“How soon after the treatment will I see results?”
is one of the most popular questions during the initial consultation. The answer… everyone heals differently some faster than others.
Initially, you will see an immediate fat reduction after the procedure. Then there will be a consistent
gradual progression once the initial swelling goes down, approximately 7 days. The final results are visible approximately 12 weeks post-op. The more fat that was extracted the longer it takes for your skin to
adjust to the new body shape. Majority of the swelling should dissipate within a week, however, some have experienced minor swelling for up to four months post procedure. Individual results vary due to
The most important is following the post procedure recommended aftercare instructions.
Those patients typically experience the fewest issues during recovery and generally have the best results. Receiving regular Lymphatic massages and wearing compression garments are the two biggest factors for the best shape and healing.
Sessions should start the day after the procedure, the sooner lymphatic Massage is started the quicker you will see results. This is an extremely important part of healing and your results. After liposuction, as part of the post-operative care, a series of manual Lymphatic Drainage Massages help to decrease swelling, bruising, and fibrosis (scar tissue formation) preventing lumps, bumps and bulges. It also helps reduce inflammation and recovery time.
Wearing compression garments during the liposuction healing process plays a very important role in results. Expect to wear the compression garments 24 hours a day, for the first seven days. Only taking it off to shower. Then reduce to 8 hours daily, typically while you sleep for the next six weeks.
These high-tech, advanced recovery garments are specifically designed to help heal and contour.
Proper use of compression garments post surgery may be the most effective thing you can do to enhance your new shape. Swelling, bruising, loose skin accompanied by a wrinkled/dimpled appearance can be the result of not wearing these special garments.
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