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How to prepare before a liposuction

Liposuction  allows for the reduction, or even removal, of fatty deposits located deep under the skin. It is effective in treating several parts of the body such as the stomach, hips or love handles, saddlebags, thighs, back, chin and even arms. This cosmetic surgery operation requires the implementation of a few good practices before starting. 


Being in the right state of mind

Before preparing the body for liposuction surgery, it is necessary to prepare mentally and be in a good frame of mind. To do this, it is fundamental to :


  • Research the Internet to learn more about the liposuction procedure, including the risks and requirements.
  • Choose an experienced surgeon and this step is the essential step in preparing for liposuction. When an experienced surgeon performs the surgery, the patient is more likely to have better results with fewer side effects. Knowing that the surgeon is experienced can keep the patient more comfortable and calm before liposuction.
  • Keeping expectations of the surgery realistic because liposuction is a surgical procedure that can change the shape of the body, but it won’t make it perfect. 
  • Understand the recovery process because recovery is as important as surgery while trying to know what to do and what to avoid.


Change eating habits and perform physical activities 

To melt away belly fat and before undergoing liposuction, it is essential to know, as a patient, what to do to ensure the best possible result. 


Eating well and exercising are among the habits that must be incorporated into the patient’s day to ensure a good result from the liposuction operation. It is not necessary to lose weight before liposuction, but looking better after surgery is certain if the patient incorporates physical activity into their daily routine and a balanced diet. Apart from the basic rules which are to eat at approximately fixed times while making three meals a day and to drink properly i.e. 1.5 liters of water per day, here are the foods that should be consumed daily:


  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Bee products
  • Cereals
  • Olive tree products.


Quitting smoking before surgery

There are many risks associated with smoking such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic respiratory disease and many other more serious complications. Some of these conditions, if they are already present, will make any kind of surgery inadvisable.


Moreover, smoking increases the deterioration of the quality of the skin and causes the appearance of wrinkles by degradation of the elastic fibers.  Nicotine slows down the healing process and can increase complications after cosmetic surgery, liposuction. Quitting smoking gives the patient a better chance of being accepted for surgery and ensures that the surgery takes place under the best possible conditions. For all cosmetic surgeons and especially for liposuction, it is best to stop smoking at least one month before the procedure. If this is not possible, you should at least stop smoking for two weeks before the operation. 


Avoid alcohol before liposuction 

Drinking alcohol slowly but surely destroys the body and the liver. Therefore, you should avoid drinking alcohol as much as possible, from time to time but in small quantities to preserve your liver and your health. Many men get cancer because they drink too much alcohol. A good glass of wine from time to time but not more. Before cosmetic surgery, liposuction, it is advisable not to drink alcohol, because it prevents the body from healing properly and can lead to infection or bleeding problems.


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Liposuction is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure.  It is a very serious surgical procedure that requires enough time to reflect. However, it is often important to keep in mind that it is not a weight loss technique, but a way to correct a shape. If you are planning to have liposuction in the near future, the tips above can help you prepare properly. Preparation for liposuction can take about three months and should not be rushed. Finally and after the liposuction operation, it is necessary to get enough rest and especially the day before the operation while ensuring that someone can take you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours.


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