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What You Do Before Liposuction Really Matters

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Liposuction offers a safe, versatile, and effective method of removing unwanted fat cells that will not respond to diet and exercise alone. To achieve the best results with liposuction, you must choose a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon. Proper preparation, both mentally and physically, are essential for getting the best results from your upcoming liposuction procedure.

At Bay Area Plastic Surgery, Dr. Leonard Gray has performed countless liposuction procedures on patients around San Francisco. His power-assisted liposuction method creates seamless, long-lasting results that will keep you looking fit for years to come. Read on to learn some helpful tips to prepare for your liposuction procedure that will help you heal faster and maintain results.

Tips To Prepare for Liposuction

  1. Reach Your Goal Weight

Liposuction, while a great tool in your weight loss journey, is not to be considered an alternative method to exercise and diet. Liposuction is based on your current weight and body composition. Therefore, it is best to be at or near your goal weight at the time of your surgery to avoid seeing your liposuction results reduced if your weight changes again.

2. Work On Building Lean Muscles

Liposuction targets stubborn fat pockets and can often reveal muscles hidden behind these layers of fat. Muscles also help to burn fat even when the body is at rest, which can help to achieve your desired results. Besides helping you achieve your desired look from surgery, building muscle will also enhance your strength and speed up your recovery.

3. Have A Nutritional Plan

Your diet is critical when preparing for any surgical procedure, especially liposuction. A healthy, balanced diet composed of nutritional foods heavy in vitamins and proteins will help to enhance the elasticity in your skin and give your body the necessary energy to heal faster after surgery. As you prepare for your liposuction treatment, remember to drink plenty of water and eat foods high in antioxidants, vitamins, lean fats, and protein to keep your body in top shape.

4. Kick the Nicotine habit

Nicotine in cigarettes and many vape pens restricts blood vessels resulting in a vast reduction of blood flow throughout the body. This can negatively affect your body’s ability to heal and lead to serious infections around the incision sites. By quitting smoking, your body can increase its blood flow to the incision sites, provide more oxygen to damaged tissues, reduce the risk of blood clots, and accelerate healing.

5. Prepare Your Home

To help make your recovery faster and more comfortable, you must organize your home in advance. Recovery after liposuction is relatively quick, but your home should be a place of rest and relaxation for the first week.

You can prepare your home by:

  • Having essential items nearby, including a remote, book, water, and charging chords
  • Have all your washing done and comfortable clothes ready
  • Buy or prepare foods that are easy to heat up or make
  • Make arrangements for children and pets with someone you trust

Target Hard to Reach Areas with Bay Area Liposuction

Are you ready to say goodbye to subcutaneous fat in hard-to-target areas with liposuction? Now that you’re more prepared, recovery from your liposuction procedure should be a breeze. At Bay Area Plastic Surgery, we’ll help to make your procedure as smooth as possible so that you can focus on loving your new shape and contours. To learn more about this body shaping procedure, simply schedule your consultation online or call (628) 215-1671, where a member of our staff will be happy to assist you.

We look forward to meeting you soon!