liposuction recovery

After your Minneapolis liposuction, you may find the recovery symptoms to be quite unappealing such as bruising, scarring and swelling. But don’t worry! During your initial consultation, Dr. James A. Hoffman, will thoroughly discuss the recovery period with you and answer any questions you may have. While healing varies from one person to another, you can facilitate a healthy and quick recovery by using the following recovery aids below!

1. Compression Garments

Compression garments are very useful in preventing the risk of blood clot formation, reducing swelling, and making sure that the treated area will be “molded” the right way. It is common for your plastic surgeon to instruct you to wear compression garments for 24 hours post-procedure except when you’re bathing.

Surgeries involving the arms, legs and abdomen may require you to buy different sizes of compression garments to accommodate your body’s gradual size reduction.

2. Irrigation Bottles

For wounds or scars that are healing at a very slow pace, an irrigation bottle may just save the day! These bottles are very useful when a wound bleeds or opens during recovery.

3. Camouflage Makeup

As mentioned earlier, there will be bruising, scarring, and swelling post-procedure. Several manufacturers have made camouflage makeup products to help improve the appearance of the treated area. However, it is important to ask Dr. Hoffman first as to which camouflage products you should use.

4. Disposable Washcloths

Disposable washcloths will serve you well in case of sores or rough skin post-surgery. Apart from being an inexpensive method in helping clean your wound, you can dispose of them right away.

5. Relaxation Aids

Recovery will most likely be quick if you are able to relax and rest comfortably. Relaxation aids such as books, calming teas, music, etc. may be able to help. Getting enough rest should be considered a priority post-surgery.

Minneapolis Plastic Surgery

A consultation with Dr. Hoffman will help you figure out the best recovery aids post-liposuction. Contact us at 651.686.4548 or fill out this online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoffman. We look forward to your visit!