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How To Prepare For Your Liposuction Treatment

Are you getting prepared for liposuction? Getting liposuction can be an exciting as well as anxiety-filled time. You may be excited but apprehensive about the procedure. All this is understandable but to close the gap, you need to make sure that you understand as much as possible about the procedure that you are about to undertake.

Here's a closer look at what you can expect from liposuction treatments, including treatments like Smartlipo

A Medical Evaluation

Before your doctor does the surgery they will want to know your medical evaluation. Your medical history will tell you if you are a suitable candidate for liposuction. Your doctor will also want to know your medical history. There are some medications you may need to stop taking before the surgery. Medications such as aspirin or any anti-inflammatory drug can cause an increase in bleeding after the surgery. 

The Procedure 

There are three major steps involved in a library suction procedure. First, your doctor will administer anesthesia to make you comfortable during the procedure. There are several different types of anesthesia available and your doctor will help you decide which one is right for you.

Following the anesthesia incisions will be made in the affected area. Incisions allow your doctor to loosen the fat. The fat is then suctioned out of your body using a vacuum that is attached to the tube. You will not see the results immediately because there is likely to be swelling in the area where the incision was done. Once the swelling goes down the results will become noticeable.

Recovering from the Surgery

Once the surgery is completed you will need to focus on your recovery. You will likely be asked to wear compression garments to cover the treatment area. Compression garments will help to control swelling. Your doctor may also place drains in the area of the incisions so that excess blood or fluid can be drained from the body.

If you have any questions about this part of your recovery journey you should make sure that you ask your doctor. Understanding what happens during liposuction treatment can go along with ensuring that you feel comfortable with everything that happens during the procedure. 

 Ask your doctor as many questions as you need to to get comfortable. This will ensure that your surgery does not cause you any distress and you can simply look forward to the great results you have dreamed about getting.