Do you have a liposuction procedure coming up? Wondering how you can best prepare for liposuction surgery, including making sure your recovery is as smooth as possible?

Take a look at the five best ways to prepare for your liposuction surgery:

* Individuals Results May Vary.

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Liposuction Surgery

1. Arrange for someone to drive you to and from the surgery.

You won’t be able to drive yourself after surgery, so ask a close friend or family member to drive you to the surgical center. Provide the person’s number to your plastic surgeon so that they can call when you’re done with your procedure.


2. Prepare your meals ahead of time.

We recommend making at least three days’ worth of meals before your surgery. That way, you won’t have to worry about dinner while you’re groggy and just want to relax.

Don’t forget to stock up on liquids, either!

3. Take the time off you really need.

Liposuction surgery may not require as much recovery time as other plastic surgeries, but that doesn’t mean you should rush your recovery before your body is ready. You invested in your body enough to seek out liposuction; now is the time to ensure that you’re investing in your body’s healing time. 

If possible, take the time off you really need, whether it’s an extra day from work or getting your partner to be more involved in taking care of the kids while your body recovers.

4. Get support from family and friends.

Liposuction surgery may be a personal decision, but liposuction recovery may require a little extra support in your life. We recommend having friends and family members check in on you, particularly in the first 48 hours after surgery when you may be groggy or more uncomfortable.

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5. Invest in your favorite entertainment.

You get to take a couple of days off to rest and relax after liposuction surgery – make the most of it! You won’t be able to go anywhere, so why not binge your favorite Netflix show or watch a movie marathon? We recommend getting your entertainment options in order before your surgery so that they’re ready to go by the time you’re home after your procedure.

Dr. Coscia is a true artist. I can’t say enough positive things about him. I always felt validated and respected. I followed his recommendation to include liposuction to get rid of back fat and also to shape my hips. I am short waisted and now have a longer looking torso. I have recommended him to several friends and will always be so grateful for this gift I have given myself. Everyday, it’s a pleasure to get dressed.

Take the Next Step

Want to learn what else you can do to prepare for liposuction surgery? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rudy Coscia at his new plastic surgery practice in Granite Bay, CA.


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