Liposuction Prior To Surgery
Prior to Liposuction Surgery
- Liposuction Overview
- Are You a Good Liposuction Candidate?
- Types of Liposuction
- Benefits of Liposuction
- Dr. Cruise's Liposuction Philosophy
- Liposuction Consultation and Physical Exam
- Prior to Liposuction Surgery
- Liposuction Anesthesia
- After Liposuction
- Recovery from Liposuction
- Possible Liposuction Complications
- Liposuction Cost and Financing
- Liposuction Before and After Pictures
- Avoid sunbathing for 2 weeks prior to surgery.
- Quit smoking at least 2 weeks prior to surgery as nicotine can impair and delay healing.
- Stop all aspirin containing products, medications that contain blood thinners (Motrin, Advil etc.) vitamin E and herbal supplements 2 weeks prior to surgery. You can take 1 multivitamin a day.
- Let the doctor know if you develop an illness, cold, or any skin infection in the liposuction area within a week of surgery.
THINGS TO PURCHASE BEFORE LIPOSUCTION SURGERY
- Garment. You may either buy it from ContourMD, Macy's or Target and buy a body shaping garment for the body part being liposuctioned. The garment should be snug fitting. Don't buy it too tight because after surgery you'll be swollen.
- ScarLess®. ScarLess® is a prescription strength cream with vitamin E, silicone and Hydrocortisone to help minimize redness and elevation of the scars. You can purchase ScarLess® at our office.
- Gauze. Make sure to have a box of 4x4 gauze. You can purchase at any drug store.
- Arnica - www.alpinepharm.com - may decrease bruising, or help it to go away faster. People with high blood pressure should not take Arnica.
THE DAY OF SURGERY
- You may shower and shampoo your hair the night before or morning of your surgery.
- Don't eat for 8 hours and don't drink for 6 hours before surgery (general anesthesia).
- You may brush and rinse your teeth, but do not eat or drink anything.
- No moisturizer or body lotions.
- Do not bring any jewelry or valuables with you on the day of surgery.
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Wear flat, comfortable shoes. Remove contact lenses and dentures before surgery.
- Someone must drive you home and stay with you the first night (general anesthesia).