operation.
You will return home with your surgery incisions wrapped in compression garments to control swelling. You will need to wear this post-surgical garment for at least a month after surgery, or as directed by Dr. Cambeiro.
You will go home with prescribed meds for discomfort and infection. Please take these as directed to ensure your recovery is as comfortable and successful as possible. Because Dr. Cambiero saturates the fat in the treated area with fluid during liposuction, you most likely will have drains inserted to allow the fluid to escape. This drainage usually subsides within 48 hours.
Most patients return to work or their daily routine within a week, except those who have more strenuous jobs. They may need to stay home for a week or two.
If you would like to know more about liposuction or any of our body contouring procedures, surgical or non-surgical, please schedule a consultation online or call (702) 734-4100.