Your Timeline Guide To Liposuction Recovery

Posted on: 30 July 2017

Liposuction is definitely a surgical undertaking you might consider going through yourself if you find that losing the excess weight is extremely challenging. Liposuction is going to remove the excess fat, thus helping to jump start your weight loss journey. However, many people are hesitant to take this step because they are worried about the recovery period. They don't want to miss work or miss out on time exercising, and most of all they fear falling back into old eating habits because of time spent recovering from the surgery at home. Here's what you should know about the timeline of liposuction recovery so that you can better understand how your recovery period is going to be beneficial in the end:

The First Couple Weeks: 

During the first week, you will be sore and may even experience some pain. However, the pain can be mangled with pain relievers, but because you will be sore, the amount of time spent moving around should be limited. This is why it's definitely suggested to have someone around to help you get your meals prepared and do other small things around the house so that you can recover at a faster rate. 

The 3rd to 4th Week:

By this time, you should definitely be able to do your normal routines, which means you may be able to return to work at this point depending on what your workload is like. If you do a lot of fast passed moving and lifting at work, however, then you're going to need to wait a bit longer. By this point, though, you can begin making your own meals and going food shopping to jump start your healthy lifestyle on your own. From here, you can also begin light exercising. Be sure to ask your doctor about what kinds of exercises they suggest at this point. 

The Following Month: 

Once you have reached a month after having then surgery, you should notice the change in your body that liposuction has provided since swelling should be completely reduced. At this point, you should be able to get back to your daily life, including going back to work and exercising more heavily. Just be sure that you visit your doctor first to get the approval. 

When you understand the timeline of recovery about liposuction, you can be sure that you are prepared for the process and don't let it hinder your fresh start to the healthy lifestyle you now want to lead.