Are you considering liposuction to reduce those stubborn fat bulges? Liposuction is the ideal way to contour your body and fine-tune your figure, but making adequate preparations for surgery is the best way to ensure a favorable outcome. So how should you prepare for liposuction surgery?
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. The goal of liposuction is therefore to reshape and contour the body.
Depending on the specific liposuction technique being performed, surgery may be done under local anesthesia or sedation anesthesia. Liposuction is commonly performed on problem areas like the abdomen, flanks, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks.
How Should I Prepare For Liposuction Surgery?
In the weeks leading up to liposuction surgery, your plastic surgeon will order lab tests and a medical evaluation to verify your health status. Your doctor may also ask you to stop taking certain medications such as aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs, as they can increase bleeding. You should also stop taking herbal supplements and stop smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery.
Prior to surgery, it’s also important to ask a family member or friend to drive you to and from the operation. In addition, you should arrange to have someone stay with you for at least 24 hours after surgery.
During your surgical consultation, it is always advisable to ask your doctor exactly what you need to do to safely prepare for surgery.
Would you like to learn more about liposuction surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Boca Raton, FL area, contact Dr. Cristina Keusch of the Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center for an in-person consultation.
You can reach Dr. Keusch at www.drkeusch.com, or by calling (561) 931-6712.