Before your surgerySpecific to Liposuction, you
Before your surgery
Specific to Liposuction, you may be advised to lose some weight prior to Liposuction, to give the best result to a particular area. At consultation with the Surgeon, discuss your expectations – the results will be far more successful if you both agree on this beforehand.
If you are a smoker, or take aspirin or any other medication, your Surgeon will wish to discuss this with you at your consultation. Your Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and/or resume these activities.
The day of your surgery
Your Surgeon will visit you in your room and draw marks around the areas to be treated. He will also obtain your final consent and answer any last minute questions you may have. When you wake from your anaesthetic you will have a support garment applied. There is normally some blood-stained fluid that seeps from the wound – this is normal and nurses will need to change your dressings until it stops. You will be offered painkillers and may be given antibiotics.
You will need to rest for 48 hours and avoid bending and heavy lifting. For multiple areas, bruising may be very extensive and you may need to take painkillers as prescribed by the hospital. You will be asked not to remove your support garment until your first post-operative visit to the clinic – general hygiene can be maintained through strip washes rather than baths and showers, ensuring that the operated area remains dry and covered. Any concerns during this period can be discussed with your clinic or out of hours emergency contact.