Liposuction Recovery Melbourne
What occurs after your liposuction procedure at the SKIN CLUB in Melbourne?
The liposuction recovery and care instructions help make you aware of the steps you can take to ensure your recovery smooth and without any complications.
After your procedure, you can begin eating normally. It is important to drink two to three litres of water or fruit juices each day to help prevent dehydration. Drinking this much fluid will also flush any residual anaesthetics from the body.
You should refrain from drinking any caffeine for the first 24 hours following the procedure. Caffeine drinks include soft drinks, coffee, tea and energy drinks. Additionally, you should not drink any alcohol for at least 72 hours.
You will be tired when you arrive home. Rest as needed to prevent exhaustion from occurring. It is important to avoid taking any type of sleep aid during the first 48 hours as there may still be some anesthetics in your body.
The following tips are suggested following a liposuction to help you recover faster.
When you arrive home, you should lay down and rest for at least an hour. To protect your mattress, put a waterproof mattress cover on your bed. This coupled with an old soft blanket will help protect against any stains.
Enjoy a warm shower. Not only does a warm shower feel good, but it also allows excess fluids to drain from your incisions. In fact, the specialists at the SKIN CLUB in Melbourne recommend forcing the fluids from incisions in the shower the first day.
Many men and women find that most fluid will drain in 24 hours; however, for others, it may take several days for the fluid to drain. You will receive an antiseptic solution to use in the shower. Use it until your incisions are no longer draining.
Before taking a shower, let your caretaker known and leave the bathroom door unlocked for your safety. If you faint or fall, you will need a hand up.
After you shower, you will need to apply a topical antibiotic ointment to the incisions before dressing them with the provided pad and tape. The blue line on the premier pad should face upwards.
You must wear your liposuction compression garment 24 hours a day to help ensure the best possible outcome of the procedure. Your normal clothing can be worn over this compression garment. The garment must be worn 24 hours a day for a full 2 weeks.
Never take your compression garment off for longer than 30 minutes. If the compression garment becomes soiled, remove the garment, rinse the soiled area and blot away excess water using an absorbent towel. Finally, dry the garment with a blow dryer.
The local anaesthetic will last for approximately 18 hours. After this, you may experience a small amount of soreness and discomfort. If your pain is more than mildly uncomfortable, take paracetamol +/- ibuprofen to ease your pain.
The staff at SKIN CLUB in Melbourne will schedule a follow-up appointment for 4 weeks after your liposuction procedure. This appointment can be done over the phone, in person or using a video link. If you will not be coming into the SKIN CLUB for your appointment, you will need to send us photographs electronically. These photographs will help the doctor ensure that the procedure went well.
If you have any questions or concerns before your follow-up appointment, contact the SKIN CLUB in Melbourne. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.