How to Recover from Liposuction


Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to rid patients of stubborn fat areas such as the upper thighs, upper arms, and abdomen. By making small incisions, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato will then go under your skin in order to scrape out extra fat cells and suction it out. Once you are sent off into recovery and deemed to go home, however, it will be important for you to know just how to properly recover.


Wear a Compression Device

Upon leaving Matthew J. Trovato’s office you will be given multiple things to help aid you during the healing process including some sort of compression sleeve or shirt. In order to ensure that your body heals as well as possible and that you don’t tear open your incision site, it’s crucial that you do wear your compression device for as long as recommended— typically one to two weeks following your liposuction procedure.


Avoid Strenuous Activities

If you consider yourself to be an active person and you enjoy doing things like playing sports and working out, it’s important for you to take a break from these activities while your body properly heals from liposuction. Because things like running could cause your incision site to open and become infected, you will be encouraged to avoid strenuous activities for at least a few weeks following your surgery or until you get the go-ahead from Dr. Matthew J. Trovato.


Get Some Rest and Relaxation

As the best way to fully heal from any sort of surgery, it’s important for you to get a proper amount of rest and relaxation following your liposuction surgery. In fact, most patients are encouraged to take at least a week off of work following surgery in order to be able to heal properly. During this time, make sure that you are laying down and taking care of yourself— the more rest and relaxation your body gets, the better it will heal.


To learn more about liposuction or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew J. Trovato, contact our office today!



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