4 days post op liposculpture - can my dog bring bacteria to my incisions?
Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided
information as well.. This is the surgical
procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most
performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order
to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It
can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin,
abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small
incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied,
it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After
liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months
after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment
for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at
least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many
time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain.
Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an
accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also
really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery,
that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your
body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use
compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure
and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing
it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on
your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult
with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than
fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed
performing a thigh lift…
Your dog will not infect your liposuction
liposuction surgery, I advise the patients to take one week off from work. You
would need full time help with your children for that first week. At that
point we take out the stitches and the patients may return to work, but may not
engage in any strenuous activity. At one month, the patients start low impact
cardio. At two months they can engage in more strenuous physical activity. The
compression garment is worn for at least 6 weeks.
It is best to avoid the contact as much as possible for the first 3 weeks -4 weeks after. Also do not try to lift the dog or have it sit on your lap. Best of luck
Pet care after liposuction
As a general rule, avoid or at least minimize contact with possible sources of infection, including pets, for at least three weeks.
Of course, being in your best health can further minimize risk of complications.
I hope that helps and good luck.
Thank you for your question. It is always best to discuss any questions or concerns you may have related to your particular recovery expeirence with your operating physician first. That being said, in our practice we advise patients to keep pets out of the bed and bedroom and also refrain from picking up their pets for at least 3 weeks after surgery.
With kind regards,
Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., F.A.O.H.N.S., F.A.B.F.P.R.S.
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
Liposculpsure can increase infection risk with any contacts I suggest avoiding any major contacts in the treatment areas for 2-4 weeks. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer.