Liposuction Recovery in Philadelphia, PA
Located in Bala Cynwyd and serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maple Shade, New Jersey, and the surrounding area, The Falcone Center for Functional, Cosmetic and Integrative Medicine takes pride in the aftercare of their patients and is happy to offer this outline to liposuction recovery.
Recovering from Liposuction
Your treatment isn’t over just because the procedure is complete. At The Falcone Center, we’re committed to helping you look and feel your best post-liposuction, which is why we take certain measures to ensure both your physical and psychological health before you go home.
For starters, we ask that you remain in our recovery office for a period of time and bring a snack to eat before being discharged. It’s a comfortable place to rest, rejuvenate and reflect on the changes you’re about to see in your figure.
Once discharged, we’ll still remain an active part of your recovery process. We’ll give you a detailed set of instructions to help you during your transition. These instructions will include everything from medication instructions to the best ways to manage your surgical site. We’ll also ask that you come back to the office for check-ups in the future.
Here are just a few measures you’ll want to personally undertake during your recovery. You might need to add or modify them depending on Dr. Falcone’s instructions, but these should serve as a general guide to recovering from liposuction in Philadelphia.
Wearing the Compression Garment
We’ll provide a form-fitting elastic compression garment for you to wear after your liposuction. This garment is designed to act as a body suit and exert gentle pressure on the surgical site. If you’ve ever worn compression socks for diabetes or any other inflammation disorder, this fabric works the same way. The compression garment will minimize bruising by constricting the blood vessels beneath it and help to reduce any pain or inflammation felt by you. Expect to wear this garment for two or three weeks depending on the place and extent of your liposuction.
The Right Time to Exercise
You’ll definitely want to exercise after receiving liposuction; how else will you maintain your new figure? The thing to ask yourself is when you should start working up a sweat. You’ll probably be too tender to exercise for the first few weeks and Dr. Falcone recommends against strenuous physical activity even if you’re feeling fine for at least two weeks. In the first few weeks after receiving liposuction, your body is still recovering from the procedure and adjusting to its new parameters.
You will want to engage in some activity. Dr. Falcone advises patients to take a nice stroll around the block whenever they feel the urge to be active. Once your recovery period has progressed, you’re encouraged to take up more rigorous exercise such as jogging or cycling.
Dr. Falcone performs tumescent liposuction. It’s a kind of liposuction that decreases recovery time and has fewer restrictions on activities after the procedure is complete. Many patients looking for fast liposuction in Philadelphia choose this method.
Getting Back to Work
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to take weeks off work after undergoing liposuction. You can be back at your desk within three days if you have an office job. Other, less sedate careers may require longer periods of recuperation before you can return. Talk to Dr. Falcone to be sure.
You might also want to take it easy if you received extensive, full-body liposuction or if your job requires a long commute. Sitting for hours in traffic can aggravate the surgical area and slow down your overall recovery, so you may want to simply file for leave rather than extend your recovery period for a lengthy amount of time. Again, talk to Dr. Falcone before you make any plans.
Minimizing Bruising and Swelling
In addition to using your elastic garment, you can also utilize special absorptive pads to reduce pain and discoloration when recovering from liposuction. You can also ask Dr. Falcone about special techniques to help you recover faster. For example, some doctors, such as Dr. Falcone, can use an open-drainage technique where there aren’t any stitches that need to be inserted or removed. Not only does this save you on clinic time, but it can also reduce bruising.
These are just a few tips for managing your post-lipo life. Recovery doesn’t have to be an ordeal if you follow our instructions and take good care of yourself.
Dr. Victoria Falcone is the director of The Falcone Center for Functional, Cosmetic and Integrative Medicine. Licensed to practice medicine by both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Medical Boards, she is board certified, has a decade’s worth of experience in Cosmetic Medicine, and has specialty training in Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Functional and Integrative Medicine, Liposuction Surgery, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medical Weight Loss, Neuromuscular Medicine, Nutrigenomics, Music Therapy and Cranial Osteopathy. Dr. Falcone’s vision is to bring her patients the most advanced cosmetic treatments and techniques to help maintain and restore a more youthful appearance. Please call today to schedule your free initial consultation!