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Recovery post-surgery requires ample rest for both your mental and physical well-being. Expect heightened fatigue and reduced energy during the initial 4-week period following the procedure. It's common to experience bruising and swelling following any liposuction procedure. Bruising typically subsides a bit within 2-3 weeks, while a significant portion of the swelling diminishes over the course of 6 weeks. However, it's normal to have residual swelling for as much as 6-9 months post-surgery.

  • Showering: You can start to shower again after 48 hours post-surgery. Be extra gentle and avoid excessive pressure and scrubbing for the incisions.
  • Arnica Cream: You can apply Arnica cream to the liposuction areas three times per day.
  • Water Activities: Do not take any baths, saunas, steam rooms, swimming, Jacuzzis, or submerging the incisions until they are completely healed, typically at least 4 weeks post-surgery.
  • Incision Tapes: Keep all tape on the incisions; they typically remain in place for 4-6 weeks.
  • Support Garment: Wear a support garment during both the day and the night for the initial 4 weeks. Afterward, it's fine to take off the support garment when you sleep, but you should continue wearing it during the day until 6 weeks post-op.
  • Abdominal Binder: If your support garment includes an abdominal binder, wearing a thin shirt or camisole underneath can enhance comfort and prevent itching or skin irritation.
  • Weight Limits: Refrain from lifting, pushing, or pulling anything over 2 pounds for the first 2 weeks after surgery.
  • Activity Timeline:
    • Week 1: Focus on light walking around the house; walking is crucial for preventing blood clots. Aim for 10-15 minute walks, 3-4 times a day.
    • Week 2: Take brief, gentle walks within your neighborhood.
    • Week 4: You can start incorporating light weights and light cardio into your routine.
    • Week 6: You can resume your normal activities at this point.

Your beauty is a symphony. Don’t trust it to anyone less than a true performer and a master at his craft. Boston and Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Dave Lee brings the virtuosity of a concert pianist and the artistry of a renowned plastic surgeon to each procedure. Schedule a consultation today to discover why patients across New England are singing the praises of Dr. Lee and his staff at PURE Cosmetic Center.

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