How to Prepare for Liposuction

Liposuction is an excellent way to get rid of stubborn body fat and achieve a well-toned body. However, only a highly qualified and experienced surgeon like Dr. Berman can ensure you achieve your surgery goals and your desired look without compromising your health. For a successful and rewarding surgery, follow these key steps to prevent unpleasant side effects and ensure a smooth recovery process.

Achieving Your Target Weight

Losing weight on your own is vital before you visit any plastic surgeon. While there is no particular size you must achieve, it is advisable to work towards your desired weight before the surgery and present a healthy BMI (body mass index), as liposuction aims to eliminate excess fat in specific areas of your body. If you are unsure of how to go about it, reach out to Berman Plastic Surgery and Spa, Boca Raton, Florida, beforehand.

Gaining Muscle

Liposuction removes the accumulated fat that prevents you from achieving your desired look. Once it is through, it exposes the muscles underneath the body fat. For faster healing, you should have regular workouts before and after the surgery to achieve a slimmer, toned look.

Dieting Options

Having liposuction requires a healthy eating routine that fuels your body and guarantees an effective and fast recovery. Your diet should help boost skin elasticity and healing after liposuction. To achieve this, stay hydrated, avoid processed foods and sugar, and eat foods rich in antioxidants, such as:

  • Plant-based foods
  • Berries
  • Veggies
  • Lean protein
  • Healthy fats and oils

Quit Nicotine

Nicotine use constricts blood cells and vessels, reducing blood flow. Blood vessels are delicate; therefore, such limitations on their ability to function at optimum levels can affect the results and hinder the recovery of a successful liposuction. Nicotine can also trigger complications during liposuction, such as an increased risk of blood clots. Try to quit nicotine use a few weeks before the procedure.

Plan for a Smooth Return Home

The recovery time after liposuction is brief for most people, but you can expect several days of downtime. Since the timeline varies for every patient, ensure you arrange for a relaxing and less strenuous routine and note the following:

  • Keep all essentials in accessible areas
  • Stock up on quick-fix meals
  • Schedule for help with children or pets

Schedule A Consultation Today!

Liposuction is an effective way to contour your body. Proper preparation helps achieve better and lasting results while minimizing the risks of complications. With these tips, you can count on impressive results thanks to Dr. Berman, who is not only a board-certified plastic surgeon but also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) with 30 years of practice experience.

Schedule a consultation by calling our Boca Raton office at 561.235.3208 or by using our online contact form.

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Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.

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