Liposuction is one of the most popular ways to lose excess fat, but it is a surgery that requires ample recovery time and supplies. From compression garments to bandages, here’s everything you should get before a liposuction procedure.
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To-do before lipo:
- Get a regular physical to make sure you’re healthy.
- Get your pain meds in order. Usually they’re only needed for the first week, then you can switch to Tylenol.
- Ensure compression garments are the right fit.
- Get some books and videos to keep yourself entertained. Recovery can be long.
- Schedule lymphatic massages for after the surgery if your doctor doesn’t provide them.
- Clean the house and go grocery shopping.
- Meal preparation is key — you won’t feel like cooking after surgery. Make large batches of soup and any other type of meal that can be made in bulk, then freeze single servings. Have grab-and-go items on hand, like protein bars, Jell-O, real fruit popsicles, pre-cut veggies and dips.
- Prepare your nest. Clear clutter, even cleaning out your heavy purses and bags (you won’t feel like lifting them later), organize recovery clothing, move a table or nightstand closer to your bed, and position everything in easy reach in the bedroom and kitchen.