What is the fastest way to recover from liposuction?

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What is the fastest way to recover from liposuction?

Patients have great influence on the liposuction recovery time. Those who follow post-op aftercare instructions tend to get back to normal really fast, also the risk of side effects and complications is minimized. The fastest way to recover from liposuction is following post-operative instructions and aftercare instructions, and taking a proper post-op care. The main guidelines enabling a smooth recovery include:


  • get rest during the first week, getting back to normal too fast may result in post-surgical complications
  • follow a recommended Post-operative Diet (liquid diet is not necessary, but light meals are suggested) and stay hydrated
  • get nutrition – pay attention to provide yourself enough macro and micro elements and vitamins
  • avoid stress
  • avoid alcohol and cigarettes
  • get a proper sleeping position
  • remember about physical activity – increase the physical activity level gradually (starting with short walks)
  • apply cold compress – it prompts healing of liposuction swelling and bruising
  • do not use any cosmetics on the treated area for the first week, consult with the surgeon any cosmetics you need to use at that time (e.g. arnica cream)
  • attend follow-up appointment
  • have a positive attitude
  • wear compression clothing as instructed by the surgeon.


Patients should note that the recovery and healing process greatly influences the final effects and the risk of post-op complications. So, following the recommended plastic surgery aftercare is very important and patients need to be aware of it.

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