Liposuction- After Care Instructions
Following surgery, you will have a compression garment in place. Leave this in place for 24 hours. Afterwards you can remove the garment to shower. Apply a small amount of Vaseline to the incisions. These cuts can be expected to ooze yellow/pink fluid for a couple days. This is normal and stops on its own. Wearing the compression garment is beneficial and speeds healing. You should wear it as much as possible for the first 6 weeks following the procedure. You can remove the garment and put it through the laundry. In general, liposuction sites feel sore, and may bruise. This lingers for a couple weeks before subsiding. Pain medicine will be provided to cover the first few days after the procedure. After 3 days, over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen are sufficient to ease discomfort.
It is important to be seen by Dr Camp after your initial post-op checks. He will you in follow-up appointments at 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 6 months and 1 year post-op. We will arrange these appointments for you.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL DR CAMP
If you need immediate care or have questions, please call Dr Camp anytime on his cell. There is no such thing as a minor question. I would rather you call me than wonder and not do the right thing, so please call or email me anytime.