The countdown to your liposuction procedure is an exciting time. Once your surgery has been scheduled, your best body is right around the corner. All that is left for you to do is prepare yourself for your. Here, we discuss what should be on your list of things to do.
How to Physically Prepare for Liposuction
Physical preparation for liposuction is important to the procedure itself, to the recovery process, and also to your long-term results. Before your surgery, we recommend that you:
- Establish healthy eating habits. If you are having liposuction, it’s safe to assume that you are interested in looking slim and sculpted. Your diet will help you get there and stay there. Generally speaking, it’s hard to go wrong when you choose fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meat, and healthy fat to fill your plate.
- Establish your ideal exercise routine. One of the reasons people have liposuction is because diet and exercise sometimes don’t touch certain pockets of fat. That said, having exercise choices that feel good to you throughout the year is an excellent way to make sure your results are the most satisfying. Exercise also promotes the healthy circulation you’ll need to recover well from surgery.
- Get cozy. Before surgery, start thinking about what you’ll want to have nearby as you recover. Liposuction recovery isn’t terrible. You’ll be up and walking the same day as your procedure, just not for long distances. Because you’ll be sore, tender, and maybe a little fatigued, it’s ideal to prepare a cozy space well in advance of needing it.
How to Mentally Prepare for Liposuction
With the body prepared, it’s time to turn to the mind. Your surgical recovery may go much more smoothly if you:
- Get into the right headspace. It is beneficial to understand that liposuction brings certain side effects. Having a mindset of excitement about the “light at the end of the tunnel” can help you avoid significant peaks and dips in your mood while you recover form your procedure. Many patients experience feelings of doubt and frustration as they notice swelling and bruising on their bodies. This is normal and temporary. Knowing this, you are much more prepared for potential conflicting feelings.
- Ask for support. After your liposuction, you should be able to get up and move around on your own. Chances are you won’t need much help and support, but it’s good to have it just so you can focus on rest and healing. A loved one, or a few loved ones, can pick up childcare duties for a few days, walk the dog, make meals, and so on.