24 hours after lipo; while lying down should I elevate my lower body? (Photos)
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Recovery Tips after Liposuction
Hi Sean,Thanks for your question and photos. It seems based on the photo that if that was your fat it was more than 500cc's. If that amount is correct then 500cc's is not a lot of fat. To help recovery, I recommend ice for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off and repeat as tolerated to help with swelling and heat in the same fashion to help with bruising. I recommend arnica as herb that helps with swelling. I also recommend high frequency ultrasound and lymphatic massage to help get the swelling down. If a lot of fat is removed during surgery, I sometimes place drains to help get some of the fluid out without forcing your body to absorb it. I also allow ibuprofen to help with the bodies inflammatory response. But please check with your plastic surgeon for his or her recommendations!
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Lower Body Elevation After Lipo?
Liposuction - what can be done to speed recovery?
- It sounds as though everything is going as expected.
- It is wise to have your own surgeon answer your questions.
- For instance, some surgeons want ice packs used, some don't and some let patients decide.
- In bed, it is helpful to keep a pillow under your knees to avoid strain on your back.
- Being up and around as much as possible will help your healing.
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24 hours after lipo; while lying down should I elevate my lower body?
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