You no doubt have many questions if you are considering a body sculpting procedure – and one of these may be: What will the recovery be like? Because everyone’s procedure is different, your recovery will be as well – but here is some general information on what is involved in this procedure and what you might expect during your recovery.
What Is Body Sculpting?
Body sculpting is a way to give patients the feminine shape they want. An important tool used for this is liposuction, which can be used to remove fat to slim down the waist, making the curves of the hips stand out more. Liposuction may also be used for a fat transfer procedure, in which fat is taken from one part of the body and injected into the chest area or the buttocks. Liposuction and fat transfer are both very safe, common procedures, but there are some things you should know about these procedures and your recovery:
- Before the procedure. To prepare the body for liposuction, you should quit smoking at least 2 weeks before, and there are certain medications you should stop taking. These may include blood-thinning medications (such as Advil and Motrin), and it may also include herbal supplements – your doctor will give you a full list.
- After the procedure. There will be some swelling and discomfort, and you might not notice results until the swelling goes down. You should avoid doing anything too strenuous for a few weeks, but you will likely be able to return to most of your regular activities within a few days.
- Preparing for your procedure. You may want to do a few things beforehand, such as preparing meals so that you don’t have to worry about eating right even if you don’t feel like cooking.
Of course, your doctor will discuss with you exactly what you need to know to prepare for your procedure so that you have as quick and comfortable a recovery as possible. If you are considering a body sculpting procedure, you can count on the staff at Del Rey Face to answer all of your questions and address your concerns. Call the office in Marina Del Rey, California, for a consultation at 310-823-4444.