Following a liposuction in Manhattan courtesy of the skilled hands of Dr. Kaufman, there are a few pieces of advice to keep in mind to make sure that your recovery goes smoothly and that you remain as comfortable as possible during the process. Setting up a consultation with Dr. Kaufman, who also performs tummy tucks in the Manhattan area, will help you become aware of what exactly takes place during the procedure, what to expect, and how to recover properly.
After the liposuction you should expect to feel fatigued along with experiencing some bruising and swelling. This is completely normal. As a result you should take some time off of work. Some people are able to go back to work as soon as a week after the procedure while others need more time. Along with personal lifestyle and health factors prior to the procedure, the amount of time you need off following a liposuction or abdominoplasty in Manhattan depends on the type of work you do.
For the first few days following the procedure it will be necessary to place absorbent pads on the incisions due to leakage which is to be expected for the first 24 to 48 hours. Additionally, you will need to wear a compression garment all the time for the first two weeks. The only time the compression garment should be removed is when you are showering. You might feel a little dizzy when you remove the compression garment, so be sure to have someone nearby when you shower. No baths are allowed for 4 to 6 weeks following the procedure, as you are to avoid soaking. This also means no pools or hot tubs.
Following the procedure it is also important to wear loose clothing and not to sit for extended periods of time during the first six weeks of recovery. This prevents the formation of creases on the abdominal skin. Take brief walks around the house to avoid extended periods of sitting or lying down. After four to six days you can begin gradually increasing the amount of walking or exercising but still avoid anything strenuous.
Massaging the area around the procedure, once your doctor okays it, is advisable in order to get lumps to gradually go away. Additionally, Dr. Kaufman may prescribe antibiotics or pain medication to help with the recovery process. Only take the medicine that is given the okay by your doctor and take them as prescribed.
Whether you are seeking liposuction or a tummy tuck in Manhattan you can talk to Dr. Kaufman during a consultation to find the best course of action for you along with additional advice on recovery. To set up an appointment in his Manhattan office call (212)444-9095.