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Things to Consider Before a Liposuction Operation

How to Prepare for Liposuction

If you’re feeling self-conscious about your shape and have tried everything you can to transform your body so that it looks the way you want it to look but are genuinely in a position where you feel like you may need help through cosmetic surgery for your body, Liposuction may be the best option.

With cosmetic surgery on the rise both nationally and globally, there is no need to feel self-conscious when making the decision to go ahead with Liposuction. In fact ISAPS.org found that Liposuction is one of the most common surgical procedures for both men and women. Other surgical procedures are also on the rise including breast augmentation and eyelid surgery.
The positive side of this increase is that expertise in the cosmetic industry is on the rise. Standards from CareQuality Commission ensures that procedures are always performed to a high standard.

Before making the decision to go ahead with liposuction, you will need to ensure that you are comfortable with everything involved including following a period of

No alcohol
No smoking
No non-prescription medication
No vitamins

It might also be a good idea to set a weight loss goal, and you can tie this in with the shape enhancing procedure of Liposuction. Whilst Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat cells, you are more likely to benefit in the long term if you can follow a healthy diet and exercise plan. It is important to keep in mind that although Liposuction can transform your shape and profile quite dramatically, it is not a weight loss tool. It’s more about maximising on the work you have already done in order to get your body looking the way you always wanted it to look. Liposculpture is also an option that is available. It is important to note that you will need to diet several months before surgery. By the time you reach the month before your liposuction procedure, your body should have adjusted to the changes you made beforehand. If you try to crash diet weeks before you can cause yourself serious issues during and after the surgery.

How far you go with your exercise and diet depends on your personal preferences and goals. For example, if you want six pack abs then you will need to complete physical activities that hit the muscle groups you want to develop.
If you’re less concerned about building presentable muscle and are more interested in removing stubborn areas of fat and creating a more contoured look, it is still advisable to complete muscle exercises before the procedure. It is recommended that you start exercising several months before surgery. If you can, it is a good idea to use a personal trainer. They provide the expertise required to ensure you follow a balanced diet, lose weight safely and build muscle without causing any unnecessary injury.

FAQs

It is likely you will have many questions to ask about the preperations required for Liposuction. Here is a list of frequent questions we are asked during the free consultation we provide

  • What should I do the night before liposuction?

    You must not eat or drink anything (including water) after midnight on the date that your liposuction procedure is planned. You can brush your teeth in the morning but make sure you do not swallow any water when you rinse.

  • What will happen if I don't stop smoking before Liposuction?

    Smoking before any surgery can increase the chances of delayed recovery, bleeding and other dangerous complications. For this reason you should stop smoking before your surgery and for at least a period of one month during the recovery stage.

  • Can I drive myself to the hospital for liposuction?

    It is best that you ask a friend or family member to drive you to the hospital on the day of the surgery. This way you will remain safe on your journey home and will also be able to feel relaxed.

  • Do I need to buy anything before going into surgery?

    It is a good idea to prepare for the recovery period before you go into surgery. This means you should consider the garments that you want to buy, make your sleeping arrangements even more comfortable, consider getting help with your pets, and planning easy to prepare meals to make life that little bit easier.