Post-Lipolite Laser Liposculpture Lifestyle & Maintenance Tips

Lipolite Liposculpture is a major improvement over traditional fat loss procedures like liposuction since it combines a minimally-invasive form of body sculpting along with comprehensive fat loss. However, despite its overall safety, the procedure does present some typical aspects related to the post-procedural phase. This refers to the precautions that should be taken during the liposculpture recovery period.

Recovery Period

The swelling around the treated areas can be significant during the first two weeks. The plastic surgeon is most likely to prescribe some over-the-counter painkillers. The treated area takes time to regain its natural elasticity. It is usually understood the results of Lipolite Liposculpture are clearly visible after the first month along with cessation of any discomfort. However, the treated areas can take nearly three months to comprehensively get rid of the small incision marks made during the procedure and regain their natural texture.

Using Basic Aids with Care

The patient should not apply any kind of pain-relieving (anesthetic) skin cream without seeking a professional opinion. The incision sites can make the skin quite tender and somewhat vulnerable to getting inflamed when it comes in contact with the chemicals or steroids in such creams. However, topical applications like ice packs can be used without any apprehension.

Guarding against Physical Movement

For patients who have undergone Lipolite Liposculpture treatment at multiple sites, it is advised not to physically exert themselves during the first week. This is when the skin’s healing process should not be compromised and it should be guarded against extreme temperatures--both cold and hot. However, a totally sedentary lifestyle or bed-rest is not needed. In fact, after the first week, following a simple-but-regular basic exercise regimen is seriously recommended. This helps the surgeon to re-evaluate whether the body-sculpting effects are sustainable. Many times, the treated bodily sites regain some volume due to the internal movement of bodily fluids induced by basic, physical activities.

Using Compression Garments

Many plastic surgeons recommend the patient wears a compression garment for the maximum possible time during the first two weeks of recovery. The idea is to ensure that the treated sites are comprehensively protected. Further, the compression avoids the development of localized edema. It is also said that the compression garment contributes to some extent towards ensuring that the body sculpting executed during the procedure is properly sustained (the required shape of treated site is maintained).

Minimal Dietary Controls

Severe diet restrictions are not needed and this is a major improvement over conventional procedures like liposuction. However, some degree of caution is needed. Due to the removal of fat cells that are heated and suctioned-away during Liposculpture, the remaining fat cells have a propensity of becoming enlarged if the proper diet and hydration is not maintained. Further, a diet that supports tissue growth and overall healing is vital.

Maintaining a Follow-up Regimen

If there is any sign of infection around the treated site, the patient should immediately contact her surgeon. Similarly, severe pain after the first week should be discussed with the attending surgeon. Follow-up visits to evaluate the overall progress are seriously recommended. Many times, shorter, follow-up liposculpture sessions are needed for attaining the expected results.

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