What you do before liposuction can have a significant impact on the success of your procedure. Not only can it influence surgical safety and the speed of your recovery, but it can also influence your results.
Our Scottsdale patients know it’s important to take the right measures to get ready for liposuction. Here are some ways to prepare yourself for a smooth experience and an excellent cosmetic outcome.
1. Hit Your Goal Weight
Liposuction isn’t weight loss surgery. Instead, it’s designed to remove stubborn pockets of diet- and exercise-resistant fat. The procedure offers the best outcomes when patients are at or near their goal weight.
Reaching your target weight several months before surgery will help you enjoy optimal results.
2. Get Your Diet on Track
It’s important to establish healthy and balanced eating habits when you’re gearing up for liposuction. A good pre-liposuction diet can promote better healing, boost your immune system, and improve skin elasticity.
You should have two goals when it comes to finding the right nutrition program. One, to set yourself up for surgical success, and two, to establish a lifestyle change that will benefit you for years to come.
3. Stop Using Nicotine
Nicotine and plastic surgery really don’t mix. Using nicotine before or after a procedure can result in problems. These problems include poor healing and an increased risk of complications.
If you smoke and you’re planning to have liposuction, quit. Avoid nicotine for at least several weeks before and after surgery.
Receive Personalized Recommendations
Learn more about preparing for liposuction. Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey today at 480-767-7700. He will give you personalized preoperative instructions and may recommend lifestyle changes or weight benchmarks. We serve Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, and nearby areas of Arizona from our conveniently located Scottsdale office.