Liposuction or fat modeling is a procedure for removing excess body fat. It may be done on parts of the body such as chest area, upper arms, abdomen, thighs, and calves. In the past lipo involved general anesthesia and a lot of large sutures to allow insertion of hollow tubes called cannulas to suction off the fat.
Tumescent liposuction or the wet technique was developed to eliminate the need for general anesthesia and reduce blood loss. Local anesthesia is administered and the procedure performed with smaller incisions. The amount of risk is minimized and the healing faster. For better healing some tips can be observed.
Healing the wounds
The immediate concern is having the wounds heal without infection. The sutures maybe are usually done in a way to allow draining of excess fluids. The sutures are removed in 7-10 days leaving small wounds. If the environment is reasonably clean, leave the wounds uncovered wounds for faster healing. These wounds should be gently cleaned from time to time to avoid infection.
Getting the diet right
Any healing process required the body to regenerate tissue. lipo is usually done to eliminate fat and it would be counterproductive taking in foods that lead to weight gain. This means cutting out high calorie foods like fast foods. You will be resting for almost 4 weeks and intake of calorie foods means that excess calories will be turned into fat taking us back to square one.
Appropriate diet should have a lot of protein to encourage faster non-fat tissue regeneration. Animal protein like meat should be taken in moderation as the fat composition is also significant. The best foods are plant protein such as legumes. Beans, lentils and peas are examples of plant protein that contain the right dosage of protein and calorie content.
Exercise and work
Many people are able to get about after undergoing liposuction. This may lull them into thinking that they can jump back into work like normal even against the doctors orders. The doctor will usually recommend 2-3 weeks of rest.The good feelings that are brought about by seeing a good shape emerge might encourage some to go overboard and start exercising hard and sooner than is recommended. This is dangerous as it can lead to reopening of sutures.Exercise is recommended after 6 weeks and above, and even then, it should be light.
Healing faster after liposuction is largely dependent on dieting tactics as this is the largest contributor of fatty deposits in the first instance.