3 Ways To Prepare For Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction treatment is a great way to get a more slim and toned look in trouble areas, such as your tummy or thighs. While liposuction isn't meant to be a substitute for weight loss, it can complement your weight loss efforts by helping to contour and shape your body, especially in areas where you have stubborn pockets of fat. Liposuction does require time for healing and recovery afterward, so it's a good idea to prepare ahead of time for your recovery process. Here are three ways to do just that:

Prepare a Comfortable Recovery Area in Your Home

In the days after your liposuction treatment, you will most likely be sore and uncomfortable, and you may even experience moderate to severe pain for the first day or so. You will be prescribed pain killers from your doctor, which will ensure you don't have to suffer but may make you groggy. For these reasons, it's important to prepare a comfortable recovery area where you can relax and rest after your treatment, most likely your bed or couch.

Make sure your bed linens are freshly washed and you have comfortable pillows and blankets. Sign up for Netflix or Hulu so you can binge watch a new TV show while recovering, or load up your Kindle with new books. Keep a basket near your bed or couch where you can stash necessities so you don't have to get up more than necessary. These can include cozy socks, hand lotion, lip balm, bottled water, reading glasses, the remote, or anything you think you'll need nearby. 

Pick Up Your Medication Ahead of Time

Make sure that your surgeon gives you your prescription ahead of time for pain medication and antibiotics, so that you can pick them up and already have them before your surgery. Learn the instructions for your medication so you know exactly when to take which medication. Some surgeons will also prescribe medical, anti-bacterial soap so that you can wash the area where you had your procedure and prevent possible infection.

Prepare Healthy Snacks and Meals

Healthy, nutritious snacks and meals that you prepare before your procedure are a great idea. You won't feel like cooking while groggy and sore, and healthy food is important because you need to give your body the nutrients it really needs to heal. Clean and chop veggies and fruit for easy snacking, and make a few healthy dinners that can easily be warmed up.

Preparing for your liposuction treatment in these ways will ensure a comfortable and stress-free recovery after your treatment.