Micro liposuction can effectively achieve the body you desire, removing unwanted pockets of fat and contouring your curves. However, there are side effects associated with micro-liposuction that many patients struggle with. Swelling, bruising, pain, and other issues can make the recovery process uncomfortable or difficult to bear. Fortunately, these effects can often be minimized or managed with a few simple steps.
What Is Micro Liposuction?
Micro liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure involving tiny cannulas to remove small amounts of fat from precise areas throughout the body. It is considered a safe and popular method for sculpting and contouring different parts of the body in order to obtain a desired appearance. The entire procedure usually takes 30-45 mins, depending on how much fat needs to be removed and which areas need treatment.
Swelling & Bruising
One of the most common side effects after micro-liposuction is swelling. Swelling occurs due to trauma caused by the insertion of cannulas into the skin during surgery. This inflammation typically peaks within 24 hours post-surgery but may last up to two weeks before it subsides gradually over time. Bruising is also very common after micro liposuction due to the same reason – trauma caused by inserting tiny tubes under your skin’s surface – however this will typically heal sooner than swelling would.
How To Minimize Swelling & Bruising After Surgery
The best way to minimize swelling and bruising after micro-lipo is by taking preventive measures before and after surgery such as:
• Wearing compression garments:
Compression garments help reduce inflammation while also providing support for the treated area during recovery; they should be worn at all times (except when showering) for optimal results.
• Avoid smoking:
Smoking constricts blood vessels, which could increase swelling in your lips; if you smoke, it’s best to cease any activity until fully recover from surgery.
• Elevating your head:
Keeping your head elevated above heart level can help reduce swelling around your eyes or mouth area; this should be done whenever possible (such as when sleeping).
• Applying ice packs:
Ice packs can help reduce both swelling and bruising post-surgery; apply directly onto affected areas for 15 minutes every few hours (or more frequently if needed).
• Avoiding strenuous activities:
Strenuous activities like running or lifting heavy objects should be avoided post-surgery as these could cause more harm than good; instead, focus on light exercises like walking or yoga that won’t strain you too much yet still provide some physical benefit.
Pain after micro liposuction is common but can be managed with doctor-prescribed or over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and paracetamol – remember not to take any medication without first consulting your doctor! Applying cold compresses to the affected areas can also help reduce pain levels while providing temporary relief from discomfort caused by inflammation/bruising/swelling etc. Other tips include avoiding hot showers/baths for 48 hours after the procedure (as heat dilates the veins, increasing the risk of bleeding) and getting plenty of rest to allow your body to recover properly from any minor procedures carried out during the microlipo sessions!
Although it’s normal to experience some discomfort after a cosmetic procedure such as micro-liposuction, there are ways to quickly manage symptoms such as pain, bruising, and swelling! By wearing compression garments throughout the recovery period and taking preventative measures such as avoiding smoking/hot baths/vigorous exercise etc., you will feel better sooner than expected – so don’t worry about feeling down, there’s always hope 🙂