What happens after a liposuction procedure depends to some extent on the type of anaesthetic given – local or general, or a combination of both – and how large an area you have had treated. Your doctor will discuss every aspect of your treatment and make sure you know what to expect. It is important to discuss any concerns you have with your doctor well before any treatment takes place.
Generally speaking, patients who undergo liposuction in Perth will be up and about within 24 hours, or as soon as the sedation wears off. Walking around is encouraged to help you get back to normal and to help the incisions drain completely. However, if you’ve had a large area done with a general anaesthetic you may not feel much like getting up for a little longer than that. Be guided by your doctor in this case.
What about after care?
Naturally enough, after care will be required. You will have incisions in your skin where the fat was sucked out, so these must be treated and allowed to heal. Usually, elastic bandages or a compression garment will need to be worn. This allows the incisions to drain without stitches, ensuring that pain-causing inflammation is reduced or avoided altogether.