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What Should You Expect After Mega Liposuction?

What Should You Expect After Mega Liposuction?

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Before having a mega liposuction, it is essential for patients to understand their recovery process. If a patient knows what to expect after their mega liposuction, it tends to be easier to detect any complications early. It can also help to enhance the results obtained through mega liposuction. So, if you wish to learn more about the mega lipo recovery, please read the information provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic below.

Mega Lipo Recovery Time

It is always difficult to estimate your mega lipo recovery, because recovery is different for every patient. Still, even though the mega lipo is an outpatient procedure, the patient must take time to recover from the surgery afterwards.

Once you leave the Dr Lanzer Clinic, you will be asked to avoid strenuous activities until you get the all-clear from Dr Lanzer. Even though you can do some light walking to avoid complications after your surgery, strenuous activities and exercise are advised against. So, please refrain from doing any rigorous activities shortly after your procedure.

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Post-Operative Instructions

Post-operative instructions are always provided by our nurses before you leave our clinic; this means you will be fully informed on what to do during your recovery. Of course, it is normal for a patient to have questions, because some things don’t come to mind until you are recovering. However, you can contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic at any time if you are left with questions.

Patients can also consult their local doctor about their mega lipo recovery. We also recommend visiting your local doctor before you have your lipo surgery, since your doctor could also provide you with vital information before the operation.

Rest Time

Shortly after your surgery, you will have to schedule enough time to rest. Even though mega lipo is an outpatient procedure, your body still requires a lot of rest to recover.

When in doubt about the time you need to rest, you could consult your doctor or one of the nurses at the Dr Lanzer Clinic. Your rest and recovery time will be dependent on the size of the treatment area and the total amount of fat the surgeon will remove, so always speak to a medical professional if you plan to take time off work.

Before you head over to our clinic for your procedure, it could be a good idea to prepare your home for your mega lipo recovery. 


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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Mega liposuction procedures. Ensure that you can recover in a comfortable environment; this includes a bed with a comfy mattress and fresh bedding.

If you’re looking to remove fat from the body, get a free consultation at Melbourne Mega Liposuction clinic with Dr Lanzer.

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Compression Garments

Most patients must wear compression garments after their mega lipo surgery, because the body needs to conform to its new shape. The compression garment will also put some pressure on the treatment area, subsequently reducing any bleeding.

Even though most cosmetic surgery facilities provide compression garments for their patients, this is not the case for all clinics. Before you have your procedure, please inform about possible compression garments at your clinic and if they can be provided at your surgery.

Naturally, compression garments must be specifically designed for the treatment area and must fit accordingly. If you believe your compression garment is ill-fitting, please contact your surgery right away for advice.

The time you need to wear your compression garments depends again on the scope of the mega lipo. However, you will always get clear instructions from our clinic nurses on when to wear the garment and when you can take it off.

Medication During Your Recovery

Your cosmetic surgeon could prescribe medication for your recovery. The type of medication you need to take might vary from patient to patient, but here are the most common types of medication used during the recovery after a mega lipo procedure.

The first type of medication that could be used after mega lipo is antibiotics. Antibiotics are usually prescribed to prevent infection; this means that patients usually must take the entire course unless stated otherwise by their surgeon.

Your cosmetic surgeon might prescribe you some medication for pain management and swelling reduction. Even though most patients can easily manage pain with over-the-counter pain medication, strong pain relief is needed for some patients.

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Possible Side-Effects During Your Recovery

Patients can experience different side-effects during their recovery. Common side-effects experienced after mega lipo include pain, numbness and swelling. These symptoms are usually managed with medication prescribed by the surgeon or over-the-counter pain medication.

If you have not received any pain medication from your surgeon, and if you are looking for some over-the-counter pain medication instead, always check with your surgeon if that over-the-counter medication can be taken safely. Certain pain relief medications could interfere with your recovery, so make sure to always check with your cosmetic surgeon before taking any additional medication.

Walking

Most cosmetic surgeons will recommend walking as soon as possible after your surgery. Gentle walking is the number one prevention for post-op complications such as blood clots. Doing regular walks can also promote the healing process. Therefore, always follow the instructions of your surgeon once you leave the clinic.

Incision Care

The last thing patients should be wary of is the location of their incision. If you have got some stitching from after the surgery, make sure you keep the incision covered and follow the instructions you have obtained from the Dr Lanzer Clinic nurses. Also, if you have any concerns about your incision during your recovery, please contact your clinic immediately for an urgent follow-up.

More Information About Mega Lipo Recovery

Do you need more information about mega lipo recovery? Feel free to contact the receptionists and nurses at the Dr Lanzer Clinic. Even though we have plenty of information on the website, we understand that there can be certain questions you are left with before your surgery. We aim to provide our patients with all the information they need to make an informed decision, so be sure to contact us by telephone, email or web form if you have any mega lipo related questions.


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Let us know the procedure(s) you are considering and your details and we will get back to you with a time and day to suit you.

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