Liposuction can be a life changing procedure, removing your stubborn fat for a slimmer, more confident you! But what happens in the months and years following your procedure? Here’s what you can expect:
For a Successful Recovery
While you’ll likely be feeling more like yourself after the first week, the first several months after liposuction are still about recovery. Although 90% of your initial swelling should diminish by your eighth week of recovery, you might experience some fluctuations in swelling for about six to nine months. You can also expect to attend several follow up appointments in this time to check your healing process. During this time, it’s important to stay patient and remain optimistic! You should also follow all exercise and movement restrictions carefully.
When Maintaining Results
Once you’re fully recovered you’ll be ready to fully enjoy your new contour! The fat cells removed during your liposuction procedure can never return, but don’t let that fool you into thinking you can’t gain weight. You can still gain weight in untreated areas, which could affect your overall body balance and results. To ensure the best results from your procedure, make sure you keep up a regular exercise routine and stick to a healthy diet. Mild weight fluctuations won’t have a huge impact on your results, but you’ll want to avoid any major weight gain.
As the Aging Process Continues
While there are some factors that are in your control like maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the aging process will continue after liposuction, and eventually your contour may be affected. Stubborn fat isn’t the only thing that can affect your contour. As you age, you’ll likely notice your skin losing its elasticity, resulting in hanging skin and tissue. If this becomes a concern in the future, you might talk with your surgeon about a skin tightening procedure like a tummy tuck.
To learn more about the liposuction procedure and what you can expect after treatment, contact our office today and we’ll schedule your consultation with Dr. Perry.