Postoperative phases of liposuction

Written by: Dr. Agustín Granado Tiagonce
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Physiotherapy in the postoperative liposuction decreases discomfort and speeds patient recovery. Treatment can begin five days after surgery.

Liposuction technique involves removing superficial and deep fat by introducing a cannula connected to a suction system. It is more plastic surgeries involving tissues.


Postoperative liposuction

Liposuction explanation The movement of the cannula breaks producing blood and lymph vessels and edema hematoma. In addition, a fibrous tissue occurs along the path of the cannula beneath our skin, like tunnels hard consistency which we call internal scars.

Say the experts in plastic surgery , after surgery the skin is separated from the subcutaneous tissue for fat removal. Then begins a stage of rehabilitation of the skin to its new volume down. Collagen fibers begin to be created to glue the skin and subcutaneous tissue previously broken blood and lymph vessels are regenerated in the operation.


Aftercare of liposuction

Liposuction 2 For proper anchoring of the skin is recommended to take a compression stocking or specific band for this type of surgery. It is used day and night for about a month, removing it only at the time of manual lymphatic drainage, surgical consultation and the time of the toilet.

It is important that the belt is securely attached and not make any crease could stay as marked. It is also important that the therapist make recommendations to the patient a healthy posture and teach you how to sit in a correct manner to avoid liposuction, for example abdomen, abdominal folds that still adhere.


Liposuction Recovery

The hematoma that appears after liposuction usually lasts about 2-3 weeks, depending on the volume of extracted fat.

Edema or swelling will disappear, but may persist for up to 2-3 months. Manual lymph drainage accelerates this process significantly helping the lymphatic system reabsorbing. It also helps to decrease the feeling of numbness in some areas, restoring the sensitivity and providing relief.

Postoperative treatment performed in our clinic is adapted to the different conditions of the skin after liposuction.

Our therapist begins treatment with manual lymph drainage for resorption of edema and hematoma, in sessions of 50 minutes, twice a week.

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Liposuction patch



Subsequently treating the tissue state adapts combining manual lymphatic drainage massage more intense, which act in the deeper layers modeling and dissolving the possible tissue fibrosis generated.

We also combine the treatment with the application of neuromuscular bandages, either to relieve muscle tension, treat the scar, bruise or reabsorb help drain fluid.

In our clinic we continue to distinguish ourselves by putting at your disposal a specialist in this type of operation to accompany you throughout the postoperative process physiotherapist.

Any query please contact us or visit us at our website .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Agustín Granado Tiagonce
Plastic surgery

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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