What should I do or not do before Tumescent Liposuction to prevent the unwanted side effects? Eating, drinking? etc.

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Before surgery

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I recommend avoiding smoking, and anyone who smokes, and drinking alcohol at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery. Do drink plenty of water and eat a proper diet of fruits, vegetables and protein. Do avoid high salty foods and drinks. also exercise, least walking, is beneficial. also, please wear your compression garments as instructed.

Liposuction - how to prevent swelling

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Thank you for asking about your liposuction.

  • Don't drink alcohol or smoke anything for 1 - 2 weeks in advance.
  • Avoid high salt foods.
  • Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Get daily exercise of 30 - 40 minutes, even if it's just walking.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Post Liposuction Irregularities, Swelling -- Try Massage, Velashape or Venus Legacy With Your Compression

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Liposuction results vary on multiple different factors. The biggest factor would be who is performing the procedure -- their technique, skill, and experience. Post liposuction, massage, RF treatments and hyperbaric oxygen will drastically reduce swelling. I suggest seeking a board certified cosmetic dermatologist and following his/her pre and post operative protocol. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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The most important decision is choosing the right Board certified Plastic Surgeon. Follow their pre-operative and post-operative instructions

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