In our laser liposuction New York practices, we make it a point to complete a comprehensive examination with each and every patient. Since no two people are exactly alike, each requires and deserves a personalized approach to his or her procedure. In our years of sculpting hundreds of clients, we have narrowed down some tips that may help patients experience a more successful liposuction procedure.
It is rare that a patient experiences serious complications from liposuction, especially with the advanced technology utilized in our laser liposuction procedure. However, there is never a guarantee of results. The good news is that there are steps you can take both before and after treatment in our laser lipo NY practices to encourage your body to respond the way it should to this precise procedure.
Before Laser Liposuction Surgery
Before SmartLipo surgery, you will meet with your surgeon to discuss your current health status. During this visit, it is important to openly communicate your desires and expectations. Simply by knowing what you can anticipate from laser liposuction, you gain understanding and relieve stress that may come from unrealistic expectations.
Your doctor also needs to know certain details of your medical history as well as any medications or supplements you are currently taking, as these may interfere with the procedure or healing process.
In some instances, patients may need to stop taking supplements or certain medications in the few weeks before his or her treatment by our laser liposuction New York experts. The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team will discuss during your consultation which medications to stop and which are acceptable to continue.
Liposuction is Not for Weight Loss
Because liposuction is not a means of weight loss (although it is common to weigh slightly less after the procedure), it is recommended that you should be at a stable weight (the weight you intend to maintain) before scheduling this procedure.
Should you lose a significant amount of weight AFTER liposuction, there is the likelihood that you will have loose skin that requires a second lipo procedure or even a skin minimizing procedure such as a tummy tuck or skin removal surgery.
Scheduling surgery while you are at your ideal weight allows you to determine the best procedure for your situation. In some cases, complimentary procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation can be scheduled for the same day.
The liposuction procedure is one that removes a fair amount of fluid from the body. Therefore, it can be beneficial to increase fluid intake in the week prior to surgery.
The night before surgery, you may drink a bottle or two of Gatorade to help reduce the effects of the fluid shift that occurs during and after surgery. Make sure to clear this with your doctor before doing so. Take a good multivitamin with vitamin C in the weeks before and after surgery because this also facilitates the healing process.
Ensuring Successful Post-Op Smartlipo Recovery
What happens after surgery is just as important as what comes before. We have one simple tip to offer regarding aftercare and that is to prepare ahead of time.
The more you have done before your surgery to aid in your recovery, the less stressful those days of healing will be. Your home will become your place of healing, and should thus be full of readily accessible items such as pre-prepared meals and entertainment.
In addition to turning your home into your post-surgery recovery center, carefully follow your post-operative instructions and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying your new body!
Contact the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team at our laser lipo NY practices in New York City/Manhattan and Commack, Long Island for more information and to book your free consultation!
*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.