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.