Liposuction Discharge Advice
Liposuction can be an ideal procedure for women and men who are at or near their ideal body weight. We hereby offer liposuction discharge advice:
- Swelling and bruising will be present in the areas where liposuction has been performed. This will gradually reduce over 4 to 6 weeks.
- You will need to wear an elasticated pressure garment for 6 to 8 weeks after surgery.
- The garment will help to contour the area as the swelling and bruising diminishes and is therefore a vital part of your aftercare.
- You will need to rest the area and should avoid strenuous activity for at least 4 weeks (walking and gentle stretching is fine).
- Stitches are removed or dissolve on their own within 7 to 14 days after surgery.
- Take painkillers as directed, these are usually Paracetamol-based. Please avoid taking any Aspirin-based medications as these can cause bleeding.
- If you are prescribed antibiotics, it is important that you complete the course.
- Depending on your job, you should be able to return to work within 1 week of surgery.
- Please refrain from smoking as this prevents good wound healing.
- Your scars will be firm and pink for at least 6 weeks. These will improve and fade over a period of several months. You will be given scar care advice re: massage, use of creams and oils and silicone gel dressings at your follow-up appointments.
- Scars should be protected from sun exposure, for at least the first year following surgery, by either keeping the scars covered or by using total sun block.
- Should you experience undue pain, redness, hardening, a raised temperature or feel unwell, please contact the hospital where you had your procedure, or your Consultant directly if you have been requested to do so.