My surgery (liposcution of hips/thighs/abdomen is scheduled on a Monday, and I graduate on that Friday. Will i be OK to walk the stage?
Liposuction-RecoveryTime. Is Five Days Enough Time?
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Liposuction recovery time
In general five days is not enough time to recover from having three sites done. If you are having only a minimal amount done in each of these areas it might be. Ask your doctor. I would not have it done 5 days before graduation. In the event that you have a complication you may totally miss your graduation.
Lipo recovery in 5 days?
Given that important day in your life, I would not advise having the procedure. Risking a complication and potentially missing graduation could be a disaster for you and your family.
Don't Rush the Healing Period
Although possible, why would you ever want to threaten such an important event like a graduation. I would strongly recommend waiting until after graduation for this procedure as you more than likely will be in a robe so will not see results, will probably have some bruising and will not want to participate in the celebrations afterwards.
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Recover time for Lipo
Depending upon the different areas and the amount of liposuction done on the patient, you need approximately 5 days to recover and avoid certain activities. This should be enough time to return to a desk type job. Submental liposuction is easily accomplished with a down time of less than 5 days and usually has a minimal amount of bruising which makes this undetectable. To be physically active and exercise heavily, I would think a minimum of 2-3 weeks.
Risky decision of liposuction surgery just a few days before graduation
Why would you schedule your surgery right before your graduation? It is not even 5 days. Sure it may be possible given the right set of factors that you would be relatively OK. However, graduation is usually considered to be a very important occasion so why would you risk possibly either not being able to attend or feeling less than excellent for the celebration? It would be wise to reschedule the surgery for right after graduation - if possible.
Liposuction Recovery Time
Recovery From liposuction depends upon your baseline aerobic conditioning, the amount of fat being removed, the number of areas being liposuctioned, among other variables. It is never wise to expect a procedure to go exactly as promised if the consequences are great if it does not. Save your surgery for a time when you can have a more stress free recovery.
Liposuction and activity
Having liposuction one weak before graduation is a bit too close. While you more than likely will be ok, you may not.
Liposuction recovery time
You should be able to walk in 5 days, but will need to be wearing your compression garment. Any complication may slow you down.
Recovery from liposuction
Five days after liposuction, you will likely feel well enough to drive, walk, and will start increasing your activity level. However, keep in mind that you will still be swollen and may possibly have some bruising and some discomfort with activity. You will also likely still be wearing your post-operative compression garment. So yes, you will be able to "walk" at your graduation; the question for you is whether you want to if you aren't feeling 100%. Good luck!