FAQ BODY PROCEDURES

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BY ALFREDO HOYOS

Medical

HIGH DEF LIPOSCULTURE FAQ QUESTIONS


Am I a good candidate for the procedure? If you have stubborn bulges of fat that won’t go away no matter how much you exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet, you might be a good candidate for body contouring with liposuction. Candidates for lipo should be at or near their target weight, as the procedure is not a substitute for weight loss. Many men and women undergo liposculpture as a finishing touch to their weight loss to help accentuate and fine-tune their slimmer figure. How long will my body procedure take? The duration of your liposculpture procedure depends on the technique uses and the area(s) being treated. It can last anywhere from 1 to 4 hours and is generally performed on an outpatient basis, so you can go home after your procedure is complete. What can I expect during my recovery? Each individual’s experience of liposculpture recovery varies depending on the area(s) treated, the type of liposuction performed, and his or her body’s response to the surgery. In general, you can expect bruising and swelling around the treatment area that can last several weeks. You will likely experience some soreness following your surgery, Will I have scars? Any surgery involves some degree of scars, and this includes liposculpture. However, scars resulting from liposuction are usually quite small, very small, since the incision only needs to be large enough to fit the cannula used to shape the body contours. The number of incisions depends on the size of the treatment area. The doctor takes special care to place incisions as discreetly as possible. With proper care, your scars can heal to a point of being hardly detectable, almost invisible. How long until I see my results? Your liposculpture results will gradually develop over the weeks and months following surgery. While you should be able to notice an immediate difference in your body contours, post-surgical swelling and bruising may obscure your final results for some time. Most of the healing process will be complete by about 3 months after surgery, and you should be able to see your final liposuction results within 6 months after your procedure.


Do I need to follow a special diet? The first 48 hours after surgery should avoid meats and seafood, dairy products, acidic foods. Remember to have a light diet. The initial recovery process requires an adequate intake of calories and protein to promote healing and repair processes. Therefore, it is important to include a proper balanced diet to individual needs When can I return to work? Depends mainly on two factors: 1. The type of surgery. With facial surgeries and Hi Def lipo, you can return to work in about 8 days. In large operations, as a full facelift or Lipectomy, you must wait 15 days. 2. Depends on what kind of work you do If you work at a desk or office will make it easier for you to return to work if you work outdoors or if you are required to perform physical activity may require more recovery time. Can I exercise after the procedure? This depends. Before exercising again after liposuction, patients should consult their surgeons for the specific and individual guidelines for liposuction recovery. Dr. Hoyos encourages patients to begin a moderate routine to walk three or four days after liposuction. Gentle exercise after liposuction is an important defense against the formation of blood clots in the legs and other post-surgical complications. • You can start working out slowly after 6 weeks. You can work some abs • Exercise you can do: running, elliptical bike, walk fast. • The weightlifting can put a significant strain on the incisions and sutures. It is a good idea to start lifting weights slowly after 6 weeks but slowly. Make repetitions with light weight. • After two days of surgery, you can start walking. After two weeks you can start with Light aerobic exercise. REMEMBER EVERY BODY responds differently, because of that you have to be patient and listen to your body and understand its limitations.


What happens to the water after the procedure? Drinking adequate amounts of water, teas, fruit juices or soft drinks to avoid dehydration. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for 48 hours before surgery and 48 hours after surgery. When can i go to a beach or a pool? Attend and sun exposure after 3 months of surgery If I’ve had liposuction and I gained weight how long I need to wait for another surgery? It is prudent to wait more than a year.

When can I have sex after a lipo? If you had liposuction under your chin, on the backs of your knees, or your upper arms, you may be ready to resume sexual relations within a few days. But if we removed excess fat on large areas of your thighs, belly, and/or buttocks, you might have to wait a week to ten days. Before then, your body will be tender and that could make the experience painful. There’s nothing sexy about that. You also won’t want to compromise the healing process or your final results.

When can I go out at night? Exposure to cold or other adverse environmental conditions can cause pain, especially after procedures like nose s job or body contouring surgeries. It is recommended to wear warm clothing to avoid unpleasant side effects for at least one month after surgery.

What are the tasks of the nurse after the surgery? Your nurse can administer your medications and assist you with wound care, drain tubes, etc. They can also provide assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, getting dressed, preparing meals, light housekeeping, laundry and general household management.

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