What To Buy Before Your Liposuction Procedure

By Nicole Karlis

From compression garments to band-aids here's everything you should get before your liposuction procedure.

So, you've made the decision to get liposuction. Now what? Once your surgery date is scheduled, there's still quite a bit to do in order to prepare. Here's a list of supplies, *approved by those who have had the procedure themselves, to help you have the best experience possible. If we've left something out, let us know in the comments section below. 

To-Do Before Lipo:

  Get a regular physical to make sure you're healthy
  Schedule lymphatic massages for after the surgery (if your surgeon doesn't provide them)
 Clean the house and go grocery shopping before the surgery



Plastic gloves
Alcohol swabs
Antibacterial soap
Ear plugs and sleeping mask
Compression Garments (RealSelfers recommend buying two!)
Ice packs
Blow up ring to put on the toilet to help you sit/make it less painful
Loose, baggy clothing that is easy to get on and off
Extra pillows
Extra towels or old bed sheets to put down in the car,sofa or bed for leakage
Protein shakes/meal replacements (you might not be able to eat for the first few days)
Arnica cream/gel for bruising
Lipo foam
Gauze/tape for incision sites
Compression socks
Body wipes
Stool softner
Entertainment to keep you from getting bored during recovery!
Vitamin C


Did we forget something? Let us know in the comments section below.

*A special thanks to Transforme, Songbirdmgmt and TeamLipo785 for helping us put together this list

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This is very useful...thanks guys
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Thanks guys
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Which compression garments?
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Usually your doctor will provide those for you :)
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I went ahead and bought a couple offoff of ebay. They are Veronique. Pretty expensive online but I found them for $44. Thank goodness because the other one is too big.
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Thank you so much for the list! My surgery isn't planned until July, but I'm so excited to get the project underway! Thanks Again!
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I was told the puppy training pads work great for leakage in the car and on the bed.
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also the thickest of maxi pads to place over incisions for drainage
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Bromelain or Omega 3 for inflammation. scar cream
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I'm having lipo and a tuck, will I need anymore, or anything less for my procedure ????
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Yesss I needed this
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Thanks!  Let us know if we left anything off our list!

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This is going to be so useful!

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