While your liposuction procedure may seem like the final step in achieving your ideal figure, it’s only the start of the journey toward your final results. A healthy recovery is critical in encouraging your body to heal properly and develop the results you’re looking for.
Request a consultation to meet with Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about what to expect both before and after liposuction. A Tampa Bay native, Dr. Castellano is well-known as one of the best cosmetic surgeons and body contouring specialists in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
What to Expect after Surgery
During your initial consultation with Dr. Castellano, he’ll explain the most important aspects of what you can expect after surgery. It’s important to keep in mind that the recovery process is just as important as the surgery itself when it comes to reaching your appearance goals.
Immediately after your surgery, you can expect one or more of the following:
Dr. Castellano may ask you to wear a special post-surgical compression garment or bandages following your liposuction procedure. The purpose of the compression garment is to promote optimal blood circulation, reduce swelling and expedite the healing process. Dr. Castellano’s staff will schedule your first follow-up appointment and provide a detailed list of post-operative instructions.
What to Expect during Recovery
While every person’s recovery process is a little different, you can expect your recovery to follow a rough timeline:
This guide does not represent every stage of your recovery and your body will continue to respond to factors such as age, lifestyle and weight fluctuations. Provided that you practice regular exercise and healthy eating, you should be able to enjoy your new, slimmer figure for many years to come. It’s important to learn all that you can expect before liposuction as well as after to enjoy the most positive experience.