The post-operative recovery process after Lipoescupture and High Definition Lipo is extremely important and essential in order to achieve the desired outcomes from your intervention. This is why, during your initial consultation with our surgeons, this process is explained in details, and adherence to the instructions is strongly recommended:
Most patients will stay in the hospital for one night after the intervention, they will be taken care of by our surgical team, anesthesiologists, and nursing staff on the ward. The following day, patient can be discharged home once they could eat, walk and urinate. Our surgeons will see you in the morning and explain to you the following steps.
With PAL-HD we do not use drains as it is not as aggressive to the body tissue as other technologies.
Your surgeon will prescribe pain medications that control the discomfort you might feel during the first few days. Also an antibiotic that you should take for 5 to 7 days.
Keep you body well hydrated by drinking at least one liter of water per day. There are no diet restrictions during the initial recovery period. Once you pass the 2 weeks point, you are encouraged to eat high protein and high fiber diet completed with essential elements and vitamins
We will provide you with a special garment that you should use for a total of 3 weeks. There is no need to use the garment after the 3 weeks and you start going to the gym, exercise, and return to 100% of your routine.
The post-operative lymphatic drainage and radiofrequency treatments are of utmost important to accelerate the process of recovery and improve the outcomes from your intervention. In general, these sessions start one week after your intervention, 3x sessions per week that should be decreased in frequency depending on the speed of your recovery. You can have these sessions in our Spa at IMAGN Institute, however, if you live in other city or country, please find a center that provides these services close to where you live and our professionals will contact them for clear communication.
Activity & Exercises
You should get out of bed and walk the day of the intervention or the following day. Keep your activity limited to your house the first few days then you can start leaving your house for walks. If you work from home, you should be able to go back to work within 3 days. If you work outside home, you should be able to do so after one week. Three weeks after the intervention, you should be able to restart full activity and exercises.
You should be able to start seeing the results from the first day you remove the garment (1 week after the intervention), however there will be swelling and maybe mild bruising. By 3 weeks you would be able to see around 50% of your result, 70% at 6 weeks, 90% by 6 months and 100% at 1 year (These are general estimates that might vary between patients).
Enjoy checking out our before and after High Definition Lipo results.