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.

San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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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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